be aware

Questions for Knowing Yourself Better

1. If you could change one aspect of your life or personality, what would it be?

2. Are you “your own person” or are you defined and pushed around by others?

3. Is there any area of your life where you feel out of control?

4. Do you feel more comfortable in an organised or chaotic environment?

5. How comfortable are you with spontaneous ideas, or a last minute change in plans?

6. Do you feel renewed by being around others, or is it crucial for you to have time on your own?

7. Are you motivated, or undermined, by competition?

8. Do you work well under pressure, or do you tend to fall apart?

9. Are you better at praising and complimenting others, or at consciously affirming and building yourself up?

10. Are you a morning or an evening person?

11. Do you persevere, or do you give up easily?

12. Do you like to go with the flow, or take control of your own life?

13. Are you more of a thinker or a feeler?

14. What are your passions and goals?

15. What would your perfect day look like?

STAYING POSITIVE!!!! TODAY IS A GOOD DAY AND ITS GOING TO GET BETTER

“July 18th my world stopped. that is the day I was diagnosed with leukemia and I knew from then on my journey wouldn’t be easy. I was even more devastated when I found out my my first cycle of chemo was unsuccessful. this past month as I got a second round of chemo I feared of the results of treatment failing once again but I stayed positive through the help of family and friends.

My doctor called me today and told me that my bone marrow biopsy was good and I am in remission (leukemia free)! I still have a long journey in and out the hospital to ensure that my leukemia doesn’t come back but this is just one step closer for me getting my life back. the end of October I am scheduled to get a transplant so I can finally say after that that I kicked cancers ass🔶 #leukemiaawareness”……….Gianna

I’m am soooo happy right now!!! How fitting to hear this on the last day of September…..Cancer Awareness moth!!!!!
Thanks to ALL OF YOU for your prayers and good thoughts…let’s get everyone suffering the same good news!!!! 😘😘😘😘😘😘

There is a presence, a silence, a stillness which is here by itself. There is no doer of it, no creator of this stillness. It is simply here in you, with you. It is the fragrance of your own self. There is nothing to do about this, it is naturally present. This fragrance of peace, this spaciousness, it is the fragrance of your own being.
—  Mooji

We’re working on some BFRB awareness week material for everyone to share. For now, here’s our cover photo to celebrate!

BFRB stands for body-focused repetitive behaviours, which is the umbrella term for trichotillomania (hair pulling), trichophagia (hair eating), dermatillomania (skin picking), dermatophagia (skin biting), onychophagia (nail biting), rhinotillexomania (nose picking) and other disorders like these.

Aw man I’m so excited for Halloween and to see all the people dressed up as Harley Quinn and not make them feel bad about their costume cause I’m not a dick :)

The Buddha’s Life and Concerns

‘The Buddha lived an uncompromised life and he invited others to do likewise. He did not do this with a view to personal reward, neither social reward, financial reward, metaphysical reward, nor anything of the kind beyond the satisfaction of ‘knowing that one had done what was to be done’. When people asked him to say what he believed would happen to him after death, he said it was not a subject worth discussing. People have made great mysteries of this, but the simplest explanation is that it was not what he was concerned about. What he was concerned about, as he never tired of saying, was the fact that people suffer afflictions and that if you live your life the way most people do, then you add to those afflictions for everybody. He pointed out to people that they could do differently. He did not call them to do differently in order that they might reap a special reward in heaven or whatever. He called on them to do differently because the consequences that one can see for oneself.’

- David Brazier, The New Buddhism, A Rough Guide to a New Way of Life.

anonymous asked:

You have made multiple posts about pretending to be a detransitioned cafab person. I'm asking you to please stop. It's not appropriate. It's scary. Make fun of me all you want but I'm sincerely asking you to leave us alone.

I am gonna practice some self restraint abt this, because Everyone is Fighting A Hard Battle.

But! I made some jokes, and tbh I mostly just obscure what my assignment is in talking with people by giving contradictory information. You don’t have to worry abt me like, going to yr groups or whatever :eyeroll:

Really, I think that detransitioning cafab people and trans women generally could have some sort of overlapping experiences, but unfortunately transmisogyny is pretty strong, and so you (along w a bunch of other detrans cafab people) are pretty t**fy and so you talk abt it in the same old ways, like saying I’m ‘infiltrating’.

It’s sad that it’s a missed opportunity, ya know? And like, besides that I usually talk abt detransition in terms of my own experiences of complicating my gender, which is pretty damn distinct from ‘pretending to be a detransed cafab person’ sooooo… back off kindly.

But like, good luck doing whatever.