No longer than the ability to sincerely ask that question without intending to manipulate the experience

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how long how long
how long would you want to be in present-fear
how long would you want to be in present-disturbance
how long would you want to remain stuck in present-thinking
ability to ask to oneself
how long…
means the process is no longer unconscious
one is not trapped in automatic inner-doings
and therefore, the process is…

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Jan 16

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to deny the pain of
being in the world
as it is presented to you
uniquely for you
is to deny
possibility of any authentic joy
for yourself
in being in the world
it is not about self-improvement spoiled brats’
“stupid pain management gimmick”
with which you have to think about yourself
and feel high rather than be surprised by…

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Dec 24, 2022

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we quickly interpret
feelings or felts as pain
pain, the outsider,
that had fallen upon us
to disturb our peace
and we straightaway go towards
our favorite spot — the movement of thoughts
as our helpful savior against pain
such is the trained mechanical attention
but in unreflectively interpreting thought
as our savior against any difficulty
we miss seeing that…

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Pretheesh Presannan

Panic Attack Survivor. Just writing. Plays cricket. Design&Develop. You can find short stories, poems, humor, and nonfiction here. Gmail: pretheeshgp@gmail.com