I have not read an accurate description of intrusive thoughts,


I have not read an accurate description of intrusive thoughts, what it’s like, the intensity, or the volume.

We have no control over what thoughts arrive in our consciousness (60,000 daily).

Neuroscientists tell us negative ones are like velcro, while positive more like Teflon.

It’s all related to the defense of our being, self-preservation, survival mode overrides everything else.

Life is drastically altered by these intrusive trauma thoughts.

No way to ignore or control them. Letting go is the only path.

So many thoughts arrive in my consciousness that I get tired and overwhelmed.

It is hard to describe in words. Intrusive thoughts come at me non-stop.

An image of a Gatlin gun firing round after round is what it feels like in my head.


They arrive connected to external stimuli, or on their own without any perceived danger.

I have never been able to get away from PTSD, no matter what I have done.

It is one of the those things you will never understand unless you experience it.

Does anyone else experience thought patterns like this?

6 responses to this post.

  1. Posted by rudid96 on August 2, 2022 at 3:39 pm

    The more I am triggered, the more intrusive thoughts I experience. The process of letting in and releasing thoughts is two-fold. Practicing Mindfulness allows thoughts to flow through more quickly, whereas I find learning to release intrusive thoughts requires additional types of exercises.

  2. I was successful with mindfulness in letting go when it was about my childhood

    Now my thoughts haunt me

    They show up without being triggered, it is seamless and quick

    I am involved in what ifs and why and flashbacks

    I can only look toward soldiers and how battle never leaves them

    My trauma haunts me and mindfulness dies not settle it

  3. Yes, I feel like this at times. And the idea of just letting go is too simplistic.

  4. I agree

  5. Posted by rudid96 on September 16, 2022 at 8:49 pm

    Don’t Lose Hope, I also agree that the idea of just letting go is way too simplistic. It’s the same thing when people just say “smile and be happy.” Nice, but it doesn’t work that way.

  6. I have friends who tell me they choose happiness

    That’s easy

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