Post traumatic stress disorder (PTSD) is a big name for a condition that’s fairly common after sexual abuse, physical abuse or any form of violence or shock. PTSD is a severe case of trauma–but there are many more minor emotional traumas. Children who grow up in hostile environments can exhibit signs of PTSD later on…
Meditation is not about reward or punishment, but about training your mind to see what is true. Therefore meditation is not about being brainwashed and numbing the mind, but instead it is about mastering feelings and emotions. It requires emotional strength and develops it.
More and more of us cannot deny that our choices have an impact on other living beings. When we eat meat, use cows for milk, hens for eggs, we create unnecessary suffering. Sooner or later this suffering comes back to us in the form of allergies, sensitivities etc
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There are certain times in the day when the mind is more accessible. The morning is one of them.
Here is why:
As children we learn that we have to do certain things that we don’t enjoy because it is necessary. We may resist ‘work’ for example, because it isn’t something we really enjoy. It is something we do, in order to have money, in order to then do what we enjoy. Thus joy becomes a future event that quite likely doesn’t happen, because the brain isn’t wired that way to start with. The brain experiences happiness in the present moment, full stop. So when we set up pathways of misery, we feel that same misery no matter how things actually improve. We can get all the money we want, or get the coolest partner, but if the brain pattern has misery, that’s how we feel. ugh. I know. So therein comes meditation, because meditation and other mind oriented practices help change the neural networks that create the experience of misery.