Reader comment on Ram Dass's passage ...
On Sep 18, 2017 Tan wrote:|
The article is the reminder for being captured by thoughts. When I am captured by thought the authomatic reactions are arizing and overwhelming me... Dis-identification process is not easy.
On Sep 19, 2017 Rosemarie wrote:
I have used 3 techniques that have helped me recenter quickly. The first is, to say l STOP/Shhhhhh (to self or outlou d) to interrupt incoming thoughts, hence Amigdala overload. Repeat STOP/Shhhhhh until it dissipates. Then go to a soothing place in your mind eye and breathe. The second is, to STAY in the thought/feeling, don't run away, just breath long and slow over and over. It's just energy that needs to dissipate. And third is my yoga practice. Some days I skip it and others I do 2 or more back to back. It's a meditation in slow movements. And every 2 weeks my therapist helps me stay centered by letting me sort out loud through the reality or imagined of my thoughts and feelings. It's all a practice for mind, body and spirit.