Post Traumatic Stress Syndrome – Everyone Has It – by Roy Masters – part 1

Published September 3, 2019

Post Traumatic Stress Syndrome – Everyone Has It

by Roy Masters

This is a shared posting.  Part 1 of 3

“I don’t understand why my knees are not getting any better,” my hairdresser remarked as she cut my hair. I told her once more, what I have said a thousand times before. “Kathleen, you are a very stubborn lady, you have two problems that give rise to all the others. The first problem is you get upset too easily. The second one is that you get mad with all the difficulties that arise from being upset — a vicious cycle.” This time she had hurt her knee in a fall, and for some reason it did not heal as it should have. Hairdressers have to stand on their feet all day, and since it was a threat to her livelihood, she did what she had always done with her problems since childhood — resent it. Patiently I reiterated my advice.

A couple of weeks later, while taking a little extra time to brush my hair with appreciation, she said; ” I see now what I have been doing wrong all my life. Anger and frustration made me feel inferior, unworthy and that is what has kept me from getting ahead in my work”. Her knee got better within a few days of realizing how angry she had been towards both the pain and the threat of not being able to make a living.

A simple formula can easily explain and remedy most every difficulty. Any form of resentment towards adversary and adversity alike inserts a program reinforced by environment as well as your own futile internal struggle. Under duress, we literally hand over the emotional machinery of our lives to others, compounding every dilemma with frustration, which is another name for resentment. Once you grasp the significance of this concept, the solution is not far off.

You have heard a microphone feedback from its speaker, amplifying the volume into a high-pitched screech. In similar manner, the angry struggle with implanted impulses, thoughts and feelings, does something similar inside your head.

If this were so, one would be wise to begin the battle for your mind by remedying those emotionally charged images. To the degree that you succeed in this, the resultant ascendancy over your mind and body will diminish the vicious cycle of obedience to your oppressors. Discovering this simple reality is the main road to hope.

A character flaw, (pride) allows the stress (impatience, anger and resentment) to get inside your head. Struggling with that is lethal.

Most self-destructive mind/body reverberations begin with a causive event. There ought to be a name for making oneself ill this way. Unfortunately, medicine is yet to discover, let alone completely understand, the subtle mysteries of this biofeedback type of syndrome. Overreacting with resentment is the key factor that is responsible for inducing thousands of different behaviors. Science labels the various forms of suffering from the same stress cause, into different psychological and psychosomatic categories and cures. Nevertheless, as you will see, there is just one basic cause and cure for most every emotionally induced symptom.

Because the pressures of life tend to be hypnotic to humans, any good hypnotist worth his salt can mimic most psychosomatic disorders. Despotic individuals know that prolonged duress induces strong emotions, which guarantees loyalties that will always answer slavishly to any familiar presence.

A soul’ s loyalty to persons, places and things is established post hypnotically by shock. There is no escape; struggle is useless, the equivalent to sinking in a swamp. Even though those responsible for such conditioned sensitivities may be dead, the spiritual and emotional allegiance passes on to others.

Whenever you hear and see events of tragedy on television, you might notice the term post-traumatic stress syndrome mentioned, along with the need for what they call grief counselors (a fat lot they can do). There is usually talk about why some are able to take stress in their stride, while others remain troubled. For most people, stress management means burying it, compensating for a secret failure to deal with life with an outward veneer of pleasantry. Emotionally denied reality, gradually become subconscious cesspools of rage. At some point, the unconscious spills over, sets aside conscious repression, resulting in broken marriages at best, drugs, alcohol, violence and disease at worst. Treating the symptoms is like compressing the air in a party balloon; symptoms simply bulge out in other places.

Continued in Part 2    Part 2

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