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Hi Friends,

 

 

I'm an American who was born and raised abroad in various military bases. Predictably after 9/11 I joined up and fought in the war on terror/ terrible  joke and came out the other side with PTSD and shame.

 

After years of therapy, a failed marriage and more besides I decided that Sunyata was the only viable alternative to suicide. I studied and practiced various eclectic eastern  and western systems  and achieved nothing (and I continue to cultivate nothing).

 

It is my intent to learn from others and find what else works so that I may offer some relief to those who continue to suffer. My main foci have been Metta and Mindfulness, but because everyone is different I don't want to hold up any technique as a panacea. 

 

Thanks for reading, I would appreciate any suggestions and advice.

 

Drift on.

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Hello nohbody, and welcome.

 

Your membership is approved and we're happy you found your way to us. We look forward to accompanying you on some of the way that you still have to go.

 

Please take the time to read the post pinned at the top of this Welcome page and take a look at the forum Terms and Rules.   This covers all you need to know when getting started.

 

For the first week you will be restricted to ten posts per day but after that you can post as much as you like. Also, until you’ve posted fifteen times in the forums, you’ll be a “Junior Bum” with somewhat restricted access and will be allowed only two private messages per day.

 

Good luck in your pursuits and best wishes to you,

 

Marblehead and the TDB team

 

 

Hi nohbody,

 

Well, allow me please to thank you for serving.  Sad that you have had a hard time dealing with your experiences while serving.  You will find many here willing to talk with rather than "to" you.

 

You are welcome to jump right in ongoing discussions, revive an older thread, start a new thread of your own, or start a discussion in the "Newcomer Corner" sub-forms to expand on your introduction or ask general questions to help you get started.

 

May you enjoy your time here.

 

Marblehead

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Yes thanks for serving!

And welcome. May your time here be useful.

 

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Welcome to TDB.

 

I've heard of veterans getting good results from spontaneous shaking techniques. Perhaps worth checking out. Trauma Releasing exercises (TRE) is quite popular. Lots of videos on youtube about the topic. 

 

 

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4 hours ago, nohbody said:

It is my intent to learn from others and find what else works so that I may offer some relief to those who continue to suffer.

 

Hi nohbody,

 

On the other side of the learning equation, I am sure many (including me) look forward to learning from you experientially.

 

You have come across as very human and real.

 

A good weekend.

 

- LimA

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5 hours ago, Marblehead said:

May you enjoy your time here.

 

Hi Marblehead,

 

But of course.

 

Just slip in to wish you a great weekend.

 

- LimA

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6 hours ago, nohbody said:

After years of therapy, a failed marriage and more besides I decided that Sunyata was the only viable alternative to suicide. I studied and practiced various eclectic eastern  and western systems  and achieved nothing (and I continue to cultivate nothing)

 

Hi nohbody,

 

It is now clear where you are coming from.

 

You were an unsung hero.

 

Now you a noh-hero.

 

Anybody knows what/who is a noh-body, besides nohbody himself?

 

- LimA

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I've always felt keeping a quiet mind is very important, the basis for meditation, its platform per se.  But because we tend to drift toward negativity, that we need a push of positivity also.  Beyond the abyss imo we need to spend some time on life affirming things.  Appreciate the sun, the grass, a cool glass of water, children at play, a gentle smile.  It feels cliche almost childish but we need to remember our blessings and be thankful for what we have.

 

One thing I do every now and then is listen to something uplifting.  I enjoy guided meditations.  Here's a nice one, by Kim Walsh, she's got a beautiful lilting voice.  And at its heart, after the induction is the focus on Mindfulness.

I'll make mp3's of things like this and listen to them in the morning.  Course I'll listen to Chod audio's where you feed your own body to a demon, so..

 

Beyond emptiness, look for some happiness too.  The purpose of the Void, is creation.

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15 hours ago, Marblehead said:

Well, allow me please to thank you for serving. 

 

14 hours ago, cold said:

Yes thanks for serving!

 

THANK YOU TO ALL WAR VETERANS WHEREVER YOU ARE ...

THANK YOU TO ALL SOLDIERS NOW IN THE FIELDS ...

- for the peace in this world today, albeit it being still precariously held together.

 

"Let's honor all of them. but let's quit calling them troops. it's not the boy scouts. Let's honor them for what they really are. SOLDIERS all ways and forever. Warriors of freedom!!!" - Dennis Dubak - Utube (3 years ago).

 

To all your COMRADES now resting in peace:

 

 

A peace and freedom lover -

LimA

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14 hours ago, Marblehead said:

Well, allow me please to thank you for serving. 

 

14 hours ago, cold said:

Yes thanks for serving!

 

 

3 Doors Down Lyrics

 
"When I'm Gone"
 
 
There's another world inside of me
That you may never see
There're secrets in this life
That I can't hide
Somewhere in this darkness
There's a light that I can't find
Maybe it's too far away...
Or maybe I'm just blind...

Or maybe I'm just blind...

[Chorus]
So hold me when I'm here
Right me when I'm wrong
Hold me when I'm scared
And love me when I'm gone
Everything I am
And everything in me
Wants to be the one
You wanted me to be
I'll never let you down
Even if I could
I'd give up everything
If only for your good
So hold me when I'm here
Right me when I'm wrong
You can hold me when I'm scared
You won't always be there
So love me when I'm gone

Love me when I'm gone...

When your education X-Ray
Cannot see under my skin
I won't tell you a damn thing
That I could not tell my friends
Roaming through this darkness
I'm alive but I'm alone
Part of me is fighting this
But part of me is gone

[Chorus]

Or maybe I'm just blind...

[Chorus]

Love me when I'm gone...

Love me when I'm gone
When I'm Gone
When I'm Gone
When I'm Gone

 

A peace and freedom lover -

LimA

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7 hours ago, thelerner said:

I've always felt keeping a quiet mind is very important, the basis for meditation, its platform per se.  But because we tend to drift toward negativity, that we need a push of positivity also.

 

Hi thelerner,

 

I second that - the importance of a quiet mind for meditation.

 

Perhaps when we are at the earlier stages of trying to meditate, a push for positivity over negativity is a conscious prerequisite.

 

But when we are more entrenched in meditation, wu wei takes charge.

 

Just my own experience to-date; still learning when it comes to meditation.

 

It is also important to be kind to one's own self.

 

- LimA

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On 8/12/2017 at 3:22 AM, nohbody said:

Drift on.

 

Hi nohbody,

 

I am drifting on and I ask myself these questions:

 

(i) Why is this thread titled - "Some devil"?

(ii) What is PTSD?

 

Please enlighten if you are drifting by.

 

- LimA

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Lima 

First: I was decorated for heroism, and also for restraint.

 

Second: regarding PTSD, it means post traumatic stress disorder.  

 

Third: I'm not a Buddha...

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23 hours ago, WayofChi said:

Perhaps worth checking out. Trauma Releasing exercises (TRE) is quite popular.

 

Hi WayofChi,

 

Thank you.

 

I have checked out two TRE vidoes and I like it almost instantly. Such smplicity.

 

This elaboration, by Dr David Berchili in this video @ 4:37 min, on healing is pretty interesting:

 

 

Thanks again for sharing.

- LimA

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18 minutes ago, nohbody said:

Third I'm not a Buddha..

 

Hi nohbody,

 

But of course. There is only one Buddha ... 

You are nohBuddha?

 

24 minutes ago, nohbody said:

Second: regarding PTSD, it means post traumatic stress disorder.

 

Hope that by typing PTSD out in full, it dissolves within you henceforth.

Now you are in quite good order?

 

29 minutes ago, nohbody said:

First: I was decorated for heroism, and also for restraint.

 

Congratulations!

"Restraint"?

 

Why - "Some devil"?

 

A great weekend.

 

-LimA

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Some devil because not a Buddha. Or maybe a devilish part of the Buddha.

 

You too!

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1 minute ago, nohbody said:

You too!

 

Me? But of course!

 

Welcome on board bro.

 

- LimA

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Hi nohbody,

 

Since we are nohBuddha's, can we be gypsies instead?

 

A gypsy is - "one who follows an itinerant or otherwise unconventional career or way of life" (The Free Dictionary).

 

- LimA

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Hi nohbody,

 

It is now 5+am at my end.

Time for me to return to my sleep.

It is raining presently - good for sleeping.

 

Before that I like to share this:

 

 

 

Good night.

 

- LimA

 

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On 8/12/2017 at 3:33 AM, Marblehead said:

Hi nohbody,

Well, allow me please to thank you for serving.  ... You will find many here willing to talk with rather than "to" you.

 

Hi Marblehead,

 

As a 'wondering Taoist', do you want to be a 'wandering gypsy' as well?

I am thinking of becoming one and am asking nohbody to join me.

As fellow gypsies, we can be better poised to to talk with each other, rather than "to" each other.

 

Am I sure?

Yes because gypsies follow itinerant or otherwise unconventional careers or ways of life.

Also I think gypsies are good Taoists in the making as they are unconventional.

 

Yes/no?

 

- LimA

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On 8/12/2017 at 3:22 AM, nohbody said:

Predictably after 9/11 I joined up and fought in the war on terror/ terrible  joke and came out the other side with PTaSD and shame.

 

Hi nohbody,

 

To serve was your game.

So no cause for shame.

You are now not on the lame.

With nohbody your new name.

As nobodies, we are all the same.

Waiting for blessings to be tamed.

 

March on.

As a gypsy?

 

- LimA

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3 hours ago, Limahong said:

 

Hi Marblehead,

 

As a 'wondering Taoist', do you want to be a 'wandering gypsy' as well?

 

That was a possibility right after I retired from the Army but I selected a different path that I am now satisfied with and have no reason to consider such things any more.

 

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6 minutes ago, Marblehead said:

That was a possibility right after I retired from the Army but  ...

 

Hi Marblehead,

 

Perhaps then you were whistling to this:

 

 

 

15 minutes ago, Marblehead said:

 ... but I selected a different path that I am now satisfied with and have no reason to consider such things any more.

 

From my reading of your postings at TDB, you have come across as one satisfied with your chosen path.

You are blessed - albeit an atheist.

You deserve your moments.

 

- LimA

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