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04-30-12, 10:48 AM
My goal is to translate my pain into compassion and love in order to help others and alleviate their suffering, or at the very least not contribute to it. :)

What are your personal and spiritual goals?

04-30-12, 01:30 PM
Mine are twofold. The first part is very much the same as yours, bluerose. I want to help people to the extent of my abilities and in so doing hope to be part of a better world as I envision it.
The other part is developing all my natural talents to the maximum extent possible and learn all there is to learn for me.

04-30-12, 02:27 PM
My goal is to translate my pain into compassion and love in order to help others and alleviate their suffering, or at the very least not contribute to it. :)

What are your personal and spiritual goals?

That is lovely Bluerose!

I hope I can do the same.

I hope to grow to be able to ask forgiveness and give forgiveness.

To give with joy and love what gifts I have.

To avoid pity parties.

To see the beauty around me even when it is hidden behind dirt and scars.

To seek others along the way who are good for me.

To have respect for others with different points of view.

To seek help and guidance, accepting that there is a lot I do not know or understand, or will ever be able to.

To accept a helping hand without resentment.

To confront troubles and catastrophes with trust and faith.

To not get in the way of anotherís spiritual journey.

To seek always the source of Love, Beauty and Truth.

05-05-12, 08:03 AM
"You're a lovely person bluerose" this message was left for me by ginniebean. I haven't always been a nice person. I was an abused, frightened child, an angry, suicidal teenager, a struggling young wife and mother, a soldier's wife, and on and off a psychiatric patient.

I have a discharge letter here from my psych-doc. Iíve struggled all my life with crap from my childhood. In the sixties and seventies the help wasnít there and this made my struggle harder. But the last 10 to 15 years, I can honestly say that I have had help coming out of the walls. It definitely helped when my children got old enough to be considered adults and well able to take care of themselves, it took a lot of the pressure off of me lessening my stress enormously. Now they have children of their own and thatís something worth living for.

Again I say, my personal and spiritual goal is to translate all the crap into compassion and love in order to help others and alleviate their sufferingÖ

or at the very least not contribute to it.

Thank you all so very, very much for the support I have received on this forum.

I think it saved my life. :)

05-11-12, 05:00 AM
I started practicing zen buddhism about 2-3 years ago and while I still struggle daily with my ADD It has helped me with acceptance. I have become much more in tune with suffering (in the zen sense as well as literally) and I have unlocked a passion to improve others lives as much as I want to improve my own. Sitting in zazen has also aided in realizing ADD is not "who" I am. So I guess my spiritual goal is to continue on the path to the truth and embrace compassion for everything especially myself which has been the hardest part of my ADD.

05-11-12, 12:08 PM
I’m also into Zen. I enjoy meditation, relaxation, and the use of affirmations. It’s not an overnight cure but it can make life a bit easier to cope with.

05-11-12, 12:24 PM
I want to learn to forgive myself and love myself as much as others seem to love me.

05-11-12, 03:26 PM
"You're a lovely person bluerose" this message was left for me by ginniebean.

Ginnie's rarely (to be read 'never') wrong.

05-11-12, 03:29 PM
What are your personal and spiritual goals?

To help shape a world in which we're free to cut the mind adrift.

(see signature)

05-11-12, 04:15 PM
Personal and spiritual goals

Balance . . . . . .

05-16-12, 12:01 PM
Since receiving a discharge letter from my psych-doc, I have been experiencing the most amazing freedom for the first time in my life. The kids are doing well, the grandkids are amazing, and the sun is shining today. Iím up to my elbows in a clear out; out with the old and in with the new. They say your outside world is a reflection of your inside world. If my outside world is anything to go by then my inside world is going to be so neat and organised for the first time in itís existence. :) :giggle:

Have a great day everyone!!!!!!!!!! :)

05-17-12, 12:53 AM
To go to bed every night with a sense of accomplishment, no matter how small.
To find my place in the world, doing what I do best, helping others.
To find a spiritual home, whether it be UU, Zen, or even some form of theism. It would be nice to belong to a community again; to celebrate my acceptance of a higher power in a place where they are open enough to accept that there may not be one. :)

05-17-12, 01:16 AM
I hope to share my story with others so that they can see what has happened to myself and family.

I hope to move hundreds of miles away within the next two years.

I would so love to be healthy again. I know my body will never be quite like it was, but I'd like to be able to jog again.

05-18-12, 10:56 AM
My goal, as always, is to help others. That has always been what i have liked to do.

Another goal is to heal quickly from my surgery so i can get back to work, but that is up to my body, not me. I hope i have healed enough i can get my surgeons consent to return to work when i go back in two weeks.

05-22-12, 08:11 AM
I hope to keep recovering both mentally and physically. I know I will never be the way I was before but I hope I can use wisdom to be better. Life will be different now. I have to be sensible and pace myself. I can no longer use brute strength or run myself into the ground. I think this is a good thing.

05-29-12, 08:28 AM
It is a good thing. Life isnít a race to get somewhere. This is it. Life is just life. We are already there. Itís time for us all to relax a bit more and try to enjoy it - no matter what it throws at us - before itĎs too late. :)

05-29-12, 08:43 AM
We donít need to look for the tree of life because we are the tree of life. The earth is the tree of life and each one of us is a branch upon that tree struggling to bloom. :)

06-17-12, 07:26 PM
I cant make any spiritual goals until I feel better physically. I plan to lose 8-10 lbs of fat in the next 6 weeks and replace it with muscle. Im quitting caffeine and carbination 100% (after tonight ;) ). Im dropping down to 1200 calories with a max of 4 grams of fat. Hopefully this will help me be able to taper off of my beta-blockers and sleep better and just feel better all around.

06-17-12, 07:44 PM
My goal to learn to let go. Of anger, of frustration, of memories, of all things that normally set me and my temper off. I'd also like to be achieve personal health goals, but I'm not real sure how to do all that.

06-22-12, 09:28 AM

Reading a couple of books on the subject might be a good place to start. Also you could do what I doÖ Read online how other people do it. You could also ask for some book recommendations from other members.

Being aware of what you would like to improve in yourself is half the battle. So you can think of yourself as half way there.

Stay strong and stay above the battles. :)