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Saved by Mindfulness

April 22, 2020
You Are Not Alone
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First Lieutenant Robert Marshall felt compelled to join the Army after 9/11. While overseas, he felt isolated, fell into a deep depression, and considered suicide. Today, he’s happy, healthy, and eager to share the simple practice that changed his life.

I went to Iraq when I was 19 years old. One night, I just was like, "I can't take
this anymore." And just like put my M16 rifle in my mouth. That was my lowest moment.
I was just confused. I was young. I was trying to process all these things,
but it was more of a cry for help.
Mindfulness saved my life. you become aware of how busy your mind
You become aware of how busy your mind is.
Your thoughts. What you think about. Your feelings. All these things that come up.
Mindfulness is just about being aware.
It's about being in a moment. If you're going through a tough time and you don't
know where to turn, just reach out.

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