Our Inner Condition

Matthew Ricard from “Happiness”




“We willingly spend a dozen years in school, then go on to college or professional training for several more; we work out at the gym to stay healthy;

we spend a lot of time enhancing our comfort, our wealth, and our social status.

We put a great deal into all this, and yet we do so little to improve the inner condition that determines the very quality of our lives.

What strange hesitancy, fear, or apathy stops us from looking within ourselves, from trying to grasp the true essence of joy and sadness, desire and hatred?”

Fear of the unknown prevails, and the courage to explore that inner world fails at the frontier of our mind.
My two cents: What an ominous phrase, at the frontier of our mind. That means our mind is massive.

Talking with my grandson’s soccer and baseball coach, he said confidence, the attitude of the mind means everything even at 9.

Can we have a good attitude living with PTSD?

Our mental attitude means everything when dealing with PTSD.

What does your scoreboard look like, time of day with good versus bad attitude?



7 responses to this post.

  1. Posted by rudid96 on May 17, 2022 at 10:21 pm

    The posts here continue to stimulate my inner growth. As of late, a few of the posts sparked an alternate perspective. While the words of the post are fresh in my mind, my mental and conversely emotional attitude has been elevated. I’m enjoying this fresh breeze while it’s here. C-PTSD is the larger umbrella staying committed to regularly working the mental health tools is necessary regardless of good attitude.

  2. Please pontificate

  3. Posted by Anonymous on May 18, 2022 at 12:47 am

    I looked up the definition of pontificate.
    I didn’t realize you considered my post as an annoyingly expressed opinion in a pompous manner. Ouch!

  4. Oh I did not think that or mean that

    I would never insult you or be flippant

    My apologies

    I thought pontificate was a splendid way of communicating

    I was trying to compliment your prose


    This triggers me

    Trying to do good and having it blow up

  5. I did not know the definition of that word

    Heard it on the radio

  6. Posted by rudid96 on May 18, 2022 at 2:55 pm

    Now I understand. Metaphorically and in person, every time we step outside, we risk being triggered. I truly appreciate that despite your being triggered, you took the time to clarify your intent. It’s so good to experience humanity in the way it should and could be. If there’s an ‘oops’ it’s attended to and then without recriminations, we move forward, together. Your friend 🙂

  7. Thank you for your forgiveness

    We beat ourselves up

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