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Participant N° 4:

Trying to connect with our deep and dormant wishes is never easy…

I should have done this before, many, many years ago. My dormant wishes had been fighting with my super-ego. My super-ego won the battle. I had been meeting people who blocked my wishes and I allowed it.

Now in my brand-new sixties, I can afford fighting back. I’m working on that. Developing my dormant wishes, little by little, going and coming, absolutely convinced that this is the path. The path to freedom, peace, health, happiness and beauty throughout old age.

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Participant N° 3

Trying to change negative thoughts, patterns and attitudes is never easy… 

When we are in front of negative things, the first impression is darkness. But everything has two sides. We need to stop and see; we need to stop and breathe, we need to stop and reflect: What is it hidden? What is there to be developed? What do we need to learn?

If there is something negative, it means that there is something good on the opposite side. Let’s think about it and try to discover waht it is…

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In our last meeting we went on connecting with our creative growth, as well as improving our writing, reading and speaking skills. The activity planned was to write about one of the following topics and then comment on them:

1) Dealing effectively with mistakes is never easy…

2) Developing self-compassion and self-acceptance is never easy…

3) Communicating effectively is never easy…

4) Living in contact with our own reality is never easy…

5) Trying to change negative thoughts, patterns and attitudes is never      easy…

6) Trying to cope with the vulnerabilities that affect our daily routine is never easy…

7) Trying to connect with our deep and dormant wishes is never easy…

 

Participant N°1:

Trying to connect with our deep and dormant wishes is never easy… how many times have I said those words in my life? And the fact is, that I kept telling myself that this is so… and if it is not easy why should I bother to waste my so “valuable” time?

Do I have any clue about what a wish is? Or at least, have I ever challenged myself to connect with something deep and dormant, that if existed, should be buried and full of dust in some old and rusty compartment, which would make it almost impossible to find?

To be faithful to whom I believe I am, first of all, I have to stop complaining and making excuses for not been able to write. Yes, that’s it “to write”, as since  the beginning of this essay, that has been the only wish which has been resounding in my heart. “Writing” and “Reading” are the strongest wishes I have ever had.

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Our members keep  sending us the activity done in our last “Necklaces & Ties” meeting. In this opportunity,  the poem  sent is the one which has been adapted after listening to all the others. Excellent result!!!

“Looking for a moment of s

 running out of my bed

meeting nice women , sharing a group

which makes me feel better, restoring my health.

Dreaming of a best life-style

hoping for it as a child in Christmas Eve

preparing myself with effort

coping with my resistance to be happy

transforming my thoughts in energy.

Getting rid of sadness

with less old tears and more new smiles

going through difficulties

achieving my goals wisely

shining with the sparkles

of an adult modern woman

with the real age of my soul.

Silvia

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We’d like to share one of our “Necklaces & Ties” member’s great achievements. While working on the creativity course: “Recovering our Creative Growth”, based among others, on the book : “The Artist’s Way” by Julia Cameron, she discovered one very deep and hidden longing: to become a theatre artist… some years have passed by and here she is:

Congratulations María Pía for this beatiful theatre show! Keep it up! We feel thrilled with your creative goal!

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The Guest House

This being human is a guest house. Every morning a new arrival.

A joy, a depression, a meanness, some momentary awareness comes

As an unexpected visitor. Welcome and entertain them all!

Even if they’re a crowd of sorrows, who violently sweep your house

empty of its furniture, still treat each guest honorably.

He may be clearing you out for some new delight.

The dark thought, the shame, the malice meet them at the door laughing,

and invite them in.

Be grateful for whoever comes,

because each has been sent as a guide from beyond.

Rumi

 

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Our repetitive suffering does not come from the uncomfortable situation of feeling our bodies and faces tense and as if we had a lump sitting in our stomach, that can physically hurt – this experience itself is not a problem.

Our repetitive suffering comes from what happens next, when we are spinning off , or getting swept away. It comes from rejecting our own energy when it comes in a form we don’t like. It comes from continually strengthening habits of grasping and aversion and distancing ourselves. In particular it comes from our internal conversations – our judgements and labels about what’s happening.

from:”Taking the leap” by Pema Chödrön

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