In Touch: reactive feelings

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As we think, so we feel.
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Our reactive feelings are usually the body’s response to thought.
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They are by-products of a lack of clear seeing.
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Consider how strongly you may react emotionally and somatically during a nightmare and what a relief it is to wake up and realize that it was only a dream.
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Our distorted thinking creates a similar kind of nightmare during the waking state.
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We are often unaware of how our thinking mediates our experience.
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We have an experience and react without realizing that there has been an intermediary step of mental interpretation.
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2 responses to this post.

  1. Posted by Anonymous on September 14, 2016 at 7:16 pm

    Hey Marty,

    Have you ever done any somatic work or read “The Body Keeps The Score?”

    The body contains memory that the mind cannot reconcile/access sometimes. I’ve had a lot of very intense experience with this. I actually remembered an in-utero trauma that my mother had repressed. It has to be approached with care, however, or it can be re-traumatizing.

    Speaking of nightmares…I had probably one of the worst ever last night. But sometimes they give me clues to my waking state.

  2. Yes

    Read Peter LEVINES Book Waking the Tiger

    Trauma is stood in the amygdaloid and the body.

    Body trauma healed last for me

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