Is Suffering Optional?

Have you ever been hurt and spent a long time afterwards reminding all your friends and acquaintances how miserable you felt? You all suffered about it and maybe you still do. 

The first time I heard about the concept that Suffering is Optional, I did not believe that it could possibly be true. Then I learned the difference between pain, which is all too real, and the option to not make it worse than it is and to choose to do something else instead.

I learned that if I kept replaying the memory of a former good friend treating me badly, I suffered. However, if I read a good book instead of replaying the memory, I felt much better. Sometimes I would remember, and the pain came back, but generally, I could control the situation.

Then I learned Logosynthesis and with 3 simple sentences, I drained all my energy out of the memory, and could remember what happened without any pain at all.

Then, suffering truly became optional. Now, if I keep thinking about any hurt, I use the process and get on with other things.

All the instructions you need to do the same are in this book. So, if you would like to make suffering optional for yourself, get your copy and get started right now.

This paragraph is a comment I wrote about a passage on Page 31 of Letting It Go: Relieve Anxiety and Toxic Stress in Just a Few Minutes Using Only Words (Rapid Relief with Logosynthesis®.) You can see the passage in the book. You can also see the excerpt here. This link will take you to Bublish.com, where I regularly publish comments on parts of this book. This is a site where authors share of their work. You can subscribe to my musings, there, as well as to the musings of many other authors. It’s a great place to learn about new books and I recommend that you visit.

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Just Try It!

Sometimes you experience a moment that changes the direction of your life. It happened to me in 2010.

9 years have passed since I first experienced the power of words to dissolve a long-standing problem in just a few minutes. At that time, I was planning to retire, but I was so intrigued I wanted to learn more.

The more I learned, the more I discovered how using this new tool could build on a 40-year career of practicing psychotherapy to allow me to help relieve pain faster than ever before.

Several years into this process, I realized that many more ordinary, non-professional people could use this tool to help themselves. And for many problems, they did not even need to work with a therapist. All they needed was access to the tool.

When Dr. Willem Lammers, developer of Logosynthesis, suggested I write this book to make it easy for anyone to learn this simple, powerful process, I eagerly accepted the challenge.

The experience of my readers attests to my success. If you have not yet tried Logosynthesis for yourself, I urge you to get your copy of this book today. It’s a tool that really works.

This paragraph is a comment I wrote about a passage on Page 21 of Letting It Go: Relieve Anxiety and Toxic Stress in Just a Few Minutes Using Only Words (Rapid Relief with Logosynthesis®.) You can see the passage in the book. You can also see the excerpt here. This link will take you to Bublish.com, where I regularly publish comments on parts of this book. This is a site where authors share of their work. You can subscribe to my musings, there, as well as to the musings of many other authors. It’s a great place to learn about new books and I recommend that you visit.

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Shame Hurts

John Bradshaw defined shame as the conviction that you–your very existence is a mistake. He once told me that his book, “Healing the Shame that Binds You” was the one that sold the most copies.

Shame may be a natural reaction to being interrupted when you are doing something that is pleasurable. For example, a preschooler used his mother’s lipstick to draw pictures on walls. She yelled and scared him, he couldn’t manage it and reacted by feeling shame and freezing energy when nobody consoled him. The Logosynthesis sentences and processes in this book will help you release that frozen energy.

Toxic shame is something else. When you are told over and over again that you are bad, useless, a slut or worse by someone who has power over you–like an alcoholic parent in a rage–you certainly don’t have the resources to protect yourself.

You might try to manage by pretending to be somewhere else–or that you are a rock–or trying to be good so the barrage will stop. That may stop the immediate pain, but it never goes away. It stays hidden but it takes life energy to keep a lid on the hurt.

In this case, a Logosynthesis Practitioner can help you carefully release this recurrent trauma.

This paragraph is a comment I wrote about a passage on Page 34 of Letting It Go: Relieve Anxiety and Toxic Stress in Just a Few Minutes Using Only Words (Rapid Relief with Logosynthesis®.) You can see the passage in the book. You can also see the excerpt here. This link will take you to Bublish.com, where I regularly publish comments on parts of this book. This is a site where authors share of their work. You can subscribe to my musings, there, as well as to the musings of many other authors. It’s a great place to learn about new books and I recommend that you visit.

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