It’s in the past. I don’t want to dwell in the past. I have to move forward.
These are great sentiments. Living in the moment is very healthy. But do search your body to see if another part of your brain is stuck in the past.
If you’ve had difficulties ‘attaching’ to your mother, or if you mother was distant, or damaged from past traumas, this could be stuck in your limbic system.
Do a body scan once a day. Daily Program. 5 minutes.
Notice – Notice do I fidget a lot – fidgeting or not being able to sit still is like the steam whistling when the water is boiling in a kettle. It is your body’s way to tell you that your are uncomfortable.
I believe we have 3 brains. The thinking part of the brain – Cortex. That’s the part that tells you nothing is wrong. I’m fine. Leave it alone.
The limbic system is the part damaged in trauma. That damage causes inflammation, over-reactions to food, or toxins. Around menopause time inflammation can cause heart attacks – even strokes. Or high blood pressure or diabetes.
The third part of the brain is the celiac plexus in your gut. You can get colitis, irritable bowel syndrome, constipation, diarrhoea, bloating, abdominal pain.
Each of us has a body part or parts that respond differently to stress. I used to be a snot factory, my sinuses poring out disgusting green secretions. Others have fibromyalgia or other problems. Stress switches on the genes that causes these diseases. The more stress, the more likely the disease acts up.
All the more reason to use the body to Calm Down.