Neurotic character interferes with your perception of emotions. It makes it hard to know what is healthy and what is not. You may think your problem is other people, but your primary problem is probably your own character. Through your character, you adopt an unconscious, repetitive way of acting that blocks your true nature. Other people see your character more easily than you do.
Character is like a mask that entangles you in a yoke of bondage. And it’s stuck on.
Finding what’s underneath your mask is the truth that sets you free. Of course, your character is not all harmful. It serves a limited purpose. It helps you get along in some circumstances, but it gets in the way of your enjoying your life. Your character limits your work, love, and learning.
Moment by moment, your body expresses emotional shifts. These are far more detailed than what people call “body language.” Some are extremely subtle. This is the wordless, biological language of living emotional expression. A specially trained therapist reads these signs that are normally overlooked. These are the indications of where you block yourself from the full experience of life.
Your therapist helps you use this living data in the moment to untangle your destructive emotions and attitudes. Feedback from your therapist gives you the chance to clear up whatever is blocking your natural health. People’s problems are not just habits. Therapy can be deeply biological and not just “in your head.”
Suffering is the norm for humans. We all have armoring within us. Everyone has some emotions they’re afraid of. Everyone is armored against knowing, feeling or expressing what goes on inside them. Armor defends you against anxiety. Armor also fends off thoughts, awareness, feelings, and even physical sensations, including the more intense experiences of sexuality.