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 Post subject: Lesson 43 Urges
PostPosted: Sat Nov 11, 2017 3:07 pm 
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As part of this lesson we are being encouraged to use the community forum to ask questions about urges. At the present time I can very much feel like I am in a transition from the old emotions based me to a new values based me. I have not acted out since I started RN nearly 2 months ago which I feel quite good about. A lot of the time I feel confident that I can focus on my values and be fine moving forwards but then something that would previously have caused a trigger happens (e.g. I see an attractive female) and my mind immediately tries to fantasise and I can feel a rush of excitement. I then block it off and distract myself and it goes away. All of this happens in a split second which seems to be the direction I need to be headed in but I still find the allure of the rush very appealing. I completely understand that getting your head around the preference of longer term values over short term emotions is what we are aiming for but I guess my question is whether the rush and excitement of a wrong thought popping into your head will ever diminish? I would welcome any comments in particular anyone who has gone further in the lessons than me and can share their experiences.

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 Post subject: Re: Lesson 43 Urges
PostPosted: Sun Nov 12, 2017 11:40 am 
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Apologies, slight IT issue and this is a duplicate of the previous post, can it please be deleted?

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