Wednesday, April 1, 2009

Re-sensitization Stage 1

Wake up!

This first step in re-sensitization sounds simply enough, doesn’t it? After all, we do this ever day of our lives. We open our eyes, rise from our beds and slumber, and go about our daily activities.

But what if we don’t want to wake up? What if we want to stay in the world of dreams and ignore the real world? It s not so easy to open the eyes then, is it? We want nothing more than to hit the snooze button on the alarm and roll over to go back to sleep.

That is the problem desensitization creates and why this first step is vital to the process of re-sensitization. Desensitization constructs an illusion so appealing that when an alarm goes off in our head and heart telling us something isn’t right, we want nothing more than to silence the alarm and continue the illusion.

But alarms ring for a reason. They tell us that danger is near, whether it is the danger of a storm, of a fire’s smoke, or of simply oversleeping.

So pay attention and wake up! For we cannot do anything about the illusion of desensitization until we open our eyes to the truth, acknowledging that a problem exists.

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