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Sunday, September 20, 2009

Deductions and masks

    After 5 years of review and research, my current deduction and hypothesis lies in that people actually have MULTIPLE levels of masks and what they portray to be or pretend to play at is not their true core. The more masks, the more insecurity and hostility which is projected onto others via "labels". Thus children, who can truly be themselves, are less vulnerable to the need to hurt others and can see the wind in the trees and see the colours in the pages and seize and appreciate the little things in life. We know children are honest in their statements, even if they make "more experienced" parents and caregivers wince in inconvenience  As we get older, we are pressured to look at other avenues for "security" and try these on for size, wherein the risks of group hysteria may come into play and we loose ourselves in the waltz we are dancing. 

    True courage , I have long said is when an individual who has been afflicted by whatever malady, uses that knowledge and the malady itself to help others. That is the "Red Badge of Courage".

    Be yourself,often.  Practice courage... identify the masks.

 

--Joel Lamoure Sept09 

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Saturday, September 19, 2009

Destiny..Facebook Status from Sept09

I believe our destiny is drafted by the things we do, the dreams we seek, the thoughts we think, the people we meet and our willingness to accept coupled with the fortitude and bravery to change.

-Joel Lamoure Sept 2009 

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Monday, September 14, 2009

Please explain the theory of

[in abridged theoretical for Consultant Corner]

Please explain the theory of "mindfulness."

"Mindfulness means paying attention in a particular way; On purpose, in the present moment, and non-judgmentally." Jon Kabat-Zinn.

Mindfulness in large being is a state of mind and conscious. That the patient becomes aware of the rationale for the actions that they are performing. An example would be in substance abuse for a patient in recovery. When the feel the urge to use or misuse their substance of choice, they are encouraged to be aware of the thoughts and dynamics behind the craving. Also, to "play the tape" through and ascertain what would happen if indeed they were to use again. This could be applied to eating, anxieties or PTSD flare-ups. It is also the act of being focused in the present, versus living in the past or anticipating events in the future.

                                                                                       -Joel Lamoure Sept 09

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Sunday, September 13, 2009

A box is sometimes a ball..Principles of Interbeing

When we do something, how do we want to perform that action? Glad, sad, happy, mad? The energies placed in the performance of the task help foster and impact on the results and/or yield. Basically there are a multitude of dimensions that we can reflect on when performing a deed or learning a lesson. There is the act itself (the first dimension), what we take from the event (second) and the impacts of the action across time and space on others (third and fourth). Every action expends energy which is not lost or wasted. Results sometimes are not expected but they as well have all 4 dimensions attached to them.

Ask yourself what am I contributing, what are my skillsets and what can I learn. as well , what are the impacts to others. As Harry Chapin wrote..we are but short stories. A brave person looks at all facets of what they do and the impact on others and quantifies that to the premisises of primum non nocere.

What and who truly are we at the end of the day left with our conscience, subconscience, with the Ego and SuperEgo removed? What impacts can we make, have we made and shall we choose to make? What contributions and tally sheet do we have looking at debits vs credits on the Ledger

-Joel Lamoure Sept 2009 

            

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