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    I'm C-6,C-7 And have traveled a lot by myself,...

    I'm C-6,C-7 And have traveled a lot by myself, the first time was a little scary, woried that I might run into trouble (car breakdown) But all went well ... then the day came that I got a flat tire...
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    I wear a grungy jacket & cycle gloves on rainy...

    I wear a grungy jacket & cycle gloves on rainy days , stuff I don't care if it gets muddy and wet ... And carry a nicer jacket in my pack to change into when I get to where I'm going.
    I like the...
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    I agree , And I also allow people to use the...

    I agree , And I also allow people to use the label that THEY are comfortable with , the "older" generation seems to use crippled, my generation seems to use disabled or handicapped, the "young"...
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    I have "Blogspot" from google, so it's google...

    I have "Blogspot" from google, so it's google friendly ... also, when I google it (jackspratt69) it shows other blogs that mention my blog.
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    I have experienced amazing emotional results from...

    I have experienced amazing emotional results from practicing Siddha yoga, Tantra Yoga , and other meditation practices.

    I have shared some of that in the tread I started last month...
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    That's exactly how I TRY to live ... in the...

    That's exactly how I TRY to live ... in the moment ... I struggle a lot with wishing to be 16 years old again , when I was in my prime (physical) but I am very happy these days when I remember to...
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    LASAGNE !!! :D Good authentic Italian Lasagne !!!

    LASAGNE !!!
    :D Good authentic Italian Lasagne !!!
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    OMG !!! Andy ... He looks EXACTLY like my cat...

    OMG !!!
    Andy ... He looks EXACTLY like my cat !!!
    except mine is a girl ... super sweet and hasn't EVER swatted at me, not even in play. She lives in my lap, even when I'm fixing dinner and eating...
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    Someone gave me an old Dodge van headed to the...

    Someone gave me an old Dodge van headed to the scrap yard ... that was 17 years ago, the thing won't die !!!
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    C-6/7 (25 yrs post) Quickie GT ulta-light (rigid)...

    C-6/7 (25 yrs post) Quickie GT ulta-light (rigid) air filled primo tires, vinyl coated handrims, sling back, froglegs & 4" softroll casters.
    ROHO 4" cushion (I've never had a pressure sore on my...
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    My Grandma was a lot like your Grandpa , She grew...

    My Grandma was a lot like your Grandpa , She grew up on a farm too ... I remember when I was 16 (pre-SCI) we were hiking up this mountain , scrambling cliffs, she was about 50 yards above me and my...
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    I got myself a great collection of cookbooks and...

    I got myself a great collection of cookbooks and consider myself an artist in the kitchen (my Brother owns his own restaurant) Having yummy food cooking in the house ... smelling yummy ... helps...
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    I'm 6'2" , 115 lbs ... I thought I was around 140...

    I'm 6'2" , 115 lbs ... I thought I was around 140 but I just got weight and everyone was surprised (doc,nurses, and PT) I have excellent upper-body muscle tone , I was a track (long distance) runner...
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    I've been using a Quickie II for 12 years, it's...

    I've been using a Quickie II for 12 years, it's durrable and lightweight. which is comparible to the Quickie GTX (folding) with the exception that the GTX is a bit more streamlined (compact) and has...
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    I had the same experience when I started...

    I had the same experience when I started meditation, My guess is that "quieting the mind" and "tuning out distractions" made me more aware of the neuropathic burning . Now I think of the burning as...
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    Tiff , There are hundreds of ways to meditate. ...

    Tiff , There are hundreds of ways to meditate. Monks chant, Nuns pray, New-Age hippies do yoga ... If you are new to the idea of meditation and are interested in starting , the easiest is to just...
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    :) LMFAO !!! :) Well ... at least you noticed...

    :) LMFAO !!! :)
    Well ... at least you noticed ... My Mom was bug-eyed and speachless when she saw it as a full-page ad in the newspaper .. hee hee
  18. I decided that I wouldn't work at any job that I...

    I decided that I wouldn't work at any job that I hated . Back arround 1990 I had an office job (invoicing) and my boss was horrible, mean-spiritted, and ugly to boot ... One day I had a nervous...
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    I agree with both of these statements . When I...

    I agree with both of these statements . When I first began meditation, I was addicted to the practice, some days I would stay in trance meditation for hours... just resting in the purple glow of my...
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    Say Goodbye to "I" You can't blame society for...

    Say Goodbye to "I"
    You can't blame society for conditioning us, because society is only a bunch of individuals just like us. There must be some "should" deep inside every member of society that...
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    Death by COFFEE may be a hard thing to do, I came...

    Death by COFFEE may be a hard thing to do, I came close to caffeine overdose after drinking 8 espressos one evening (4 pots of coffee condensed to 1 cup)
    From Wikipedia:...
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    OH the joys of agosticism !!! What if you die...

    OH the joys of agosticism !!!
    What if you die and find out that YOU are God ? And every being that ever lived was/is one of your many personalities ?

    When I was 5 years old I used to lay on...
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    This works wonders for me , I don't work-out at a...

    This works wonders for me , I don't work-out at a Gym , I just stay active wheeling all over the place (average 5 miles / day) and played the drums in a band for 10 years , I always take Glucosamine...
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    I'm sorry I we can't help you CHICAGO , This...

    I'm sorry I we can't help you CHICAGO , This thread is for discussing how meditation practice has helped improve your life ... in areas like Accepting SCI, Self esteem, Becoming more compassionate to...
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    Saorsa , Wow! That made my heart flutter ... I...

    Saorsa , Wow!
    That made my heart flutter ... I think seeing how similar our journeys have been is almost spooky and I think we are at about the same spot in our wisdom and understanding, Most times...
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