A pivot to compassion meditation (Loving kindness)

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“During compassion practice, the amygdala is turned up in volume, while in focused attention on something like the breath, the amygdala is turned down.”
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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.
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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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