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PTSD: Desire versus Risk

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PTSD: The Equation that decides how we live, is desire versus risk.

If my desires lead to me being triggered, I start avoiding this danger.

Another equation is pain versus pleasure, which finds us avoiding for safety.

Many PTSD symptoms are risk aversive, avoidance leading the way.

Survival mode is how PTSD rolls.

In this mode, risks seem enormous, our perception is consumed by the danger.

Our fight or flight mechanism strongly reinforces this belief as real.

Physical mechanisms are changing and firing.

Strong chemicals are secreted to face a lethal threat.

Desires wane when complex PTSD is active.

How do we ever enjoy life, people, or feel safe?
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Healing has great RISK!

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My mind has tendencies, patterns, old habits that were functional surviving childhood abuse.

 

Meditation/Mindfulness builds Focus, allows me to see my Destructive thought patterns.

 

Awareness always comes first. We can not fix what we can not see or refuse to Recognize.

 

We need to let go of our created storyline of justification, and risk being vulnerable in the present moment.

 

Healing has great RISK!

 

It feels safer not risking, but suffering GROWS.

 

It is our human dilemma.

 

The fact is whether we risk or play it safe and hide, we die the same day, same hour, same minute.

 

There is no Behavior that grants us an extra day, week or year.

 

So Why not risk?

 

It is the most important question impacting your healing.

 

If you are going to heal, risk is part of your journey.

 

Nothing to lose but your suffering.

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