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It's Never Too Late...
    #4299331 - 06/15/05 02:34 PM (11 years, 5 months ago)

to have a happy childhood!

I've been thinking about the neurological research that shows our brain does not distinguish between imagined experience and actual experience.

What if reimagining our childhoods could grant the opportunity to be the people we think we could be "if only" our parents hadn't fucked us up??

Jung said that nothing so affects a child's wellbeing as the "unlived life" of the parent. What was your father's unlived life?
What did your mother say she had dreamed of doing?
How did their unlived lives affect you, and what if they had chosen to live those lives?

I feel inspired by these ideas, and plan to experiment with them.
If the power of my imagination, which I have used for so many years to imagine the worst, could create a new foundation for my present-day consciousness...WOW!

Does anyone else want to experiment?


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Re: It's Never Too Late... [Re: Veritas]
    #4299339 - 06/15/05 02:36 PM (11 years, 5 months ago)

Maybe... :mushroom2:


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"Don't believe everything you think". -Anom.

" All that lives was born to die"-Anom.

With much wisdom comes much sorrow,
The more knowledge, the more grief.
Ecclesiastes circa 350 BC


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Re: It's Never Too Late... [Re: Icelander]
    #4299439 - 06/15/05 02:58 PM (11 years, 5 months ago)

I'm gonna go the boring route and say I'm happy the way I am. What if you structure and formulate the perfect childhood, and find out that would have made you an asshole?


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Re: It's Never Too Late... [Re: WanderingStudent]
    #4299445 - 06/15/05 03:00 PM (11 years, 5 months ago)

Forgot to say anything about the unlived life. My father wanted to keep from happening to me, what happened to him, and from that effort, came the very same treatment. We are our parent's children.


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Re: It's Never Too Late... [Re: WanderingStudent]
    #4299498 - 06/15/05 03:12 PM (11 years, 5 months ago)

I sometimes get the notion of my childhood. One way is laying
in my bed with closed eyes. Pretending im laying in the bed of
my childhoods location. It can be pretty intense!

Mushroom is a good way for regression aswell.
A valium binge long time ago gave me that feeling aswell.
Almost like the day before christmas. Waiting to OD that materialism.

Would be nice to get that feeling longterm.

How do you plan on carrying on the experiment?


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Re: It's Never Too Late... [Re: WanderingStudent]
    #4299518 - 06/15/05 03:15 PM (11 years, 5 months ago)

Quote:

WanderingStudent said:
I'm gonna go the boring route and say I'm happy the way I am. What if you structure and formulate the perfect childhood, and find out that would have made you an asshole?




Nothing Boring about being happy with what is. :thumbup:


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" All that lives was born to die"-Anom.

With much wisdom comes much sorrow,
The more knowledge, the more grief.
Ecclesiastes circa 350 BC


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Re: It's Never Too Late... [Re: Arp]
    #4299761 - 06/15/05 04:10 PM (11 years, 5 months ago)

My idea is to spend at least 15 minutes before bed each night imagining the childhood I might have had.  This will include info I have gotten from my mother about her "unlived life," and the scanty details I have about who my father might have been if he had not died at age 47.

I am interested in the "experiment" because I have spent so much time going over the actual details of my childhood, and lamenting what I lacked, as well as appreciating what was good.
:heart:


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