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I'm passionate about helping people transform their fear into freedom,
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A traumatized person can feel a range of emotions both immediately after the event and in the long term. They may feel overwhelmed, helpless, shocked, or have difficulty processing their experiences.
Trauma can also cause physical symptoms. Some traumas that happened in childhood go undetected, until you begin to attract 'dramas' in your life..
Trauma can have long-term effects on the person’s well-being. If symptoms persist and do not decrease in severity, it can indicate that the trauma has developed into a mental health disorder called post-traumatic stress disorder (PTSD).
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Who is your North Star? Who is the leader or person you measure yourself against?
According to the Greek philosophers, this is an important question that must be answered urgently. The Stoics used the concept of the Sage as a hypothetical ideal to contemplate and measure themselves against.
The Stoic Sage is a supremely virtuous, perfect human being. She is a completely good person and lives a smoothly flowing, happy life. She’s the ideal role model in the Stoic philosophy.
This guided meditation will help you decide on who your role models are...
You must always be pointing them out to yourself, as Seneca said. You must always be asking yourself how they would behave, what they would expect of you. You must strive and struggle to live up to their standard.
“There is a need, in my view, for someone as a standard against which our characters can measure themselves. Without a ruler to do it against you won’t make crooked straight.” - Seneca
At the end of each day, sit down with your journal and review:
What did you do?
What did you do well?
What not so well?
How could you improve?
Keep constant watch over yourself and put up each day for personal review,
just like the Pythagoreans and Stoics:
Why? - if you don't know where you went wrong, how are you supposed to improve as a person?
If you don't know how you want to behave in the world, how can you be your best?
Plus, you'll sleep much better with this routine.
Watch video to find out more...
A short film I made with my niece Theope- A girl goes on holiday to see her aunt, all goes well until she loses something precious....(Watch until end, including 'bloopers')
One of the most advocated routines by the Stoics is to take time to look inward, examine, and reflect. The best times to do that? In the morning after rising and in the evening before you go to bed. Epictetus advises to rehearse the day in the morning, and then review your progress in the evening. At daybreak, we should ask ourselves a few questions, watch the video to find out what those are!
In today's relaxing guided meditation, we focus on how the Stoics used physical exertion as a way to practice and expand their resilience. Much like a muscle growing stronger with use, the mind can grow its ability to remain in a calm emotional state if repeatedly exposed to voluntary hardship. Epictetus used the analogy of “Hard Winter Training.”
In ancient Greek times, warfare would stop during the winter months. The soldier that continued to train during these months would be far better prepared for combat in the spring than the soldier that did no training during this period. Therefore, the Stoics believed in exposing themselves to voluntary hardships during times of relative comfort in life to be fully prepared to meet difficulties when they arrive.
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In today’s meditation, we will reflect on the Greek philosophy practice, (especially the Stoic School ) of envisioning all the things that can go wrong, which the Romans later called "Premeditatio Mallorum". Why should we practice this? A) To be better prepared B) To feel more grateful for all the things that are going well in our life.
Modern Stoics advise practicing negative visualization daily at a set time, such as early in the morning or late at night.
In the Meditations of Marcus Aurelius Book II.I, the author recommends to himself that he performs the following negative visualization in the early morning:
"In the morning say to thyself, This day I shall have to do with an idle curious man, with an unthankful man, a railer, a crafty, false, or an envious man; an unsociable uncharitable man. All these ill qualities have happened unto them, through ignorance of that which is truly good and truly bad.
But I that understand the nature of that which is good, that it only is to be desired, and of that which is bad, that it only is truly odious and shameful: who know moreover, that this transgressor, whosoever he be, is my kinsman, not by the same blood and seed, but by participation of the same reason, and of the same divine particle;
How can I either be hurt by any of those, since it is not in their power to make me incur anything that is truly reproachful? or angry, and ill affected towards him, who by nature is so near unto me? For we are all born to be fellow-workers, as the feet, the hands, and the eyelids; as the rows of the upper and under teeth: for such therefore to be in opposition, is against nature; and what is it to chafe at, and to be averse from, but to be in opposition?"