A Christmas Wish for you: Never give in, Never give up!



Lately, I have been struggling, old trauma resurfacing has impacted my life negatively.

At times it feels like there is no hope only darkness and suffering.

You have read desperate posts of suffering and hopelessness.

I can not hide my tough times, Ptsd will impact us the rest of our lives from time to time.

But that’s not the whole story.

I have not given up.

My effort to heal remains the same, I continue to search for that opening.

Do not give in, do not give up.

Some days that is my purpose.

If I was dependant on results, quitting would be much easier.

Sometimes, putting in the work, in the face of helplessness is all I need.

We have to find gratitude in our effort.

Recognize the difficulty that we face, revel in the ability to take action in the face of fear and anxiety.

I have sat many hours in silent meditation, alone with my mind, observing my trauma thoughts.

Giving up is easy, victimhood does not end well.

Know that taking daily action, resisting, fighting to improve holds pockets of joy and satisfaction.

Victimhood carries the known sufferings that we accept as our destiny.

Victimhood carries no hope.

Never giving up need not succeed to bring purpose and some satisfaction.



6 responses to this post.

  1. Merry Christmas! Grateful for the thought provoking posts and education you bring into my life. For so many years I have been following your blog, and every time I leave ENLIGHTENED. May you feel the blessings come back to you times infinity ♾ all 2022 long. Andrea 🎄❤️

  2. Thanks Andrea

    Follow yours also

    You impact many young minds

    Merry Christmas

  3. I say, the best Christmas present a child can receive is a healthy, properly functioning brain thus mind, hopefully for life.

    If survived, intense trauma from unhindered toxic abuse typically results in a helpless child’s brain improperly developing. If allowed to continue for a prolonged period, it can act as a starting point into a life in which the brain uncontrollably releases potentially damaging levels of inflammation-promoting stress hormones and chemicals, even in non-stressful daily routines. I consider it to be a form of non-physical-impact brain damage.

    The lasting emotional and/or psychological pain from such trauma is very formidable yet invisibly confined to inside one’s head. It’s like a discomforting anticipation of ‘the other shoe dropping’ and simultaneously being scared of how badly one will deal with the upsetting event, which usually never transpires. It is solitarily suffered, unlike an openly visible physical disability or condition, which tends to elicit sympathy/empathy from others. It can make every day a mental ordeal, unless the turmoil is treated with some form of medicating, either prescribed or illicit.

    Too many people will procreate regardless of their questionable ability to raise their children in a psychologically functional/healthy manner. I wonder how many instances there have been wherein immense long-term suffering by children of dysfunctional rearing might have been prevented had the parent(s) received, as high school students, some crucial child-development science education by way of mandatory curriculum? After all, dysfunctional and/or abusive parents, for example, may not have had the chance to be anything else due to their lack of such education and their own dysfunctional/abusive rearing as children. If nothing else, such curriculum could offer students an idea/clue as to whether they’re emotionally suited for the immense responsibility and strains of parenthood.

  4. The wellbeing of ALL children — and not just what other parents’ children might/will cost us as future criminals or costly cases of government care, etcetera — needs to be of real importance to us all, regardless of how well our own developing children are doing. A mentally sound future should be every child’s fundamental right — along with air, water, food and shelter — especially considering the very troubled world into which they never asked to enter.

  5. Very insightful

    It is a minefield

    Technologically we advance

    As humans we suffer more

  6. Every child should have safety, opportunity, food, shelter and love

    But look how we hate because if politics or race or religion

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