For those of us that have done damage to our nervous system through trauma, stress, or illness, our body will be in a chronic state of fight-or-flight. In this state, the world will seem unsafe, and we will have a general feeling of uneasiness. Our minds will overthink, and we will ruminate about problems from the past and problems that haven’t happened yet.
When our body is in fight-or-flight, the nervous system behaves as though there is physical danger in the environment.
If you truly are in danger, the last thing your body wants to do is close your eyes – because you won’t see the threats coming your way. Therefore the nervous system does all it can do to encourage you to open your eyes.
Your mind will start racing, you will think about all the “threats” in your environment. Since there aren’t any immediate physical threats, your brain will scan for threats to your income, your self-worth, your ego, or your image.
You will think about bills, problems that might happen in the future, and everything that’s left on your to-do list!
You’ll ruminate over current relationships, past relationships, and you’ll remember every bad thing that’s happened to you in the past.
This “noise” will feel overwhelming to many of us, and the most common answer to a frantic mind is, “my mind is too busy to meditate, so I’m going to give up”.
The good news is, even without Supercharged Meditation, most people will be able to calm their nervous systems down with several weeks of daily mindfulness meditation practice. They need to persevere through the uncomfortable stage.
The even better news is that with Supercharged Meditation, the nervous system calms down in less than 11 minutes. This means we can accelerate the learning and healing process, diving straight into an extended meditation.