“Here is a test to find whether your mission on earth is finished: If you’re alive, it isn’t.”
“Often it isn’t the initiating trauma that creates seemingly insurmountable pain, but the lack of support after.”
“Even in times of trauma, we try to maintain a sense of normality until we no longer can. That, my friends, is called surviving. Not healing. We never become whole again … we are survivors. If you are here today… you are a survivor. But those of us who have made it thru hell and are still standing? We bare a different name: warriors.”
“Part of the process in healing from trauma, like recovering from addiction, is developing connection and support with others.
“Trauma is hell on earth. Trauma resolved is a gift from the gods.”
“P.T.S.D. doesn’t make you weak. It makes you a survivor.”
“Healing hurts. If you break your leg, there is no stage in the healing process when your leg feels better than it does after it has healed. There is pain and itching and loss of strength. From the moment your leg is broken, it continues to feel bad … until, gradually, it starts to feel less bad. It’s appropriate that it hurts.”
“I keep moving ahead, as always, knowing deep down inside that I am a good person and that I am worthy of a good life.”
“It is more like carrying something really heavy, forever. You do not get to put it down: you have to carry it, and so you carry it the way you need to, however it fits best.”
“We cannot heal until we move fully through that trauma, including all the feelings of the event.”
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