GETTING OUT OF SUFFERING - PAIN, ENCOUNTER WITH PAIN AND RESISTANCE, AND LIBERATION
the mind creates limits without the body have sent a signal. These are acquired limitations that block our potential, like the hyenas in "The Lion King" chasing away scared little Simba; since then, he could not access his territory.
The body does not limit its actions; it is the mind that limits the actions of the body. It receives a signal from the body and transforms it into thought. For example, you run and consume energy. The body has less energy, and the mind creates the thought: "I need rest"; this is the process necessary for a healthy relationship between mind and body (Huberman).
In other cases, the mind creates limits without the body have sent a signal. These are acquired limitations that block our potential, like the hyenas in "The Lion King" chasing away scared little Simba; since then, he could not access his territory. For example, you decide to go for a run and don't go because your internal voice says you're too tired. This way, you haven't increased the physical level of stress that justifies the thought, "I'm tired". However, you don't go running. Often this depends on the attachment you have developed with your parents.
Secure attachment creates a healthy and balanced individual. Balanced parenting leads to a secure attachment. Conversely, when the child's development occurs within a disharmonious family nucleus, he manifests an insecure attachment. At the same time, insecure attachment manifests as an imbalance between the mind and the body. The world in which the individual interacts with himself and others always displays the same patterns throughout his life. Thus, security or insecurity is perpetuated unless an event transforms the acquired mental habits.
At this point, how do I increase my ability to exposure to stress and my resistance to it to change my mental patterns?
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Voluntary exposure to stressful situations increases our ability to resist all stressful situations not voluntarily decided. For example, suppose I take a cold shower in the morning and keep my breath calm and serene during the shower (voluntary exposure to stress) when the boss at work is an asshole. In that case, I will be able to remain calm and serene (involuntary exposure to stress). But the exciting thing is that if you expose yourself to a specific stressful situation, such as running, and resist the pressure caused by running, you build up your resistance to running and all other aspects of life (Peterson ). For example, the boss asshole.
That said, we improve when we encounter a challenge, and instead of giving up on it, we persist. We can improve and overcome a limit. We can grow in that space of pain, despair, fear and a longing to let go.
If, within that space, we conquer the terrain: the limiting impulses of the past, the negative thoughts, and the mental patterns that block our actions, the useless sensations, are removed. Our central self takes over the government as a king rules his kingdom. So "The Lion King" returns to darkness, drives out the hyenas, takes over the government and brings back the light.