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07 Feb 2020 21:23 #349598 by Atania Kenobi
Lately, I've been stressed I've already had three close friends pass into the force this year, new class schedule, and I'm currently dealing with people who don't know how to be nice. I have a cyst in my neck, it's the sickly season, and it's hard to breathe with all of this stress. It seems to me I'm just piling up all of my problems, but as the Buddha wisely said: "everyone has 83 problems." It's true, when I first read this quote Listed my problems down and I thought about each and every one of them. I thought It would be better if I documented these problems here so that I can reflect.
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07 Feb 2020 22:55 #349603 by Manu
Replied by Manu on topic Take a Deep breath
* Passes the peace pipe *

The truth is something that burns. It burns off dead wood. And people don't like having the dead wood burnt off, often because they're 95 percent dead wood. - Jordan Peterson
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08 Feb 2020 02:23 #349616 by Rex
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Naming a problem is the first step to grappling with it. I tend to believe my number of problems is closer to 99, but eh that's me

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08 Feb 2020 22:15 - 08 Feb 2020 23:18 #349641 by OB1Shinobi
Replied by OB1Shinobi on topic Take a Deep breath
Theres a sort of poetic beauty in the fact that life is tragically fragile and uncertain and yet living organisms, within the limits of our fragility, can be so incredibly resilient. While we didnt evolve for the specific context of modern civilization, we did evolve in such a way as to be capable of withstanding a great amount of pressure. The capacity to handle stress and overcome difficulties is encoded into our DNA. I like to remind myself that as long as im not literally on fire and there isnt some large animal chewing on some part of my body, the situation that im in may be uncomfortable but im probably going to be ok. Im betting you have the internal resources to handle your stress as long as youre able to, as you said, take a deep breath and remind yourself that you’ll get through it.

I don't know if you intended this topic to be an open discussion or if its more along the lines of a journal to record details about your personal life, but its in a discussion section of the board so people will reply, sometimes. I hope you can find some encouragement in the replies you receive.

“To be impeccable means to put your life on the line in order to back up your decisions, and then to do quite a lot more than your best to realize those decisions.”
-Carlos Castaneda
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