60 Second of Sunshine — One thought delivered in 60 seconds.

60 Second of Sunshine — One thought delivered in 60 seconds.

My PTSD manifests in many ways.

One significant way is with an over active amygdala. My “Monkey Mind” is in a constant state of fight or flight.

In an effort to find the state of calmness and healing I felt I so desperately needed, I opted to try meditation.

Every day, I would sit in stillness and say…

“Everything is okay, just sit here for 60 seconds. No more, just 60 seconds.”

I would repeat it over, and over, and over until the 60 seconds had passed.

Then, I would do it again the next day.

And the next.

That was a few years ago.

Things have changed a bit as far as my ability to sit in stillness, but the one thing that hasn’t changed is the fact that every day, as I find that quiet place inside myself, I say…

“Everything is okay, just sit here for 60 seconds. No more, just 60 seconds.”

I can stay in stillness for a very long time now, but there is something very safe and comforting about knowing I only HAVE to for 60 seconds.

I have also learned to manage my PTSD and settle my “Monkey Mind” by taking one of the ten million thoughts I have throughout the day, and offering my complete focused attention to it.

To step back and allow my mind to see a thought from all angles and various perspectives without attachment expectations or judgments.

To simply view one thought for what it is…one thought.

My PTSD brain gets overwhelmed, over stimulated and fuzzy quite easily.

My posts are often written in short sentences with extra line spacing as it is easier for me to process the information in this format allowing my brain to not be bombarded with too much information at one time causing the words to become blurry and all meaning lost.

Add all that together, and the idea for 60 Second of Sunshine was created —

One thought delivered in 60 seconds.

My hope is that my one thought will spark a thought in another, and another, and another.

And through our shared thoughts, we just might change the world.

Welcome to 60 Seconds of Sunshine!

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