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→→→→ vertical line TOPIC: HOW TO QUIET YOUR MIND
vertical line Posted on Mar.10.2012 @ 03:16PM EDT by Hollow


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Reply from Woodsman
Mar.10.2012
04:56PM EDT 
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vertical line walk the dogs 3.5 miles on a back country road, temp about 48 F.

And drink a tall glass of water, after.

And never watch tv.
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Reply from Hollow
Mar.10.2012
05:10PM EDT 
vertical line My dog just tried to climb in my lap.
She's a 75 pound Labrador though. Didn't get too far.
Still a puppy at heart.
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Reply from starduster
Mar.11.2012
08:08AM EDT 
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My dog loves to climb up in my lap.  Shes mid-sized.  I put a cushion over the space between the leg rest and seat of my recliner so she doesnt fall through.

The danger is that if she sees a cat on her deck she will launch off of me and carve deep scratches with her hind claws.  She does that so fast I have a hard time avoiding it.  She gets me at the shoulders just under the collarbones.

I have to take my shirt off at the Chiropractors office.  She hasnt said anything about the scratches, but probably thinks I have  a helluva lover.  Nope.  Just my dog.

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Reply from Avisitor
Jun.13.2012
02:28AM EDT 
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vertical line This is the answer??
A dog?
A dog chasing a cat?
A chiropractor who sees scratches??

Wait, where was my mind??? I must have lost it somewhere???
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Reply from Woodsman
Jun.13.2012
08:26AM EDT 
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vertical line I'm up this morning, here to see and tell, before greeting the dogs out in the front room, still being quiet. No words have been uttered yet, only coffee on the breath, a gift to the tongue of life giving and getting when starts to form words from thoughts... as the sun rises on the land of light reception, clean air giving silent being beginnings. 
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Reply from frozenaomi
Jun.13.2012
10:44AM EDT 
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My dog loves to climb up in my lap.  Shes mid-sized.  I put a cushion over the space between the leg rest and seat of my recliner so she doesnt fall through.


The danger is that if she sees a cat on her deck she will launch off of me and carve deep scratches with her hind claws.  She does that so fast I have a hard time avoiding it.  She gets me at the shoulders just under the collarbones.


I have to take my shirt off at the Chiropractors office.  She hasnt said anything about the scratches, but probably thinks I have  a helluva lover.  Nope.  Just my dog.


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Aww. Close enough. A dog may not be a lover but at least they are always there for you. Unless they see something chase-able. But then, we've established the same is true for an SO.
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Reply from frozenaomi
Jun.13.2012
11:17AM EDT 
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vertical line Speaking of things prone to launching themselves across the floor, what's the story with your niece and her little boy coming to stay with you Starduster?
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Reply from Avisitor
Jun.13.2012
11:52AM EDT 
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vertical line How does one find the answers??
I sometimes feel like a spring .. compressed
Until the thing holding me down releases and then I'm lost in the air
Uncontrolled and free from gravity ... flying
Then, here I am again .. asking
How does one find the answers??
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Reply from starduster
Jun.14.2012
05:46AM EDT 
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Quote: "Speaking of things prone to launching themselves across the floor, what's the story with your niece and her little boy coming to stay with you Starduster?"
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Her mom is very ill with Cancer.  They all live in Northern Viginia.  It would not be practical for her to move away at present, but after her mom has passed on it may be a good idea. 

I have been living alone for 20 years, and I could use some company.  Its been a long time since I lived in a *family* setting.

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Reply from starduster
Jun.14.2012
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Quote: "How does one find the answers??
I sometimes feel like a spring .. compressed
Until the thing holding me down releases and then I'm lost in the air
Uncontrolled and free from gravity ... flying
Then, here I am again .. asking
How does one find the answers??
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Open your heart and mind and see what comes to you.

The only prerequisite I know of is that you have to be able to stop the internal dialogue, and leave it off.  There is nothing else to work on than that.

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Reply from Avisitor
Jun.14.2012
09:57AM EDT 
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vertical line Thanks for the advice. Have heard it a thousand times and still I'm too thick to get it right.
Maybe this time will be the one??? lol
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Reply from justin
Jun.16.2012
02:01PM EDT 
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vertical line Quote: "Thanks for the advice. Have heard it a thousand times and still I'm too thick to get it right.
Maybe this time will be the one??? lol
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but did you listen?
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Reply from Avisitor
Jun.16.2012
03:15PM EDT 
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vertical line Quote: "Quote: "Thanks for the advice. Have heard it a thousand times and still I'm too thick to get it right.
Maybe this time will be the one??? lol
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but did you listen?
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Am guessing that I am still too thick to get it right.
Listening wasn't the problem
It was the actualization
Will try harder next time
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