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Friday, 25 April 2014

Word of the Week

So, linking up to Jocelyn for Word of the Week as it is Friday after all, and this weeks word is:
learning


learn·ing   (lûr′nĭng)
n.
1. The act, process, or experience of gaining knowledge or skill.
2. Knowledge or skill gained through schooling or study. See Synonyms at knowledge.
3. Psychology Behavioral modification especially through experience or conditioning



I don't mean school learning, or training for a job.  I don't mean a specific skill, such as learning to drive or learning to play the piano.
I mean reaching an understanding of something within yourself, learning the how and the why you are the person that you are.
Coming from my start point of an abusive childhood, and then looking at where I am now, I'm starting to challenge some of the thought processes that I learnt at a very early age.  Recognising the source of those internal voices is very different to beginning to learn how to deal with them.  Some of these soundbites are lifted directly from remembered conversations, some are my own negative thoughts, voiced by the people I knew in childhood.
It's time to learn a different way to be,
and that learning -
that's going to take a while.
But I can do it.


The Reading Residence

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9 comments:

  1. You can do it. It's tough, but you can....... xXx

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    1. Thank you Sarah, for your positivity (is that a word? I'm sure you know what I mean!). I think it'll take a while, but I hope I'll get there in the end. Thanks for stopping by, and taking the time to comment - that means a lot to me. Take care.
      Lucas

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  2. this sounds very enlightening. im glad you have come to a point where you are able to question things which were beyond your control. You CAN do it :) #WotW

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    1. Thank you hun, I think it's one not those things you have to be min the right frame of mind to even start, you know? I'm lucky to have a great husband who is my best friend, and that definitely helps! Thanks for popping in, and I hope to hear from you again. Take care
      Lucas

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  3. It'll take time, but you can do it, I'm sure. A powerful learning process to be embarking upon x Thanks for sharing with #WotW

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    1. Thank you Jocelyn, I love that with #WotW you have a chance to think about what has been going on for you, you know? Thank you for stopping by!
      Lucas

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    1. Oh Kim, thank you - sometimes the process of trying to get your life back or banish old ghosts feels kind of like a marathon - it's harder for some than others, some never make it to the finish line, but the people who cheer you on keep you going, and that can make all the difference. So, Kim, I really appreciate you stopping by, and for cheering me on!
      Take care
      Lucas

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  5. Our past really does influence us doesn't it? I'm sure you can do it, and know that when it's done you'll be a much stronger person. #WotW

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