Fight or Flight Threat Response
Every time we feel threatened (threat is the fundamental definition of stress) our first instinct is to “fight or flight“.
This perpetual “fight or flight” response loop eventually creates a host of secondary problems, above and beyond, the original stressor.
It does not matter how we attempt to “control” a stressful situation – physically, verbally, or by running away from it.
Eventually, a repetitive “fight or flight” response cycle takes a significant toll on our bodies.
Is There a Better Way?
Be Gentle With Yourself
Tune into Your Body. Your Breath. This Moment in Time.
Choose Courage over Fear
- FEAR -> Forget Everything And Run
- FEAR -> Face Everything And Rise
The acronym Face Everything And Rise reminds us that the many strengths within us will always be greater than the perceived threats and stress outside us.
The key is to first discover and then embrace each and every one of our divine gifts. Within us. And all around us.
Stand Your Sacred Ground
The mantra Stand Your Sacred Ground inspires us to stand still, take a deep breath, and trust that being yourself is enough.
No Fight. No Flight. No Fear.
Simply holding your ground is enough.
Courage is grace under pressure.Ernest Hemingway