There are far too many operating on autopilot following the crowd of beliefs, opinion and ways of looking at their own health. Original thought and discovery has for the most part exited the building. Understanding that we make choices is like a foreign concept.
Yes, people give lip service to these things and then they follow it with a "but" this won't work for me. Many want to claim they are all knowing and are doing the most they can do, BUT they include the reasons and excuses that it won't work for them.
We are all entitled to our reasons and/or excuses of what works in our life and what doesn't. I'm not suggesting that whatever reasons we have are invalid or inappropriate. They may actually have a good basis for existence. Unfortunately, the reasons become more who we are, rather than who we truly are.
I proved them wrong...
If I would have listened to the doctors years ago, I would have never recovered from Conversion Disorder, walked again and held a job again. The doctors were reacting from my situation at that point and drawing upon their medical knowledge in the moment, but I proved them wrong. I was not about to stay down in life.
There have been many times throughout my healing that I felt like I would never make it. The odds were too great and the struggles were too difficult. If I would have made the choice to just feel like I couldn't go on or find another way, I would not have made it this far. I could have done that, but it was a choice that I had to make.
Some might tell me, "you don't understand" or "you're special" or you are different than everyone else. I've heard many of those reasons of why I made it and others could not. Yet, I was in those same shoes, doubting and wondering if I could make it.
Believe beyond myself...
It required me to believe beyond myself and keep moving forward even when I could not see what was lying ahead. It required me to let go of all that I thought I knew and believed and felt was fact in my life, to see what else I was missing. It required me to go in and not accept the condition I was in, so that I could find the way forward.
Is this easy to do? No, it is not! It takes a lot of determination and courage and strength. It takes someone never giving up even when the odds are stacked against them. It takes seeing outside of what you think you know to be true that is beyond the blinders we all wear.
The choice is up to you in what you do with life. Sure, some of us are going to stay where we are no matter what. That is our choice. Some of us will try to go into healing and find how difficult it is and stop for an extended rest. Some of us will shed the shackles were bound with and through determination not stop until we find greater peace in our life.
In my view, healing from atrocities sucks! I wish no one had to go through anything, but to this day, the only way I've found to conquer it is by healing through it. I've learned that I have to muster up all the strength I can and fight through it as I discover things I never knew existed.
What we do with our mind and body is our choice. Just don't let that choice define your entire existence. Go beyond it and see what is possible - what is healthy - what is freedom and peace. Go into the darkness of the unknown so you can find the light of all that there is.
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