There are so many ways that a human being can be wounded; physically, mentally, spiritually, morally, and emotionally. Often times we can be wounded in several of those departments all at the same time. It's the reason you get through one thing and think you are home-free. This is until the next thing comes up and you think you have that under control. This is then followed by the next thing that comes up.
It feels as if the process never ends.
Having PTSD is like never taking five minutes to step into the sunshine because you don't remember the sun still shines. We can get so lost in our own darkness that we've forgotten what's still "right" with us. We've forgotten that we have a choice to step into our own light, even if just for five minutes. We know that stress is cumulative, but so is goodness. If you remind yourself daily of something good that you've done or something good that's a part of your life, the light grows stronger. Be inspired to water your own soul with silence, so that your inner warrior can bloom and embrace the true spirit of what it means to persevere.
Your greatest battle begins with the battlefield of your own mind.
I am thankful to our heroes for the sacrifices they make for us to have the freedom to share our thoughts with one another in a state of safety. Always remember that you are our heroes, even on the days when you look in the mirror and can't seem to find the hero within yourselves. Meditation can be the journey you take within to reconnect with what is still right with you after experiencing stress and trauma. With daily practice, it has been shown to enhance a person's overall well-being.
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