Takes more than courage to improve



Being able to observe your fear without thinking, judging, or avoiding takes skill.

First, you must lose your fear of the fight or flight mechanism! If we deny or avoid Ptsd grows.

If we are always a part of our fear, we suffer.

When we learn to step away and observe life changes.


Sitting quietly in silence, focused on my breath, built the weapon to unplug my fight or flight mechanism.

This is a neuroscientific fact. Focused Meditation engages our parasympathetic nervous system, applying the brakes.

Cortisol and adrenaline are dissipated as our body resets to calm.

It is not just courage we need, we need this skill, this weapon, to face our fears.

Practice breathing slowly when you are calm, listen for the sound of you exhales and inhales, feel the sensations in the body.

When you successfully stay present, focused on the breath and the body sensations as the fight or flight mechanism fires life changes.

This is the mechanical side of PTSD.

I have improved, the skills obtained from daily practice have made my life better.

I am a work in progress.



2 responses to this post.

  1. Posted by rudid96 on September 30, 2021 at 10:47 pm

    Yes, Mindful Marty, you are a work in progress. And aren’t we all? Even if we sit and do nothing, and time moves us forward.
    Authenticity has never run short in your blog posts. It’s one of the features that make the posts so powerful.
    I’m glad you’re committed to being a work in progress.

  2. This is not a quitting bog

    This is a take daily action blog

    Complain, whine but take action

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