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Ships Are Safe In The Harbor But They Are Built To Sail The World

Many of us hold ourselves back from doing things that would enhance our lives because we’re afraid of embarrassment, shame, or failure. On the other hand, some people, especially those with bipolar disorder or borderline personality disorder, act impulsively in order to avoid the same very uncomfortable feelings. We all do this to some extent, and for most of us, mindfulness practice is one of the best antidotes, because it allows us to embrace our fears and take action that is in harmony with our personal values even while experiencing uncomfortable emotions. It also helps us to live with intentionality and a commitment to the cultivation of mastery.


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Ships Are Safe In The Harbor But They Are Built To Sail The World

Dr. Larry Berkelhammer

Dr. Berkelhammer is a retired mind-body medicine psychologist. He writes about mindfulness-based practices with a unique emphasis on optimization of wellbeing and health. Dr. Berkelhammer also lectures at San Francisco State University and UC San Francisco, and is currently teaching a class in Marin County through College of Marin. He is the author of the book "In Your Own Hands; New Hope for People with Chronic Medical Conditions".

See his extensive website: LarryBerkelhammer.com

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Berkelhammer, D. (2017). Ships Are Safe In The Harbor But They Are Built To Sail The World. Psych Central. Retrieved on May 21, 2018, from https://blogs.psychcentral.com/own-hands/2017/11/ships-are-safe-in-the-harbor-but-they-are-built-to-sail-the-world/

 

Last updated: 13 Nov 2017
Last reviewed: By John M. Grohol, Psy.D. on 13 Nov 2017
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