"....You are more than what happened to you."
This is often hard to grasp..so often we fixate our identities with what we have gone through whether good or bad.
The issue in relying solely on this fact as an actual identifier is that these moments are never lasting.
Often, in moments of Trauma we have a natural tendency to relive that moment even after time passes. Doctors and psychologists call this post tamatic stress disorder or PTSD.
Sounds, smells, literally any one of your senses can be triggered to make you feel like you're reliving that experience.
Many people find outlets with coping with trauma(emotional, mental, or physical)
For me, prayer, and something I call "peace-practices"
Peace practices include writing, dance, prayer, being by water (beach runs are my favorite!!)
In these moments of peace practices I did for what worked in the moment, in order to heal from a "moment" i Had to make new ones that validated my feelings while not allowing them to control me!
It's not so much about getting over The fact that It happenned...no one can change that. We can't rewind The clock And do It all over again.
Someone once told me "...What happenned to you was very real. The pain, The embaressment, Shame And hurt are all very real...but YOU are NOT rape as real as that pain is; you are not "It". He took advantage Of your Body but do not succumb to The idea that he took advantage Of your spirit."
And with that...let's remind ourselves that what we go through in life is not ALL that we are. Letting go Of that Notion Will leave Room for you to experience who you Really are because Of moments that were meant to destroy you but only made you stronger.
You are More....
Let's heal together.
Write something about yourself. No need to be fancy, just an overview.