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Posts Tagged ‘Impermanence’

The Inevitable Ups and Downs in Life

One thing for certain in life is that it has both its ups and downs. A common myth however is that happiness is based on the quantity of these ups and downs. Most believe that the more good moments they have rather than bad moments, then the more happy they will be overall. But this […]

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Relationships Come and Go

If there is one thing that is consistent throughout our lives, it’s that things are always changing. This is especially true for our relationships. Try looking back on your life right now and remember all of the people whom you used to be close to but have since faded away from. Maybe you had a […]

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How to Disempower Intrusive Thoughts

Intrusive thoughts are involuntary and unpleasant thoughts, images, or ideas that pop into our mind. They are a common symptom in those with anxiety, depression, OCD, and PTSD; however, the truth is most people experience intrusive thoughts from time to time. Common intrusive thoughts are usually associated with aggression, impulsive urges, and sexual fantasies. And […]

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Urge Surfing: How to Overcome Addictive Behaviors

“In three words I can sum up everything I’ve learned about life: it goes on.” Robert Frost In mindfulness-based psychotherapy there’s a technique called “urge surfing” that’s used to help individuals overcome addictive and impulsive behaviors. The main assumption behind the technique is that an urge never lasts forever – usually, no more than 20-30 […]

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The Changing Self

Everything is in a constant state of flux, including our sense of self. We learn to accept ourselves only once we learn to accept the impermanence of ourselves.

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