I was talking with a friend yesterday about my theory on how we cope with trauma by separating from our bodies and putting space between the observing us and the embodied us experiencing the trauma over there. And how, if this is not shaken out at the time, this frightening experience, this frightening thing over there, gets forgotten, get’s negated. It gets contained within a no-thing … a black hole within ourselves. A black hole that we are afraid of. A black hole that we distract ourselves from or fill up with anxieties and addictions. A black hole that contains a part of us … stuck in time.
My friend asked me if I had ever heard of Alan Watts and suggested I check him out on YouTube. I have just done so and I’m very impressed with what I found: