Posts Tagged ‘PTSD’

There are no “emotion centers” in the brain. … Matthieu Ricard…


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“This is actually quite consistent with what cognitive science tells us about the brain and emotion.
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Every region in the brain that has been identified with some aspect of emotion has also been identified with aspects of cognition.
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There are no “emotion centers” in the brain.
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The neuronal circuits that support emotions are completely intertwined with those that support cognition.
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This anatomical arrangement is consistent with the Buddhist view that these processes cannot be separated:
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emotions appear in a context of action and thought,
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and almost never in isolation from the other aspects of our experience.
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It should be noted that this runs counter to Freudian theory, which holds that powerful feelings of anger or jealousy, for instance, can arise without any particular cognitive or conceptual content.”
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Questions, concerns, opinions, wisdom all welcome.
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Compassion.. Maybe it is important for us to explore!,,


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“One with
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compassion
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is kind
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even when angry;
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one without
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compassion
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will kill
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even as
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he smiles.”
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~Tibetan poet “Shabkar”~
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Know thyself, sit quietly and listen for the real you to arrive.
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Practice, practice, practice.
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Updated:..Kaitlots: I haven’t noticed any miracles, but others have :)

A Miracle

I have shared some of why I love the breathing track so much, and how its changed my life more than I could imagine, but evidently, others have noticed too.

Yesterday my boyfriend and his mother were talking, and said I seem the happiest and most peaceful I have been in my whole life. The reason I think the breathing track is so effective is it touches my core issues. I spent time in 12 step programs, CBT, therapy and other groups. I feel the focus of these were on the symptoms, why I drank or why I had severe GAD. The track deals with the cause. It heals parts of me that nothing else worked for. No person, kind words or behavoral change worked as profoundly as the track. The acceptance and surrender practiced with the breathing track, touches all other parts of my life. I can let things flow, and in turn since I am not trying to control every detail through fear, things are falling into place better than ever imagined.

I also find I have immense gratitude for the little things, I went food shopping last night, and loved it. The fact that I get to go food shopping. This is no longer an anxiety riddled chore. Its enjoyable.

Oh one other thing – I always considered myself an impatient person. Well, Marty & I were talking today and impatience is the symptom. The cause is doubt and fear. That if something is left alone for a certain amount of time, something bad will happen (like my childhood) these realizations are so comforting. I thought relinquishing control was terrifiying, and in fact it is reassuring to the fact that I am not and never was ‘crazy’. Thanks for reading!
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Our mind follows us where ever we go


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“In vain
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he flees
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his troubles
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on a horse —
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They share
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the saddle
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and see
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him on
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his course.”
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~Nicolas Boileau~
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I ran from my fears, coveted the isolation, felt the warmth of the protected seclusion, then my thoughts followed.
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I could not escape by running, and you?
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.. How will we know the possibilities, the expansive nature of our soul?


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Can you release the mind, take off the governor, and let it empty, clearing distractions.
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This is how freedom grows, by the practice of being empty.
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This is how we learn to be okay with awkward, empty spaces, resisting the allure to fill in the gaps.
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The ego is a beach ball in the Pacific Ocean of our true self, our soul, intuitively leading life’s journey.
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How can you know, your auditorium creates barriers, when the universe teams with opportunity inches away.
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Come out of that invisible prison, control is obsolete, sadness guaranteed, risk inevitable.
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How can you know the waste that follows you?
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How will you ever escape?
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My shortest post to date, , , very Zen….


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My ego;;;;;;A description:


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Ego lacks
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patience,
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Accumulates
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desires.
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Wanting
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Needing
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Frustrated
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Unfulfilled.
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Impersonating
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Reality
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acting
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Important.
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Inventing
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Illusions
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Parallel
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Universes.
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Rigid,
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Barriers
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Limit
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Life
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Seeking
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Approval
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Avoiding
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Action.
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Evaluating
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Self worth
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Through
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Validation.
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The ego
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Antagonistic
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Separative
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Imprisoned.
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Minuscule
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In size
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Enormous
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In thought
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Sunday quote…..

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How many of us have enough trust, strength, and faith to believe that we could do the impossible?
~Rachel Joy Scott~
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Well, let us undertake happiness, not impossible but fleeting and hard to locate.
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Enough trust to let go of anger, worry, doubt, shame, resentment and unworthiness.
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Enough strength, to be present, to resist the lure of the ego’s storyline.
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Enough faith, to endure the mundane, the times when healing seems stagnated.
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A suitcase, to carry happiness with us.
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The boogie man or woman…..


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“The boogie man”.
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Hunted me,
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Child abuse
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His vehicle.
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Criticism
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Unworthiness
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Failure
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Shame
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who am “I”
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Who knows?
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Inferior
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Superior.
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Resentful
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Emotions
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Shout
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Unfair.
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The past
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Lives
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Anew
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Resurrected.
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Lost
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Wandering
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Who am “I”
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Unknown.
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Searching
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Uncovering
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Finally
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Letting go.
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Barriers
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Dissolve.
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Self
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Implodes.
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True self
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All that
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Remains
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Now.
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Act
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Not think
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Do
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Not compare.
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Live
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Now
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Let go
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Accept.
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Ricard, the ego again!!!!!


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“Rigorous analysis leads us to conclude that the self does not reside in any part of the body, nor is it some diffuse entity permeating the entire body.
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We willingly believe that the self is associated with consciousness, but consciousness too is an elusive current: in terms of living experience, the past moment of consciousness is dead (only its impact remains), the future is not yet, and the present doesn’t last.
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How could a distinct self exist, suspended like a flower in the sky, between something that no longer exists and something that does not yet exist?
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It cannot be detected in either the body or the mind; it is neither a distinct entity in a combination of the two, nor one outside of them.”
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The ego can not be found, in the body or consciousness, in the past, future or now, as real.
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The true self exists without the ego, the ego depends on the true self for existence and creation.
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