Skills vs Pills: Mindfulness, Trauma and Willpower… or how your lack of attention created your uncomfortable (and painful) state of being
Volition is really nothing other than voluntary attention. Neurons that respond to an objective that attracts our attention are more strongly activated that those activated in response to distraction.
Chronic stress changes your brain. Madhumita Murgia shows how chronic stress can affect brain size, its structure, and how it functions, right down to the level of your genes. Also, the result of stress is inheritable, and can be passed down to many generations.
During the practice of Mindfulness Exercises, we develop the capacity of observing “what is”; being aware of it without attaching subjective (constrictive) meaning. We develop this expanded awareness with perseverance, practicing the practice, slowly unconditioning our distorted mind.
When an event is mindfully observed, something very interesting happens: we become aware of what the situation internally brings with it, and we choose how to respond. We stop mechanically reacting. This is the way to free ourselves from the prison of the conditioned mind.
Hello! I am anxiety, do not be afraid… I come in peace. I have something to tell you. Would you listen to me? Please… There is something very important you need to know about me.
Fear -which most of the times is illusory- advises us that it is necessary to proceed with caution, but also alerts us that there may be tremendous rewards awaiting.
The transgenerational studies are not a “therapy” in the full sense of the word, but an awareness work that allows us to understand the elements of the past that contributed to our development and the establishment of our belief system.