Dr. Darlene Treese
PO Box 547
Windermere, FL 34786
(480) 296-3358

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August Newsletter

Feeding Your Frenzy

"Those who can make you believe absurdities can make you commit atrocities."
-Voltaire (1694 - 1778)

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What frenzied times we are living! It seems as if we are constantly being told what to fear, what to believe and what to do - and to blindly trust information and direction that contradict everything that we had hoped to accomplish as individuals, as a community and as a nation. How then can we regain a sense of moral balance and peacefulness in times of chaos? Notice where you are "feeding your frenzy":

Seeking security. Robert Anthony has said "If you are looking for security, you were born on the wrong planet." Life by its very nature is unpredictable. It is wise to follow common sense and make good choices. It is insanity to live in a constant state of hyper-vigilance and mistrust of everything and everyone and listen to rumors and half-truths. The more you try to control every situation, experience and person who enters your environment, the more you will foster the sense of insecurity that drives you wild with suspicion and terror. Your common sense and intuition will not operate well in a paranoid mind. Learn to trust yourself again and avoid those who have ulterior motives to control you by keeping you in a state of fear. Do not react to events and people; thoughtfully respond to them.

Seeking drama. Have you entered a contest to be the most dysfunctional martyr, victim or savior in your family or among your peers? It's easy to become addicted to drama if you grew up in it or if you get a lot of attention for "your story". Some people learn to become bored after just a few minutes of peacefulness. Challenging and upsetting events that create disappointment and distress will happen to everyone. Notice how often you tell the same story and how much mileage you get out of it. Turning a momentary upset into a life defeating trauma completely robs you of your personal power and ability to survive and thrive anything. Every challenge you go through is designed to bring out a better part of you. Keep the lesson and let go of the experience.

Seeking perfection. How would your life be different if you did not need to prove yourself to anyone? Some of the ideals that you have been told to attain are absolutely impossible. Celebrate your imperfections on the way to achievement. Let the process be the reward and don't postpone your happiness until you have "arrived". Demanding perfection in others is just as foolish. Trying to "fix" them assumes that you have the right and power to make them different. This is a losing battle and an outrageous ego trip on your part. The goal to make everyone a member of the same religion or have the same political viewpoint stems from immaturity and emotional insecurity. The more enlightened a person is, the more compassion, tolerance, love and appreciation they have for other people and other points of view.

You are living a magnificent adventure. If you are true to your highest visions, dreams and values, your life will shine. Contribute to the stream of thought that carries humanity into an ocean of answers and possibilities rather than a deadly whirlpool of hate and fear. Every thought that you think leads to freedom or bondage. You may not have control over what happens in the world around you, but you always have total control of how you respond to it.

Dr. Darlene Treese has been in private practice in hypnosis and counseling since 1983. She has been internationally acknowledged for her positive action and solution-based therapies with individuals, groups and corporations. "A person for the people," Dr. Dar is always available to help you get a grip on life, health and happiness.

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