The Body Keeps the Score

“One of the clearest lessons from contemporary neuroscience is that our sense of ourselves is anchored in a vital connections with our bodies. We do not truly know ourselves unless we can feel and interpret our physical sensations we need to register and act on these sensation to navigate safely through life. While numbing (or compensatory sensations seeking) may make life tolerable, the price you pay is that you lose awareness of what is going on inside your body and, with that, the sense of being fully, sensually alive.”

– The Body Keeps The Score, Bessel van der Kolk, M.D.