Tuesday, May 17, 2022

PTSD is a Spiritual Disease

Hitler was an abused child. Stalin. Putin. Child abuse causes PTSD.

PTSD leaves the victim permanently angry
PTSD leaves some victims in extreme desire for power and control
PTSD destroys human empathy and trust
PTSD victims believe the world owes them a living
PTSD victims believe they are never wrong

Sound familiar?

Read, "People of the Lie" by Scott Peck for a shrink's evaluation of PTSD cases.

The chief problem of people with PTSD is the continuous anger. P. D. Ouspensky in his book The Fourth Way – pdf has a method for getting rid of PTSD. It works. I used it on myself. The main rules are simple.

1. Do not identify
2. Do not consider
3. Do not tell lies
4. Do not express negative emotions

Read the book to find out the meaning of the first two items. The third item corresponds to "People of the Lie". And the fourth item? People who are continuously angry are full of negative emotions. Not expressing them reduces their effect. And also in time reduces the desire for expressing them.

This all assumes you are paying attention. And that is another effect of PTSD. You don't pay attention. Because if you did you couldn't like yourself (hurting people that do not desrve it is not a self esteem builder). Thus the only way to continue the anger is not pay attention to the results. You have to be indifferent to the people you hurt.

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