The amygdala in the emotional center sees and hears everything that occurs to us instantaneously and is the trigger point for the fight or flight response.
The relaxation response is a physical state of deep rest that changes the physical and emotional responses to stress... and the opposite of the fight or flight response.
We suffered a terrible blow on 11 September 2001. We responded with fear and anger. A fight-or-flight response is adaptive in any species. For us, given our power, fight was the only response we could imagine.
Dance releases energy mobilized by the fight-or-flight stress response that was otherwise restrained.
A loud noise will get your fight-or-flight response going. This, over the years, can cause real cardiovascular damage.
Fight to the last gasp.
What other people may find in poetry or art museums, I find in the flight of a good drive.
Between stimulus and response there is a space. In that space is our power to choose our response. In our response lies our growth and our freedom.
Viktor E. Frankl