The natural response of the old-timers is to build a strong moral wall against the outside. This is where the world starts to be painted in black and white, saints inside, and sinners outside the wall. Mary Douglas
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Bracing Against Definition – The expression is generally used to mean to hold oneself against something for support (strength) preparing for an impact. However, I more often hear it used in a figurative sense: She braced herself for/against the bad news that she knew the doctor was going to tell her.
For the past several posts I have been writing about Cognitive Behavioral Therapy. I have been working at changing my negatives with positives. It really isn’t easy because it is difficult to undo a lifetime of bad habits mentally.
I have two choices about what I should do, I can brace against it, or I can embrace it. For me my first choice is to brace against something. I think it is a defense against hurt and betrayal. Bracing against things keeps my muscles tense and my brain aching. It keeps me from ever taking the offense in any given situation. I spoke about it when I wrote about “Learning New Tricks“.
To Embrace Definition – To embrace something is to welcome it with open arms, hold, hug, accept completely. You might embrace your sweetheart, or even changes in technology.
I have decided to embrace the new, let go of the old. What is amazing between bracing against, embracing something is two small letters, “em“.
EM Definition – word-forming element meaning “put in or into, bring to a certain state,” sometimes intensive
I have been living in one certain state of mind, the negative mind. Now I am learning to live or bring to a certain state, a mind that is positive, peaceful. Yes, two little letters make a world of difference.
There are probably many ways to accomplish this lesson. I feel I would choose meditation. My favorite way is play some of my favorite music.
Matthew Blog Of The Wolf Boy writes about trying Yoga in latest post “Hot Yoga, Soul Searching and Male-Female Friendships” .
So, as I continue on this journey I am making a conscience effort to “Embrace” rather than “Brace Against”
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