The Sirens of PTSD

The sirens of PTSD lure us into intrusive and dangerous thoughts, sounding that false alarm that real danger is near.


Attic funerary statue of a siren, playing on a tortoiseshell lyre, c.  370 BC
In Greek mythology, the sirens (Ancient Greek: singular: Σειρήν, Seirḗn; plural: Σειρῆνες, Seirênes) were dangerous creatures who lured nearby sailors with their enchanting music and singing voices to shipwreck on the rocky coast of their island. It is also said that they can even charm the winds


Real danger has been over for many decades for some of us however we answer that bell over and over.

For many, it is the dumping of cortisol and adrenaline that scares them the most.

The drugs are real, the sirens ring about current danger is the mirage.

The Sirens do not stop, seems they want power and control, they want danger and fear to dominate our being.

Mindfulness is the power that resists this fake danger, that can exist in the middle of sirens bellowing bullshit without impact.

Our PTSD sirens know our weaknesses and vulnerabilities, our sirens are internal trauma memories.

Our sirens are intrusive thoughts able to lure us into the discussion.

Once we grab that rope in this tug of war with only one hand, we are completely attached.


Letting go is a tremendous skill we need to develop.

One skill can be used a million times.

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