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Old 08-29-2008, 02:39 PM
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Old 08-31-2008, 07:09 AM
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The Four Noble Truths:

The Truth of Suffering (a better word might be "stressfulness")
The Truth of the Cause of Suffering
The Truth of the End of Suffering
The Truth of the Path leading to the End of Suffering

The Eightfold Path Leading to the End of Suffering:

Right Understanding
Right Thoughts
Right Speech
Right Action
Right Livelihood
Right Effort
Right Mindfulness
Right Concentration

I find these teachings useful in my recovery and closely related to the intentions of the 12 steps. They both are to be practiced and close attention must be paid to what you are doing and thinking (heedfulness).

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Old 08-31-2008, 08:43 AM
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Day 12, BTW.
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Old 08-31-2008, 08:49 AM
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Good work! Keep it up...a day at a time, of course.
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Old 08-31-2008, 08:51 AM
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Old 08-31-2008, 09:05 AM
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DK - thats great! what seems to be working to help you along? I know you guys are really helping me alot right now...setting some boundries really for myself more than for others is helping me too.
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Old 08-31-2008, 09:18 AM
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DK - thats great! what seems to be working to help you along?
Pissing people off, postin' in the womens forum, etc...

Jus kiddin'.. Honestly, right now, I really want not to drink. This site, and especially this forum help me feel the sense of belonging that I lack in the real world (thanks homies) and take up a great deal of time where I would be bored and wanting to drink or smoke something. And I'm reading, thinking and exercising my brain. Other than that, beats the hell out of me!
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Old 08-31-2008, 09:25 AM
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I can relate..if i am interacting with people i will no doubt manage to **** someone off at some point...but everyone is so supportive tht I manage to get past it.

One of the things that is funny to me is that despite how many people find that overthinking leads them to drink...I have found that if I am thinking about things I have much less desire to drink. Sorta a contridiction cause sometimes i need to let my mind just shut up...

I was going through a thing (maybe still am but much less) of "everyone is against me" lately...but you know, there were always enough people here at SR to connect to and relate to to keep the feelings from dragging me back to a drink...although it was touch and go for a while there.
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Old 08-31-2008, 09:40 AM
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Old 08-31-2008, 08:18 PM
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I'm seriously thinking I should just set my bookmark to come staight to this forum and never venture out...
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Old 08-31-2008, 08:32 PM
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Awww...DK....:ghug3

As much as we would like to keep you here to ourselves

I think when I am feeling sensitive I back off for a while and recenter.
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Old 08-31-2008, 08:37 PM
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Thank you. I think after I projectile vomit, I'll feel better.
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Old 08-31-2008, 08:41 PM
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One of the things that is funny to me is that despite how many people find that overthinking leads them to drink...I have found that if I am thinking about things I have much less desire to drink.


For me, both are true. It just depends on what it is I'm thinking about. If it's my life situation, LOOK OUT! If it's anything else that exercises my brain, that's a good thing.
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Old 08-31-2008, 08:46 PM
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Now THAT is interesting! I think i see that...if i am thinking about philosophy or social psyc. or politics...it seems to help me to not get into drinking thoughts. I can even be applying concepts from those type of things to my life....wow.....not sure where that is going to, other than that i definately am one of those who thinks more than most are comfortable with....makes conversations dificult too
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Old 08-31-2008, 08:50 PM
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Who exactly does 'most' refer too?

BTW, I added a few new pics to my photo album.
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Old 08-31-2008, 08:57 PM
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I'm seriously thinking I should just set my bookmark to come staight to this forum and never venture out...
With the exception of the womens forum, of course.

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Old 08-31-2008, 08:59 PM
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DK, you weren't checking out that thread on Hell, were you? Hmmm?
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Old 08-31-2008, 09:00 PM
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Nah.. I accidentally posted twice in it the other day though.
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Old 08-31-2008, 09:18 PM
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DK...you are after my heart! A dog person!!!! I'll forgive the cat...they're cute but cats don't like me.

and you know me the most people was better than saying everyone (which is what i would have said a few days ago!)

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Old 09-01-2008, 12:57 PM
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Just so you all know, I went ahead and removed the double posts this morning, making this thread shorter. I also removed posts that referred to the post not being removed. I did NOT remove any posts with content about the original Buddhist post.

If you would like a post removed in the future please just send me a PM. Thank you.
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