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Fear of flying

on Wednesday, 11 October 2017. Posted in Media Updates

by cathyreisenwitz

Things got interesting as he brought me down. Tears began to well up. I felt ashamed, and embarrassed. I felt bewildered. I fought with it. What I felt as he took me down was vulnerable. First, physically vulnerable. But mentally, there’s something about putting yourself in a very physically, existentially vulnerable position, willingly allowing yourself to be tied up and hung, and then feeling it become safe. It’s a relief, but then. “This is a safe place to be physically vulnerable,” my body said to my brain without my awareness being informed. Then my emotions said “I will be vulnerable now here too,” before my ego woke up again. So then my ego fought with my emotions. “Why are you so weird. Don’t cry here in front of these people.” 

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