A pivot to compassion meditation (Loving kindness)



“During compassion practice, the amygdala is turned up in volume, while in focused attention on something like the breath, the amygdala is turned down.”
My two cents: My practice started with counting my breaths and graduated to focus on a breath model. Since I suffered from Complex PTSD, calming my amygdala soothed my trauma.


Now, I see what was missing in my childhood, self love, self worth, self compassion.


Here are the books I am currently investigating.


Healing, wellbeing and happiness, our path, is elusive at times.


Bring awareness to your specific needs.



3 responses to this post.

  1. Posted by Paging Mrs Zen on April 7, 2018 at 3:31 pm

    You’ve gained so much insight into your childhood and the workings of your adult mind. I know we should never compare, but I do hope I get to that level of awareness. I need to order this book. Thank you for sharing.

  2. I may sound in control but it is a struggle at times. I just quick sugar and it hyped my anxiety and energized my ptsd symptoms

    The key is never give up, it is a journey

  3. I am getting real love first

    The oxfords book is expensive

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