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Instinct and Reasoning | Care2 Healthy Living

Instinct and Reasoning | Care2 Healthy Living

I recall feeling very peaceful one morning, driving off to run some errands. I had my coffee with me, a good start to the day, and was feeling very loving towards everything and everyone. Then some sucker in a BMW cut me off. Road rage raised its ugly head. I felt my teeth grinding and my heart thumping away in my chest and throat, accompanied by thoughts of how I could avenge myself for this dastardly deed on the part of this no doubt less intelligent and less sensitive driver. Where did that peaceful feeling go? Got sidestepped by my reaction. My instinct, whose intention and mission is very simple, went into action. It’s mission: Keep Steven Alive. This very foundational animal aspect took care of me by shooting adrenalin and cortisol through my body, readying myself to freeze, fight, or flee. Although there certainly was potential for some sort of accident, nobody was ...

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