As you don't have the faculty of reason and logic, you don't see any other alternative than to fight back desperately and blindly. Even when escape is an option, you will be blinded to it by your Monkey Brain.
The situation is compounded by the fact there is not one Monkey Brain at play but two.
You are affected by fear and your attacker is consumed with rage.
Two Monkey Brains at war, the result is not good. For you.
There is a reason why you cannot talk your way out of trouble.
You cannot reason with a Monkey Brain.
The most intelligent decision you can make in a physical confrontation is to engage your Lizard Brain and start walking away; if it is an option.
Controlling Your Monkey Brain
The secret to controlling fear is to control your Monkey Brain.
The best way to control your Monkey Brain is with this breathing exercise.
Breathe in for a count of 8, hold for 8 and breathe out for 10.
This kills two birds with one stone.
- Buys you the time for your Human Brain to regain control.
- Supercharges all your cells with oxygen to get you mentally and physically ready for extreme action.
Focus on the things you can win
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