I suffer from a lifetime of negative self-talk habits and too much self-judgement. Even with the experience of working on self-acceptance before taking this class, I didn’t have the tools to truly work towards mindfulness. While there are many practices and concepts that I have learned from this class that have helped me along my journey, the ideas of resisting leading to suffering, the practice of softening, and the practice of loving-kindness have been my true saviors. I genuinely believe that these ideas will stick with me for the remainder of my life. When times get tough and I begin to shut even myself out, I know that these practices can help center me again.
Personal conflict I faced many conflict situations in my life where I had no idea how to deal with it or what I could do to make things better. I always saw conflict as a negative thing and something that will end up in damaged relationships, but Weeks (1994) explains how conflict can be seen as positive in many occasions. Anstey (1993) also explains
For many this acceptance is the hardest part of letting go, but without it there is no way to leave the past behind. It also helps to look at the past from a different, more positive angle. For example, instead of berating yourself for failures give yourself credit for getting through them and survived the
I also think there are times when cutting would deprive us of deep and meaningful relationships that enrich our lives, but which sometimes get get twisted and knotted and need set right again. Relationships that last are complicated. All of them. If you decide to walk any significant distance in life with a person, somewhere along the path you’re going to disagree
Thus, despite the values I was brought up with, the lack of proper information and the lack of space to vent feelings, I don’t associate my sensitivity with shame anymore. It did cause a lot of difficulties in the past, but it is these difficulties that forced me to get out my box and question myself, my attitude. And it is these difficulties that gave me a better understanding of myself, freed me of my inhibitions and made me the person I am
I know that a break-up is too painful for someone who truly loves. I experienced it first hand and it honestly took me quite a long time to move on. These are the steps that I did during my own break-up which I know will also help you accept the fact, move on and be a better person after the heartache. Have time with yourself first. Yes, you need to be alone with yourself but do not use this alone time to be lonely and depress.
It is interesting to consider what may be happening in someone’s life, but it is unfair to say that we know exactly what is happening in the real world. David has an interesting life, full of many events that definitely had some influence on who he became. Even though there were events in David’s life that may have set him up for a challenging life, and he did have difficult moments, in the end he seemed to make it out with a well-rounded life. David Helfgott had a strict father. Elias Peter had a rough childhood that had a clear influence on his ideas of family – he despised his father and tried to distance himself from his family and their religion.
Should family go above justice and truth? Should you tell the truth even if it costs you your job? Lobby hero creates many issues that have no real answer. There is no set terms of black and white and it is interesting to see characters ideas and values come out of their discussions. I didn’t love the ending, I felt like it left me with many questions, but that might have been intentional.
I am at the point now where I recognise that I am unconfident in my abilities, and I try to push myself to greater things, but there is a part of me that is still unsure if I am good enough. This semester I have made a conscious effort to push myself out of my comfort zone, and it has already given me wonderful experiences. I have had to do a lot of advocating for myself, which has required me
My Painful Past Experience As a high school student, I do not see myself having as many painful moments as others because of my lack of experience in this world but if I had to chose one in particular, I would chose the time I started doing self-harm. Some saw it as an obnoxious way of crying for help while I saw it as a way of letting all the tension I bottle up let loose. I will talk about how it all started, how I recovered, and how I reflect on it at this time. This was a very personal point in my life and I know the effects it had on me and the people around me. I will now explain in further depth.