https://www.elazarbloom.com/wp-content/uploads/2020/11/davide-cantelli-H3giJcTw__w-unsplash-scaled.jpg 1708 2560 Rabbi Elazar Bloom, LMFT https://www.elazarbloom.com/wp-content/uploads/2018/03/logo-9-mar.png Rabbi Elazar Bloom, LMFT2020-11-25 21:21:252020-11-25 21:21:25Traumas of Pain and Pleasure
Traumas of pain and pleasure
Negative Trauma = Experiences that overwhelm one’s system with PAIN. They cannot be processed as they happen and are therefore held down as condensed pockets of pain to be AVOIDED at all cost.
Positive trauma = Experiences that overwhelm one’s system with PLEASURE and are therefore held in constant awareness and CRAVED at all cost.
Perhaps our psyches are built around the extremes of these experiences and our lives are therefore defined by them (avoiding and craving)
Is there a space within us that is deep enough to contain and consciously relate to both of these extremes so that they do not hijack our lives?
Yes. That space is who you truly are. It is God within you.