“It feels like I’m losing this battle once again. The thunder is roaring and my eyes are holding back the rain.” -Amina Mehmood
Ah, Lionhearts, this is why I post – because I know and I have witnessed how hard it can be to keep going, to keep fighting, to keep hoping when the pain just won’t stop.
It is heartbreaking to me that we have powerful, transformative treatment – that can REALLY heal trauma – yet so many don’t realize it exists.
And some, who carry the labels of depressed or anxious or borderline personality disorder, etc. – don’t realize this could be an option for them because they don’t see that trauma lies at the root, at the heart, of their struggles.
Sometimes these experiences are the abuse, neglect, blood, or fire that we classically define as trauma – but so often it is smaller adverse events that left a mark – or it is trauma of omission caused by the absence of nurture, protection, guidance, stability that left a gaping hole.
And holding in this pain – holding back the tears – is unsustainable. That battle, Lionhearts, is too much for anyone.