I can, I will, I am

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Tryingtostayafloat
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I can, I will, I am

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I wrote this the other night after dispersing my anger, and a 4 page journal entry, when I realised my inner critic was really goading me. I automatically questioned it and the picture in my mind went fuzzy. I came to, in a sequence of breathing, I realised what my brain sees as a movie playing in my head and the questioning my movie selves were having actually paused me allowing my brain to send a message to my body to breath which faded my movie away. Its so cool that we can do that.


Constant trigger enducing emotional flashback
(yeah I'm done, fuck that)
Met with inner critic for personal death match
If I can tame it,
Then I can correct that
No more act and reacting
I can learn to put my preach into practice
It may look like a relapse
I must slow to put the world in perspective
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I thought my heart was failing
Hey you're ok, you seem to be still standing
Flashes appeared in the corner of my eyes, I saw the stars and I didn't ask why
Heard the voices and caught my breath
So close and yet so far from death
-Florence + the machine
Crow
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Post by Crow »

Nice. I like how it made me read it over and over again.
It seemed like one big positive self talk moment.

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From pain comes a courage
The strength from injustice

Quote taken from The Rage To Overcome by Machine Head
Tryingtostayafloat
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Re: I can, I will, I am

Post by Tryingtostayafloat »

Thank you, I'm glad it can help others too
I thought my heart was failing
Hey you're ok, you seem to be still standing
Flashes appeared in the corner of my eyes, I saw the stars and I didn't ask why
Heard the voices and caught my breath
So close and yet so far from death
-Florence + the machine
there
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Post by there »

Ttsa,

It reads like you are taking your power back. You know what for, and how you're going to do it.

Lately, I said to the T, "I'm done!" about 20 times. And before too long, I'm going to be done with her, too.

Acting and reacting...I'm not going give my energy over to that like I have.

Thanks!


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All women are beautiful. Period.
I deserve better than survival.
Tryingtostayafloat
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Re: I can, I will, I am

Post by Tryingtostayafloat »

Hi there,

Thank you feel like I'm learning to use my emotions to support me rather than punish me.

Its good to hear you have felt your strength too
(I don't know if that makes sense)

Tryingtostayafloat
I thought my heart was failing
Hey you're ok, you seem to be still standing
Flashes appeared in the corner of my eyes, I saw the stars and I didn't ask why
Heard the voices and caught my breath
So close and yet so far from death
-Florence + the machine
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Great to meet you in chat today. Thanks for the reassurance note. :)

I love the title of your thread.

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Re: I can, I will, I am

Post by Tryingtostayafloat »

Thank you Harmony.
I'm glad you saw it too
I thought my heart was failing
Hey you're ok, you seem to be still standing
Flashes appeared in the corner of my eyes, I saw the stars and I didn't ask why
Heard the voices and caught my breath
So close and yet so far from death
-Florence + the machine
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