Tag: Disorders

How Late Is Late?

How Late Is Late?

I am one of those guys who arrives either on time or a little early. For most of my friends who run late, it’s a little annoying. Sometimes I get to a party and the host is still at the grocery store. I’m thinking, really! Your invitation said 7 p.m. for dinner, and I’m starving. Where are the appetizers?

The host will come rushing in at five minutes after seven, not showered, start throwing things at me to prepare. And I, of course, do what I can to help. But really, is this the way we want to conduct ourselves?

When I’m teaching a yoga class and someone comes in during a meditation, and he or she snaps a mat against the floor and acts as if no one else is there, I wonder how narcissistic can a person be. I truly don’t mind if people come in during class, if they are considerate of other people’s space and energy. But this noisy crap makes me want to scream.

I’m sitting here waiting for a client right now who said that she plumb forgot she had an appointment today, and that she would be right over. Well, it has been well over 25 minutes and still no client is sitting in my chair. I had to call my next client and tell her to expect me to be later, even though I will try to only give the late client 35 minutes out of the hour. Sometimes it’s just hard to get a hypnosis session in that quickly.

If you are someone who is habitually late for things, think of the disrespect that you are causing others. Life is not just about you. If you have a problem in this area, work on it. There are plenty of psychological article written about late people that discuss that it may be hiding other issues such as depression, ADD, ADHD, and substance abuse.

The website: www.wikihow.com/Stop-Running-Late discusses 11 steps on how to overcome lateness. I like the ideas. They seem to be simple and an easy challenge for someone with chronic lateness.

 

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What Happens Next?

What Happens Next?

I had a close friend tell me a story of helping people with Post Traumatic Stress. He shared in the midst of a bad mental break, he would have a client repeat after him a list of numbers in tangible order. Then begin to create disorder, adding wrong numbers and even random words, confusing the logical side of the brain. This method has been used to help diffuse PTSD triggers in many cases.

So, yesterday, I had a PTSD moment and decided to try it without a practitioner’s help. I began to think of a logical set of numbers and repeated them while putting illogical words and numbers in the place of what logically should go there. It actually worked in minutes.

I realized that the reason it work was the logic sequence of my brain was moving toward a + b = c, a normal progression for depression. So, if I messed up the logic, I would mess up the progression toward depression. A fairly simple idea to help a fairly large problem.

Today I began to think about the television show “Touch,” where a young, mute child decides to help the world by deciphering the randomness of the world by using numbers. As I was thinking about my disordered number pattern, I began to think that somewhere “this” was order. And the patterns in my life, though they seemed completely random, were causing synchronistic events somewhere along the path of someone’s life, and perhaps mine after a while.

All in all, even what seems illogical is perfectly logical to God. Because no one can even begin to decipher the paranormal events that bring together the world and all of its wonderful and magical and tragic factors that make us human living in a spiritual phenomena.

Today, I pray for the faith to help me live in this mass confusion with grace.

 

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