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Ignoring, rejecting, or clinging to our pain only increases it. Acceptance is the path to transforming it.

This is a beautiful article from goodtherapy.org about acknowledging our pain without falling into the downward spiral of suffering. http://www.goodtherapy.org/blog/pain-versus-suffering/

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It’s not so much emotions, but reactions to emotions that make all the difference.

Emotion is a powerful experience, and a physical experience.  What our thoughts say is fear, sadness, joy, hope, regret, anxiety, love…is really a translation by our brain of the signals carried to it by the nerves that travel all over

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Facing other people’s pain

It’s hard to know what to do when terrible events occur far beyond the reaches of our ability to fix them, both in terms of geography and the limits of our own power.  It’s upsetting to watch the news, but

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One of my favorite metaphors for therapy!

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