mix of sadness and fear sounds to me extremely paralyzing like a baby being smothered
I experience it this way yea, but am breaking free of the freeze through curiosity during the event and structure and boundaries the rest of the time (ideally).
I wonder if this an implicit feeling and hard to articulate for you so the emotions are mixed in symbolic way but organically were different in your body.
Interesting insight. “Implicit feeling... hard to articulate...emotions mixed symbolically but different in the body”... I’ll have to let that settle to understand, but it sounds like the right path.
Thank you for your insight @grit—your poetic way of speaking sparks my curiosity and soothes my worry.