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[QUOTE=BranchMonkey;38102857]Vipassana Meditation and Metta meditation is nothing like hypnosis. The goal for Vipassana is insight and then freedom from desiring different outcomes which cause suffering, and this can only be achieved by oneself, 'do the work, sit on the cushion or seiza bench, et cetera and pay bare attention to what is passing, changing...'
Hypnosis is turning oneself over to another person, and in the wrong hands, the one doing the hypnotizing can do damage, pushing
Another term you may know mindfulness as is "Insight" or "Vipassana" meditation.
Ajahn Chah, Jack Kornfield, and many others have written--and I have read--books on mindfulness.
My favorite one is [I]Mindfulness In Plain English[/I] by Bhante Gunaratana because the narrative style is direct, simple, detailed, e.g. he talks about what to do if you encounter unpleasant
[QUOTE=BranchMonkey;36183378]Better since I got a lot done, although I didn't think it was good enough until I looked around at all I did, how neat it is in here--paperwork; a lot of paperwork I had to sort; plus, I bought what I needed online, and some stuff will be shipped soon; one book already did.
And in two hours I'll be eating--my first/only meal of the day; a good one, before my husband, a friend and I watch a movie; don't know what it'll be for sure tonight because if the
[QUOTE=BranchMonkey;36180002]caged rats I brought home
clinging to the metal bars--
smaller... shared prison.[/QUOTE]
[QUOTE=BranchMonkey;36147266]My husband isn't an alpha although he excelled at sports; is 6' tall and won't tolerate disrespect; he isn't a beta (smooshy; we'll leave it at smooshy); and the closest match, but still off is gamma, but he isn't bland or not caring enough for that category either.
I'm not an alpha although I chose my husband--not the other way around, and he says I pulled him backward like a caveman; I am not a beta (not smooshy enough); and the closest match is a gamma,