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Know Thyself. Heal Thyself.

Know Thyself. These two words have been said by many of the great sages, philosophers, and gurus. I want to modify this saying a bit for the purpose of this post. Know Thy Complete Self, strengths and talents as well as weaknesses–those messages we’ve learned about ourselves that diminish our confidence and power. When we understand what undermines our abilities, we are then free to change. Particularly helpful in this self-reclamation process is Dr. Bob Murray’s article about post-traumatic stress disorder or PTSD, which you can read at www.upliftprogram.com/article_ptsd.html. I refer to it on my Feb. 1, 2011 blog post “About PTSD: Some Sources.” I want to single out this article because it explains a complicated psychological condition in a simple way.

Everyone should know about PTSD. Many children and adults suffer from this condition and don’t realize it. This ignorance keeps many of us from being the successful people we could be. PTSD should be explained in schools, and the medical profession should educate the public about it. Self-understanding is key to both emotional and physical health. To me, these two are not separate but because our society often separates them, I refer to both for the sake of clarity. In truth, our minds and our brains are in constant communication with our bodies, a system beautifully attuned. Once we know when PTSD is affecting our systems, we can control our response to it. We can manage it. In fact, we can replace PTSD with emotional health. If we make this intent a priority, we can heal ourselves. Know thyself. Heal thyself. It is possible.

0 Responses to Know Thyself. Heal Thyself.

  1. I loved the link! Your blog continues to open up undiscovered places within myself. I am like an old house whose windows haven’t been opened in ages, whose walls haven’t been lived in. Thanks for helping me (and others) find that safe place thats inside all of us and gets buried under all the traumas and holding patterns. Keep writing!

  2. I loved the link! Your blog continues to open up undiscovered places within myself. I am like an old house whose windows haven’t been opened in ages, whose walls haven’t been lived in. Thanks for helping me (and others) find that safe place thats inside all of us and gets buried under all the traumas and holding patterns. Keep writing!

  3. Hi Liz,
    I am so glad that you are finding the safety to go within and free yourself, little by little, from what keeps you locked into past trauma. Freedom and joy are the goals! And I’m happy that you found the link helpful. There is lots of important information out there that people are sharing; it’s often just a matter of finding it. Keep opening up those windows!

  4. Hi Liz,
    I am so glad that you are finding the safety to go within and free yourself, little by little, from what keeps you locked into past trauma. Freedom and joy are the goals! And I’m happy that you found the link helpful. There is lots of important information out there that people are sharing; it’s often just a matter of finding it. Keep opening up those windows!

  5. Thanks for this blog, Wendy. The realisation that “self-understanding is key to both emotional and physical health” could help so many people struggling with the often mysterious and still little understood effects of PTSD. Thanks for your opening your life story to add the power of relevance to getting some of this clarifying and liberating information out.

  6. Thanks for this blog, Wendy. The realisation that “self-understanding is key to both emotional and physical health” could help so many people struggling with the often mysterious and still little understood effects of PTSD. Thanks for your opening your life story to add the power of relevance to getting some of this clarifying and liberating information out.

  7. I am so grateful to be able to share my knowledge. I am in good company as you, too share yours. I love this work and am so excited about the prospect of having more time to devote to it in the very near future.

  8. I am so grateful to be able to share my knowledge. I am in good company as you, too share yours. I love this work and am so excited about the prospect of having more time to devote to it in the very near future.

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