If you have PTSD, Can you be happy?


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Knowing 22 vets commit suicide everyday from PTSD, happiness seems impossible.

 

All depends on where we place our attention. I wonder how many civilian suicides are caused by PTSD and depression. Depression will visit you often when you have PTSD.

 

If we dissociate, avoid and react to our hyper-vigilance we will suffer.

 

Terror not joy will be our companion.

 

My trauma was more hard-wired since it happened throughout my entire childhood, my brain (mind) had not developed.

 

Even with this resistant form of PTSD, I have found happiness in many things.

 

No life is not easy, I have times when my PTSD activates.

 

PTSD does not take away my happiness.  It does bring challenges and many thoughts to my doorstep.   I have learned thoughts are powerless, emotions are fleeting, transparent and ephemeral, from reading and mindfulness practice.

 

I know the shame that haunted me for so long is a mirage, an invention of traumas desire to control my being.  

 

 

 

PTSD is not an all-powerful disorder, something to fear and avoid.  It is finite and has weaknesses.

 

 

We have to move, take action, resist with incredible courage to beat PTSD. It is not easy.

 


So few take daily action, start an everyday practice with enthusiasm.

 

We need to sit alone with our trauma and face it, then let it pass on by.

 

A mind with inner peace does not need footprints in the snow, to venture out.

 

 

Make those fresh footsteps towards happiness today.
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2 responses to this post.

  1. I appreciate this post Marty 🙏

  2. Thank you

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