“Trauma is about thwarted instincts. Instincts, by definition, are always in the present. When we allow them their rightful domain, we surrender to the ‘eternal now.’ With the full presence of mind and body, we can gain access to the source of our own energy and enthusiasm.
“As we resolve our traumas, we discover missing parts of our beings, those that make us feel whole and complete. Our instincts house the simple but vital knowledge that ‘I am I’ and ‘I am here.’ Without this sense of belonging in the world, we are lost, disconnected from life. If we learn how to surrender to our inborn knowledge, it can lead us on a healing journey that will bring us face to face with our natural spirituality, our God-given connection to life.” —Peter Levine
I feel that this is starting to happen for me.
In some ways, I’m starting to feel more alive than I have in many years. More myself, more centered and calm than probably ever before.
After all the sadness and regret at my pain, and the grief over the loss of “what could have been,” I am finding that there is still much left that remains.
One thing I’m finding strength in is knowing how resilient I am.
I had always bought into other people’s perception that I was weak, “too sensitive,” incapable and insufficient on my own.
Now I see how different the truth is.
I am strong.
I have been through so much, yet here I am—I survived.