Healing Thought of the Week: Envision Yourself More Than a Survivor

One of the meanings I came away from my trauma with was: “If something like this happens again, I’d better be ready for it!”

That meant that I was constantly testing myself and my body, doing self-destructive things just to see if I and my body could withstand them. I thought to myself,

Each time I prove I still have the strength to survive, I prove the fact of myself to myself. I draw out and define an identity I can actually envision.

(To read more from my trauma recovery memoir, click here to download an excerpt.)

Without constant trauma I couldn’t even see myself! How do you see yourself? Can you see the whole person, the one who’s so much more than a survivor?

You have enormous healing potential. The goal is learning to access it.

Dig deep. You can do this. I believe in you!

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