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Whenever I'm out in public, I have to be put together. When I get home, I rebel against it and I don't want to take care of anything. I drop it. I'm relaxed. I don't have any shoes on. No makeup.

Posted on June 10 2012

Development of emotional sobriety work of the spiritual dream warrior never really ends
In normal language the word serenity refers to the state of being clam and tranquil. To say that somebody is sobriety has developed serenity does not mean that they are walking around on cloud 9 all the time. They will still be faced by the ups and downs in life but somehow they are able to remain calm inside. They have a sense of inner peace that can never be touched. The person who enjoys serenity benefits from equanimity – this means that they are fully accepting of whatever is going on in their life. Their inner peace is not dependent on having things or doing things, but instead is just there all the time.

Those who develop serenity do so by bravely facing each challenge that comes their way in life. When they are faced with a new problem they will need to find an effective coping mechanism – these are similar to accumulating tools in a box. Once the individual has enough coping mechanisms they will be able to deal with anything that comes their way. They develop a sense of mastery over their life, and this gives them the space to develop inner space. Serenity also involves the development of emotional sobriety which includes:

The ability to live in the present moment without always worrying about the future or dwelling on the past.
It means being able to face life without succumbing to extremes of mood.
The individual who is emotionally sober finds no need to try to hide from reality by using chemicals or other maladaptive behaviors.
Such people will tend to hold a positive outlook almost all the time.
It means dealing with far less stress in life because the individual is accepting of whatever comes their way.
The fact that people deal with less stress means that they are less likely to develop any type of stress related illness.
A person who is emotionally sober finds it much easier to regulate their own behavior.
Those who are emotionally sober will find it easy to develop meaningful relationships.

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