When we hear the term “survival state” it’s easy to associate it with life-threatening situations and trauma. But we’re in this state a lot more than we’re aware of...
We’ve all heard our mind say things like “I feel like shit” or “I’m completely overwhelmed”. What often happens next is that we react to this statement like it’s true and a terrible thing that either needs to be fixed asap or something to feel hopeless and defeated about.
Many of us live in a survival state when it comes to our relationships, and we don’t even realize it. We’re being tumbled around in fight- or flight mode and end up feeling deeply disconnected, frustrated and confused when all we long for is deep, heartfelt connection.
Making investments with your time, attention and money is what will give you more of what you want. But if your relationship to these currencies is one of victimhood, you’re left with little to invest with.
Feel unable to change an old pattern that you discovered a while back? Or that you can’t get to a core belief? Or are you noticing yourself avoiding meeting some uncomfortable emotions that you know needs to come out?
When we use physical exercise, yoga or meditation to avoid uncomfortable emotions we make them stick around longer. This is an invitation to let meditation be a place to practice welcoming all parts of you.
What always got me to sit down and go within was the thought that meditation is a rebellious act. An anti-dote to a program of thoughts and beliefs running me. This is how it works and how you can rebel as well.