Tuesday, April 02, 2019
I have been reading a lot recently about trauma, and forgiveness. Trauma is a bad thing that overwhelms our ability to cope, and it tends to lock people into behaviours that interfere with life and enjoyment. I know the stoics and Nietzsche thought that life was all about suffering, but I find Joy much more fun. Identifying trauma, talking about it, owning it, and moving past it unlocks us from it's grip. Forgiving frees us from the burden of hurt.
We all have things, large or small that hold parts of us hostage. If we work to identify them, own them, forgive them, and move on, we unlock ourselves from our pasts.
Have you made a list of what is holding you hostage?