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  • Daily Meditation-May 31-2010

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    1 posts, 1 voices, 561 views, started May 31, 2010

    Posted on Monday, May 31, 2010 by Karyn Olson




    • Pearl
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      taken from Daybreak-Meditations for survivors of sexual abuse  

      When I feel the blahs, I stay with the feelings and let whatever is lurking beneath the surface come through.  

      There are different levels of depression-some of them require treatment-but if I am simply having a day of the blahs, what can I do about it? Pay attention to myself despite the way the mood tells me to ignore me. Check myself out for anger, loss, sadness, or possibly all three.

      As children we were often ignored or given attention in a way that was hurtful. It would have been impossibly devestating to keep a sharp focus on all that was happening, so we blurred out. Today this may still be part of our feelings of depression, an old familiar way of blotting out pain. Bordom is a clue. If we feel bored, we have probably either gotten mired in the past or are keeping busy predicting the future.

      When I sit still with the flat feeling of my depression I discover I have gotten back under someone’s boot, at least inside my mind. My cells feel flattened, oppressed.  I hold myself, cry and let myself know it is okay to feel this way and also know I am free to get out from under by taking good care of myself. I do not have to let my mood get worse before I pay attention.

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