“There is no present or future, only the past happening over and over again.” Eugene O’Neill
Our unresolved past traumas appear in the present. When we try to avoid feeling something painful, we often protract the very pain we’re trying to avoid. Doing so is a prescription for continued suffering. Until we stop looking for answers outside of ourselves and instead look inward we will miss the target. To finally surrender ourselves to healing, we have to have three spaces opened up within us-and all at the same time: our opinionated head, our closed-down heart, and our defensive and defended body.
Grief and trauma are common in each persons life and how we respond to the circumstances will either offer healing or hinder it. We all have a story to share, and it’s especially important to have a safe space to talk about our experience.