I received the quote below in an inspirational email from the best trauma therapist in the world… at least she is that to me!
These words spoke to me. The old me, before discovery, would have wanted to solve all my problems with practical thoughts and mature words. But the new, traumatized and healing me learned how to feel, deep in my heart, without breaking. The new me knows it’s okay to weep for what I’ve lost while still being grateful for what I have gained.
LIVE YOUR WOUNDS
You have been wounded in many ways. The more you open yourself to being healed, the more you will discover how deep your wounds are. . . . The great challenge is living your wounds through instead of thinking them through. It is better to cry than to worry, better to feel your wounds deeply than to understand them, better to let them enter into your silence than to talk about them. The choice you face constantly is whether you are taking your hurts to your head or to your heart. In your head you can analyze them, find their causes and consequences, and coin words to speak and write about them. But no final healing is likely to come from that source. You need to let your wounds go down to your heart. Then you can live through them and discover that they will not destroy you. Your heart is greater than your wounds.
We leave on a road trip tomorrow morning, Blue Eyes’ 57th birthday. We travel through Utah, New Mexico, and Arizona. Beautiful pictures to follow.
Peace my friends. ❤️