C-PTSD; Kindness in Daily Life

From Budhhas Brain;

Olaf Rude-jacobaeus-derain

Throughout the day, deliberately and actively bring kindness into your actions, your speech, and most of all, your thoughts. Try to encourage more themes of kindness in the mini-movies running in the background of your mind, in the simulator. As the simulator’s neural networks increasingly “fire” with messages of kindness, that feeling and stance toward others will become more “wired” into your brain.
Try experiments in which you bring loving-kindness to someone for a specific period of time—perhaps a family member for an evening, or a coworker during a meeting—and see what happens. Also act kindly toward yourselfand see what that’s like! My teacher, Jack Kornfield, sometimes encourages people to do a year of loving-kindness toward themselves, which is a powerful practice

5 responses to this post.

  1. Also act kindly toward yourself—and see what that’s like!

    Have you ever tried this?

    Maybe a change would help?

  2. Hi, today I have a really option to chose and there is a very clearly imagination for this chose – my experience can give me guiding – before I act and reaction I can ask my self if I want to do it in a context of anger, fear and fighting and feeling unsecured and unsafe, when chose my left side of brain. If I want do do it in a context of openness, curiousness , kindness, trust and feeling good chose to focus my right side of brain. This is important, to be able to see, taste and smell the difference of focusing. My wish is it would be easy to let other people get experience for there own chose but my journey can´t be easy copied and usefully for others but we can stand by ours side when some one take steps forward, sheering and understanding.

  3. This is called distance or separation. You have established a way that thoughts do not rule or come out in verbal expression. You have enough space and resilience built up to use your ability to observe the thoughts.
    Having the ability to observe then dismiss unwanted thoughts or ideas gives up the ability to direct attention to stillness.

    we can also use ego at any time then drop back to observer.

    Your practice has become habit and thi ngs get easier with each day of practice.

    this is healing, real healing, integrating, exposure therapy and many other things rapped together.

    Excellent job Anneli.

  4. Hi there,
    Thank you for your posting. I’m 58 and experienced a series of traumatic events between the ages of 17 and 37. I have come to realize that loving kindness may be the only solution for the emotional pain of PTSD. Kindness and mindfulness, two very powerful tools. I will certainly spend more time looking at your blog.

    Good luck on your healing journey.


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