Love is a Drug, it is said, and reality supports this aphorism. Our body’s chemistry can often hijack the rational part of our brain and reduce us to a state of emotional chaos. At some point everyone acts in a way outside their normal, intelligent behaviour, the reason why needs some explaining. Various external triggers can take us into the subcortical or more primitive brain resulting in conduct which bares strong similarities to drug or gambling addicts.
This short series of posts illustrates the pernicious effects of two aspects of relating which can trigger such states and offers concise explanations why. As with many damaging behavioural patterns the first step towards healing is awareness and knowledge allowing us to generate the resolve to draw on our inner strength to reclaim our authentic self and fight the demons which strive to take us down.