PTSD: Not Knowing

From The Deep Heart:

“Not knowing refers not only to our inability to know what will happen; it also means that we cannot know our true nature solely by thinking about it.

Who we really are is not something we can define or confine with thought.

Who we really are is quite literally inconceivable and unimaginable.

Our true nature is not an object — it exists prior to the mind.

We can say what our true nature is not, at least initially, but we cannot definitively state what it is.

Yet we can know it directly by consciously being it.

When the mind clearly recognizes that it is not going to understand what is prior to it, a spontaneous letting go occurs, and attention quite naturally rests in the heart.

9 responses to this post.

  1. Very profound!

  2. Posted by rudid96 on August 4, 2022 at 9:58 pm

    Is this similar to when we may lose ourselves in the moment? To just be?

  3. It is

    PTSD recedes and we are in the moment

  4. Posted by rudid96 on August 4, 2022 at 10:06 pm

    Then that’s my identification of Heaven. No angel-winged cherubs and sunshine-bathed streets. Just the moments when the PTSD pulls back, and we can just be.

  5. It is a very vicarious situation and can disappear instantly

  6. Or perhaps when we are in the moment is our true reality. PTSD pulls us away from that all the time.

  7. I believe it is our true self

  8. Posted by Anonymous on August 5, 2022 at 2:44 am

    Val Boyko, I agree; “when we are in the moment” that is who we are.

  9. Sweet

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