Reflecting on Turning Sixty

Since the traumatic experiences of childhood have been integrated, my life has changed greatly. I used to feel unworthy and was in a cycle of trying to fix my character flaws. I avoided any vulnerability. Being vulnerable involved feeling things like guilt and shame. Not fun.

Now, I feel as if my future landscape has bare spots that are left by the sludge of a lifetime of trauma. But those bare spots are not going to stay that way. I can imprint wonderful images on them.

Challenges are understood to be of the human experience. I don’t have to dread them.  I am only responsible for being present and trying my best. I can have happiness in my life now.

One response to this post.

  1. Posted by Anonymous on October 17, 2011 at 10:52 pm

    Hope you have found the peace and happiness you have been searching for. Wishing you a very Happy Birthday.
    Love,
    Brooke

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