Emotional Warriors

I believe that those who suffer from emotional abuse or trauma, will find healing to be a lifelong process. There will be better days and worse days, with hopes that the ratio of good to bad gets better as time goes on. On those worse days, I find it helpful to think of myself as an “Emotional Warrior.” A warrior faces overwhelming fears to battle an enemy that seeks to destroy. It takes all the warrior has to give in effort and concentration and hope to stay engaged in the battle. It would be far easier to lay down and give up, but that is the very hallmark of a warrior—they never give up. So when the enemy is threatening, when that familiar dark cloud darkens your soul, reach for the weapons you have created, and FIGHT. I have found such battles to be passing. When the battle is done, be sure to take some time to dress your wounds and rest, recharge your weaponry, and replenish your supplies. There almost certainly will be another battle coming.

How about the rest of you emotional warriors out there? What suggestions do you have for the battle? How do you “recover” and “prepare” when in between battles?


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5 Responses to “Emotional Warriors”

  1. Steve11/02/2013 at 10:18 am #

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  2. Dan Goodrick11/03/2013 at 11:35 pm #

    If healing is a lifelong process, then I guess we are all “recovering” in one form or another because I’ll bet everyone at some point in their life is subjected to emotional trauma of some sort. For me “recovery” is not so much leaving any such events behind, but accepting them for what they are and the role they play in who I am today and who I will be tomorrow. I can’t change the past but the future is all mine. Lyrics from one of my favorite songs sums it up nicely…

    I am the one
    that writes my own story
    I decide
    the person I’ll be.
    What goes in the plot
    and what will not
    is pretty much up to me.

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  5. Michelle12/18/2013 at 4:21 pm #

    I love the image of the warrior in the asian tradition as it connotates somone who fights not out of fear, hate or rage but rather with conciousness. To fight blindly is yet another form of giving up that is often covered over with lots of bravado and fan fair. Keep up the good fight but never loose sight of why there is the fight. It is all about the WHY 🙂 You taught me that 🙂

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