Our brain tells the story. It has been molded since youth to protect, yet what was learned then may be inhibiting us now and can materialize as avoidance, anxiety, or dread. Perhaps complicating our home and work life.
An attachment pattern is established in early childhood and continues to function as a working model for relationships in adulthood. The need for connection and safety never wanes, yet can be inhibited by poorly formed early attachment patterns.
Mindfulness practices (there are many) promote awareness of core emotions, woven into our neurobiology, that may lead to reactive behaviors creating a distance between those we seek to be closer to, and the overall life we wish to lead.