It's Sunita here.
After I was treated for the symptoms and the results of my ACEs and complex childhood trauma, my mind was available to me.I found my inherent, and innate spiritual and emotional spaciousness.
That gave me a freedom that I had been incapable of experiencing, but unconsciously always knew that I possessed. A calmness set in and guided me towards an awareness that is often called meditation. That decreased my anxious and adaptive habit of being in many places in my mind, just to avoid the pain, aloneness, shame, darkness, and despair of my childhood.
I used to feel the urge to go to these many places just so I could escape what was going on inside my mind, brain, heart, and soul. I would feel so fragmented and distracted by this survival tactic.
With an unwavering commitment to the practice of focusing on developing an awareness of my now liberated mind, giving it an intentional direction, and having control, I am able to stay in my chosen places in a deep and meaningful way.
And when I can’t, ( which is often- the mind is not something that likes to be tamed. And our habitual patterns of thinking help it to remain elusive to us) it is looked at by me as part of the process. I just continue focusing on observing my intrusive or incidental thoughts, and eventually they pass, leaving me to come back to my meditative state.
It is from this place of peaceful solitude that I am able to Just Be.
It is from this stationary, but hugely dynamic place that I now love, experience, learn, dream, imagine, and create.
If you have suffered from ACEs, trauma, depression, anxiety, mental illness or mental injury, there is treatment for you.
If you are overwhelmed and stressed, there is a better way to live.
But the desire to be better and live as a whole you must come from deep within you.
I hope you will say YES to YOU!
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