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EMOTIONAL-MIND AS PHYSICAL SPACE




I want to (* PLUMB THE DEPTHS *) of his shriveled taxi driver (* soul *) and destroy any last vestige of human dignity he may have (* tucked away IN THERE.*)
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{mixed with MIND AS PHYSICAL OBJECT}

This caring relationship to one's own emotions is nicely summed up by Cornell as follows: "Focusing is like being a friend to your own (* INNER EXPERIENCE.*) ..." ... "The (* INNER CLIMATE *) of __letting it inwardly be__ is necessary for (* INNER *) change" ... Again techniques abound to cultivate this "(*INNER CLIMATE *)": "We are not in a hurry. We create an (* INNER ATMOSPHERE *) of no pressure, just being with what's there. ..."
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It had to do with (* THE HOLE IN A CORNER OF HER SOUL, WHERE NOTHING EVER CAME TO FILL IT. IT WAS DARK, COLD, AND BELINDA COULDN'T STOP VISITING IT. HER MEMORIES PULLED HER THERE, BACK TO THE FIRE THAT EXPLODED IN HER *) at the actual moment of birth, and the way she immediately began aching for the child---her child---...
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She looked at Helen's faded jeans, ..., straight blond hair framing a high-cheekboned face. But (* SHE SAW MORE THAN THAT. SHE SAW BENEATH THE SURFACE, TO THE PLACES ANTHONY HAD BEEN, TO THE AREAS OF HELEN'S SOUL HE HAD STAKED OUT.*)
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In the many moleyears since, he had only ever thought of the Stone as a distant thing, for (* THE SENSE OF GRACE THAT FLOWED INTO HIM THEN WAS OVERSHADOWED BY THE FIGHTING AND LIVING, AND THE MATING,*..) that was the reality of Duncton in his time. [NP] But now (..* THE GRACE RETURNED, DISTANT AND UNCERTAIN, BUT THERE ALL THE SAME.*)
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As she did so, (* A POWERFUL AND UNWANTED EXCITEMENT RAN THROUGH HER, A FORBIDDEN AND OBSCENE EXCITEMENT THAT SHE TRIED TO BLOT FROM HER MIND:*) the excitement of seeing the two huge males both of whom she loved, fighting for her.
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Pregnancy for them was a burden, not a miracle. (* ALL THE EXCITEMENT IT MIGHT HAVE RELEASED IN THEM SEEMED TO HAVE POURED INTO HER, INSTEAD, SEEPED EVEN INTO HER DREAMS --- SWOLLEN SCARLET DREAMS *) where she was hugely pregnant and childbirth was a kind of sacred orgasm ...
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{mixing with DREAMS AS CONTAINERS}

He groaned, feeling, smelling, (* AS IT CAME BUBBLING TO THE SURFACE, ALL THAT OLD MURDEROUS JEALOUSY AND HATE WHICH HAD BEEN PACKED AWAY, A DANGEROUS ATOMIC CAPSULE, SUBMERGED FOR SO LONG IN *THE DARKEST SEA CAVERNS OF HIS MIND.*)
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Suddenly, down into the (* FURTHEST CRANNIES OF BEING *) all was well.
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But then (* A TINY WORRY BEGAN TO GROW IN A CORNER OF MY MIND.*)
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He was sitting up, already (* FULL OF FEARS THAT *) she had left him, ...
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(* ANGER BUBBLED UP IN PHILIP *) the way blood bubbles up through a sharp cut in skin. Like that blood flow he couldn't immediately control it, (* THERE WAS NO COLD TAP TO HOLD HIS RAGE UNDER,*) and he cursed silently in the closed car.
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... I could see the [person with his arm in a] sling, zig zagging erratically along the pavement and reminding more than anything of the time when (* MY FEELINGS HAD LURCHED AND ZIG ZAGGED AROUND INSIDE MY HEAD IN EXACTLY THE SAME WAY.*)
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His troubled look and nervous manner when he opened the door (* FILLED HER WITH APPREHENSION.*)
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I had known Mick all my life. ... (* MY [romantic] FEELINGS [towards Mick] HAD ONLY BEGUN TO EMERGE *) when ...
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... (* FILLED WITH A SUPERNATURAL COURAGE *) that came from nowhere.
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Not only do my husband and I have to attend to and (* CONTAIN OUR OWN FEELINGS *) of guilt and grief; ...
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"(* BUYING THINGS CAN FILL UP PEOPLE WHO FEEL EMPTY.*)" says Susan Brace, the L.A. psychologist.
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