Suffering to Bliss: Transforming Trauma to Grit

I’m on this path. I’ve experienced this bliss. I know it’s possible…

When adversities from the past are emotionally unresolved, they remain with us, emerging as what we now call ‘trauma.’ When we heal these wounds, we remove the emotional charge from the associated people and events.  Without the emotional charge, the experience is simply a learning opportunity that cultivates depth, insight, and wisdom.  

Like a storm encourages deeper tree roots, when on a healing path, so too do past adversities encourage a more resilient constitution on the other side. Healing is the redemptive path, the re-writing of an old (and often painful) story from a place of genuine abundance.
 
Those of us who have spent a lifetime carrying around heavy emotional loads (trauma) experience great bliss when we develop the choice to lay it down (a product of healing).  This bliss carries us through the minor annoyances of life. It is the gift awaiting those who’ve spent a lifetime carrying a heavy load. This experience is so powerful that without any efforting at all, it accelerates the healing of others who continue to suffer beneath the weight of past adversities, and to a more conscious and compassionate human race. 
 
Let’s help each other put the loads down.  It serves everyone and it’s well worth the journey.

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