Afraid to enter my mind palace.

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#1 11 September, 2018 - 14:18
Joined: 7 months 1 week ago

Afraid to enter my mind palace.

Does anyone else have this problem? Whenever I enter my mind palace, it becomes extremely vivid and I feel as if someone is behind me. This makes it difficult to create or retrieve memories. Any insight you can give me would be appreciated.

12 September, 2018 - 16:48
Joined: 4 years 1 month ago

I haven't experienced that. Is it anything like what is described in this post?

13 September, 2018 - 19:06
Joined: 7 months 1 week ago

A bit. But it's not myself that stands behind me.

14 September, 2018 - 10:19
Joined: 3 years 6 months ago

Wow, now that's surprising.Tips:
1. Go to images of when you were happy and with people you were happy with, a celebration, a nice discussion, try to relieve it.
2. The images are yours to control, so have a scene where someone isn't behind you, behind a door, wall, etc.
3. Let someone else other than you be in the palace, let the person be strong, confident and fearless. Someone like lightning from FFXIII, what happens when the person is there(Just thinking about it, there's about to be a boss fight:), for me at least)
4. Be there with someone you like, not necessarily in a romantic way, like a trustworthy friend, or your favorite fictional character. Also, if one is too small, have as many as you like. Or even come with an army.
5. My favorite, make a story out of it, maybe you were scared, so you wrote a letter to the hero association(One Punch Man), so they send and S-Class Hero to go investigate. Genos will be my choice.

Remember that everything is in your head, but you're mind doesn't know that, try to exert control in what happens. Maybe the person behind is a 4 year old trying to prank you, your choice. If you do try any of them, let me know, I'll really like to know how it goes, it actually sounds cool to me(remember no. 5:)).

28 September, 2018 - 21:04
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Joined: 9 months 1 week ago

Try practicing 2-3 times per day on replacing it with other feeling like safety, wind on your back,etc. Me and a friend do something like that to replace unproductive thoughts and feelings and it works great.

Other option is to imagine something like a force field or shield, or imagine you turned and there was a normal guy behind you, ask him to leave and watch him going away.

Some months ago I was walking palace corridors and I met a man that I did not place there, I talked with him and it was a very interesting chat.