Yes, the Center Space is key. In my life I have made rash decisions while in emotional mind. The opposite is reasonable mind, which is too logical. And I think that we all must strive for the combination, wise mind.

I have experienced trauma yet didn't admit that I truly needed therapy. As others have written, there is power in sharing your story with people who have had similar experiences (or with an empathetic therapist).

But I was in denial, so my suppressed feelings then burst out with much more intensity. There is an astute Buddhist saying: "Three things cannot remain long hidden; the sun, the moon, and the truth."

Another expression that resonates with me: "What are the three hardest words in the English language for a man to say? The answer is not I love you. It's I need help!"

Barry Hantman

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