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False Demons

Our amygdala is masterful at creating imagery that imbued with vivid emotional charge.  In fact, it’s expert in the ones relating to fear and survival.  Our hippocampus likes to store these charged stories and reference them easily when a current situation only vaguely resembles a previous threatening one.  We trigger often at the memory of a past event, or the fear of a future event.  We mobilize and go into fight-or-flight mode.  We waste precious energy battling demons that don’t really exist in the here-and-now.  What false demons are you battling today?

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