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An Alternative to Struggling - 27oct21


Greetings fellow hedonists.

Let us fear not our cravings

for they are natural.


The question

is “What shall we do with them?”


Let’s walk briskly around our block,

over and over for twenty,

or forty,

or even sixty minuets.


With each inhalation

we could silently and mentally recite

“Notice THIS…”


and as we physically relax

in harmony with each exhalation

we could silently and mentally recite

“Relaxing!”


Practicing thusly,

we neither murder our cravings,

nor shove away

that which stimulates them;


BUT we do make peace with them,

and THAT’s the name of the game.


For, as Yoda quipped,

“Wars NOT make one great.”

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