survival mode - quotes and descriptions to inspire creative writing
It's challenging in personal relationships when one or both partners is triggered into survival mode. It makes empathy and trust challenging. It can cause partners to question the reliability of the love of the other. The best you can do is be aware of when you are in survival mode, tell your partner that you've been triggered, and have a plan in place between you for these situations - because they are inevitable after childhoods of great suffering.
SURVIVAL MODE CRUSH (hip hop/rap lyric)
Survival mode, societal cancer node, spreadin' hate, fear's gate, captive-bullet cow, we terminal now, need a flight, second sight, the lie of the land, stranglin' hand, catacomb soil, soul 'n' blood boil, simple needs met, simple peace get, love blush, survival mode crush, everyone shake, heads awake, humble heart, brand new start.
When I'm feeling triggered the world and everyone it is behind fifty feet of glass. Loving bonds become inaccessible. In this mode I have to take great care not to damage bonds of love, the relationships and people who are everything to my heart and soul. For in time the glass disappears and my love returns. I wish I could stop the triggering, but if I feel unprotected or left to fend for myself it returns - it is survival mode, cold and indifferent. Yet even in these times I am cognisant of my morality. I still make good choices. I can still imagine what the better version of me would want me to do and then carry that out. I can't undo the trauma I've been through, but I can adapt and overcome.