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Your Fear is Reinforcing Itself - BREAK the Cycle

Mark Divine | 5:38


 This is how our minds are conditioned to work. Okay. I'll walk through the loop and, and you'll see why this is the truth. So we are going through our typical day and we have things that trigger, we'll call these trigger events, things that trigger us. It could be, you know, walk into the office and your boss hit you up with, Hey, where's that proposal?

Or Did you get my email this morning? And you're like, well, you know, I haven't checked my email. That triggers something. It triggers either a mental process or an emotional reaction. Now it's important for me to establish that that thoughts and emotions are two sides of the same coin. A thought is a stored or an emotion is a stored a thought that's stored in the body, right?

It's, it's a meaning that was stored and it could have been stored a long time ago. And so a thought can trigger. But you can also have energy or some other stimulus like, um, you know, someone cutting you off on the road. It triggers the emotional response of fear, anxiety, maybe anger and rage, which then unleashes the thought pattern associated with that feeling.

Does that make sense? So it can go both ways, right? It's, it's like a spinning, you know, symbol that just, it doesn't matter which way it goes. Whatever the thought can trigger the emotion, the emotion can trigger the thought. The distance between them is almost minuscule, okay? But through training, we can open up a gap between them and begin to work with it.

Okay? So that's part of the breath. We'll come back to that. So we have a trigger event. The trigger event immediately goes through a filter, right? So the trigger event, we get cut off on the road. All information coming into our brain goes through what part of our brain who. The amygdala. Yeah. So it goes to the amygdala.

Amygdala is, you know, was part of our mammalian brain that is designed to protect us. So the amygdala, you know, consider this, it was, you know, our brain, the mammalian brain developed a couple hundred thousand years ago. Um, and one of the biggest things we had to do back then was to avoid threat.  like tigers and you know, other people throwing spears at us or find food or a mate.

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