PTSD Healing Thought of the Week: What You Do Makes a Difference

For a long time in my recovery I just sort of slogged through the muck. I saw slight changes, I became more functional, I was able to go back to work, I could stand being out in the world, but I didn’t find freedom. There were times I thought,“Oh,what’s the use?!

“You know what I learned? We can’t always see the use. Often, we don’t get to see the use of what we’ve done until the end and it all accumulates and culminates in what we call ‘recovery’.William James said,

Act as if what you do makes a difference. It does.

Until you can look back and see the difference – don’t care about it! Do as James suggests: Act as if everything you do in your PTSD healing makes a difference because he’s right, you know, on some level you may not even fathom, it does.

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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