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    Talk About It Tuesday: The Compassion Of Others

    <p>Talk About It Tuesday: The Compassion Of Others</p>
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    Growing Pains

    Back in the day,

    We used to play outside till dawn

    Now, we're just another government pawn

    Back in the day,

    We used to live, laugh & grow

    Now, we are forced to work our asses off bro

    What is this shit? (mind my language)

    Death is a trap to try and get us to submit?

    As kids, we couldn't wait to be adults

    Now, I reflect and I am like that was truly nuts!

    The days when we could cry and be comforted

    Childhood turned to adulthood and those days plummeted

    Now, we're struggling to make ends meet, Who would have thought, childhood was only a treat

    But it's life,

    So put away that knife

    It is what it is -

    God is good, all is his

    Better days are ahead

    So, go and continue to chase that bread!

    #Life #resilience #NeverGiveUp #Suicide #SuicideAwareness #Selfharm #selfharmawareness #strength #courage #bravery #Independence #freedom #freedomwriters #useyourwords #expression #expressyourself #creativity #Deep #deepthinkers #bold #Spirituality #Meditation #Spiritual #calm #Zen #gowiththeflow #liveinthepresent #loa #TheSecret #manifest #manifestation #Positivity #PositiveVibes #GoodVibes #vibes #Energy #YouCanDoIt #Believe #Hope #Care #Empathy #compassion

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    Have you ever?

    Have your ever felt like no one understands you?

    Like you are alive but yet you feel like you are also dead

    Have you ever tried to reach out or talk

    But then, you are like 'nah, they won't get it'

    Have you ever felt so anxious,

    you masked it with ridiculously lame and 'weird' humour or sarcasm?

    Just to make it look like you are super chill but you are really just nervous

    Have you ever wanted to win a stranger's heart

    By giving them random compliments or by trying to make them smile or laugh

    Secretly thinking to yourself that this is exactly how you feel everyone should be and treat each other

    Have you ever been so naive to ignore the bad in someone and focus solely on the positives and look at the good in everyone?

    Have you ever been so foolish that you've tried to help and support or cheer up someone that has repeatedly hurt you and you know does not care about you and probably would not do the same in return? Yet, you do it anyways?

    Have you ever just stared into space, zoned out and smile...

    Imagining your perfect little dream world

    Imagining Utopia

    Have you ever been so naturally 'high' that people have assumed you drank or did drugs?

    Have you ever felt happy inside but on the outside felt scared to express or show it because of well, so-called evil eye

    Have you ever not believed in superstitions yet still been anxious and overthink your interactions due to them

    Have you ever just been happy for no reason at all like a child

    Have you ever... just spontaneously wrote a post like this without even thinking?

    Impulsivity can be fun but it can be exhausting...

    Humour can be fun but be tiring...

    Good things come and go; it is okay to feel not okay and for bad times to also come, they also go.

    Don't stop being you due to the bad moments or days

    KEEP SMILING :) :) Your energy is contagious and is needed to make the world go round - YING YANG - hippie style

    #modernhippie #hippiestyle #yingyang #loa #TheSecret #Energy #vibe #GoodVibes #smile #keepsmiling #haveyouever #justdoit #taketheinitiative #takerisks #risk #Risks #Impulsivity #spontaneous #bebold #bold #Brave #courage #strength #Independence #freedom #freedomwriters #resilience #Empathy #compassion #humanity #happyness #pursuitofhappyness #justlisten #listen #justobserve

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    Dying is NOT a Pissing Match

    When reaching out to a cousin about my life-threatening illness, I was met with her text response, “Bigger problems. I have HIV”. I responded in a kindly manner offering moral support and received no further response. It's more than a week later. I know she is probably scared. So am I. However, I was quite annoyed with the one-up-manship; especially, because I know she is misinformed. Dying has never been a competition, as far as I know. Let's look at the most current scientific facts:

    With the right treatment and care, people with HIV can live a normal lifespan.


    Analyzing prognostic factors in 84 hematologic patients with invasive fusariosis, the 90-day probability of survival was 0% if patients had persistent neutropenia

    When someone reaches out to you about their life-threatening disease, get your facts straight before being unkind, even if you have your own life-threatening disease. Dying is NOT a pissing match.

    #lifethreateningdisease #lifeexpectancystatistics #compassion #DeathOfFamilyScapegoat

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    “When people show you who they are believe them the first time”

    I just saw a YouTube video and heard Oprah say this. I used to say it too, but I no longer buy into this belief, and I’ve stopped saying it. Here’s why:

    “……… believe them the first time”

    People can display unfortunate behaviours because of unresolved trauma, e.g. survival mechanisms, triggers etc. These behaviours are not who people are but merely symptoms of unhealed trauma.
    Instead, I look at PATTERNS. These are also not who a person is, but if there’s a recurring pattern of destructive behaviour, it is a telltale that a person likely is struggling with some serious and unresolved issues.
    In that case, I would reconsider how close I want to be with that person - for the sake of my mental health.
    (Please understand this doesn’t apply for abusive behaviours in any shape or form)

    I’m aiming to be more compassionate, both to myself and others.
    Humans are quick to judge and jump to conclusions, throwing labels around and putting others in boxes. It’s not kind. It’s not cool. No wonder the world is at war; it lacks compassion.

    Can we all become more aware and stop believing everything that meets the eye??
    We never know what someone is going through.
    Humbleness and compassion is cool; maybe we should all practice this a little more?

    ~ JG

    #newperspective #compassion #mentalhealthmatters #discernment #humbleness #Love

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    Making a better world

    Spreading #Kindness , #compassion and #Support is now something I am focused on as I continue on my life journey.

    I have seen this world as a very dark and scary place filled with mean people for almost 40 years.

    I am trying to acknowledge people when they impact my life without triggering my fears.

    Going out of my way to thank people who provide me with a service.

    Recognizing people for their positive attitudes that impact and intersect with my life.

    In the past two weeks, I haven't been out in the world just a few times.

    I have encountered two people that I recognized as part of the world I want to keep. Their enthusiasm for their work and helping me with what I needed made a difference in my life.

    My default in life is to see the world as scary place filled with mean people. I still see the scary and the mean people, but I am working on recognizing there are a few that make the world somewhat tolerable even at times enjoyable.

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    Compassion fatigue

    <p>Compassion fatigue</p>
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    💻💁🏻‍♀️Takeaway message⚠️

    <p>💻💁🏻‍♀️Takeaway message⚠️</p>
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    it’s always nice to be reminded that yes, we all have a lot of work to do but.. the work isn’t always easy.
    it’s oftentimes so hard and scary and difficult and uncomfortable and it shouldn’t be unacknowledged that in the search for better, we may struggle.
    but we have to be willing to face our fears and also possibly experience great internal discomfort if what we really do want is change.
    change isn’t born out of complacency but instead maybe born out of challenge and compassion. #change #selfwork #complacency #compassion #challenge