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  •  Awakening the Tiger (7+ / 0-)

    is a book about overcoming trauma.  

    It talks about being in situations in which you have no control, and becoming like a deer in the headlights.  Frozen.

    When we are attacked there are actually 3 responses:  flight, fight and freeze.

    Watching or re-watching clips of this horror could potentially keep many frozen and under control of those who would use the situation to their own end.  

    On a side note:  when I was a kid there was a terrible fire in a high rise (hotel, I think) in which many people jumped to their deaths rather than burn.  I think it happened in Brazil or Argentina.  To this day I will not stay in a hotel unless I am guaranteed a room on the first two floors.  When I got married in '74, I changed our whole honeymoon in order to accommodate this fear.  Sounds silly, but I was and still am still 'frozen,' in this regard.  

    Fear is a powerful force/emotion.

    I fall down, I get up, I keep dancing.

    by DamselleFly on Mon Sep 05, 2011 at 04:40:33 PM PDT

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