Perhaps in reading my blog, you are taking the first step in your journey toward healing. Perhaps you have been doing the work for years. Wherever you are in your healing process, I hope that my words will empower you, will inspire you to never give up, and to never lose hope. I want you to know that you are not alone in your struggles.
We have been victimized. But we can choose to no longer remain victims. We survivors might never fully release the pain and damage that was inflicted upon us. We might always walk with a limp. While this might be true, I believe that it is possible for us to live productive lives full of love, kindness, empathy, gentleness, and compassion (both for ourselves and others), strength, hope, and courage.
My journey has allowed me to discover inner resources and strengths that I didn’t know existed. Life, for me, is no longer something to endure, but to embrace. It is no longer filled with obstacles to overcome, but with opportunities and challenges that bring me closer to realizing my full potential as a spiritual being having a human experience.
I still get triggered. I still get brought to dark places. I am still challenged with personal issues. But I have learned to trust my intuition, to make healthier choices. I am learning to live in and for today, and to love and accept myself as I am at this moment. I have learned that my past doesn’t have to dictate my present or my future. I have learned how to thrive, not just survive.
The journey of healing is a process. It takes time. It takes patience. It takes courage. It takes never giving up no matter how painful things become or how hopeless things might seem. I assure you, things will get easier.
I wish you all the best on your journey toward self-love and healing.
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