The inner world

 

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When we are in survivor mode (fight or flight firing) our ability to differentiate time and perspective is compromised. Our ability to integrate sounds, images and sensations of trauma is also handicapped.
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This is why we continue to be terrified by each trigger firing, our own body mechanism.
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For many of us, our abuse is decades old and carries no real danger anymore.
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Since we do not see a beginning, a middle and end to our storyline, trauma persists and actually gets worse with time.
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A daily mindfulness practice makes it possible to tolerate our fear while staying present.
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The parts of our mind usually offline, engage and integrate our trauma to the present moment.
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We let the storyline alone and explore our inner world of vibrations, sensations, twitches and gyrations.
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PTSD makes us strangers to our inner world, our true self thus we suffer for years.
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The only way we can consciously access the emotional brain is through self-awareness,
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by activating the medial prefrontal cortex,
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the part of the brain that notices what is going on inside us and thus allows us to feel what we’re feeling.
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Sit today, focus intently on the breath, let go of judgment and thought, peer inward calmly.
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