Our desire is to feel alive


”Our greatest desire is to feel alive.
Meaninglessness, depression, and many other symptoms are reflections of our disconnection from our core vitality.

When we feel alive, we feel connected, and when we feel connected, we feel alive.
Although it brings mental clarity, aliveness is not primarily a mental state;
nor is it only sensory pleasure.
It is a state of energetic flow and coherency in all systems of the body, brain, and mind.
Human beings respond to shock and developmental/relational trauma by dissociating and disconnecting.
The result is a dimming down of the life force that leaves a person,
to varying degrees, exiled from life.

~ Healing Developmental Trauma: How Early Trauma Affects Self-Regulation, Self-Image, and the Capacity for Relationship by Laurence Heller Phd, Aline Psyd Lapierre.

 

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