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#209634 - 03/08/08 09:20 PM Re: Silent abdication [Re: dark empathy]
MarkK Offline
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Registered: 04/02/07
Posts: 2502
Loc: Denver, CO
it's as good as any other answer
sometimes i think i keep going because it ensures i stay in pain
if i gave up, the pain might stop
and i'm nothing without the pain

i dunno

but lately i'm scared

a lot


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#209638 - 03/08/08 09:28 PM Re: Silent abdication [Re: MarkK]
roadrunner Offline
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Registered: 05/02/05
Posts: 22045
Loc: Carlisle, PA
Mark,

I think sometimes we stay where we are, no matter how painful it is, because it's what we know. The boy inside us thinks that the trauma he knows is always preferable to the unknown.

Much love,
Larry

_________________________
Nobody living can ever stop me
As I go walking my freedom highway.
Nobody living can make me turn back:
This land was made for you and me.
(Woody Guthrie)

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#209813 - 03/09/08 09:43 PM Re: Silent abdication [Re: roadrunner]
MarkK Offline
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Loc: Denver, CO
doesn't paint much of a picture for any real future if i prefer living in the past.

m


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#210067 - 03/11/08 11:22 AM Re: Silent abdication [Re: MarkK]
roadrunner Offline
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Mark,

That's right. That's why we need to take risks (back to another topic - remember?). We have to trust in ourselves and the in safe people in our lives in order to move into that unknown. Sometimes I was able to do that only because I could see that living in the past was NOT going to work, and in fact had never really worked.

Much love,
Larry

_________________________
Nobody living can ever stop me
As I go walking my freedom highway.
Nobody living can make me turn back:
This land was made for you and me.
(Woody Guthrie)

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#210176 - 03/11/08 09:00 PM Re: Silent abdication [Re: roadrunner]
MarkK Offline
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Registered: 04/02/07
Posts: 2502
Loc: Denver, CO
ugh. The 'T' word (trust). Safe people ... an interesting concept - one I am only beginning to believe in.

Even the most "safe" persona may hide the most unsafe personality.

M


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