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This article is full of some well-researched information. You have made valid points in a unique way. Since this has made me think, I will have to review some aspects.


ah! but so many catches... ha. for me, personally.
trust. patience. judgement. all that fear! perspective.
how can we trust others' perspective when it's so surely muddled by their own emotions? how can we acquire patience enough to practice with ourselves, typically our harshest critic? not judge myself? sure, intellectually, i get that awareness may be as much about just paying attention and acceptance, even of myself... but i want to be some idea i have of myself, right?

my most recent assignment has been to avoid asking "why?"... i'm total access for the hows, etc... curious... i'm working on being curious as opposed to analytical.
this detective stuff is good.


I totally agree. The more we know and understand ourselves the better we feel. I have been in that journey for many years now. The journey of being aware of my own emotions and where they come from. For example, up to last year I had been negative about driving on the freeway. I couldn't even know why, until I did my emotional research and found out what the fear came from. It was a "click" moment in my mind. Ever since that realization I was able to go drive on the freeway different times. I still need to master it, it's still an issue, but at least I know that it's not because I can't do it but because I need to do some emotional work to convince myself that everything will be OK any time I do it.

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  • Dr. Meyer has worked in private practice in West Los Angeles for over 25 years, and is an Associate Clinical Professor of Psychology at UCLA. She earned her Ph.D. in Clinical Psychology from UCLA and her B.A. from Oberlin College.

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