In some situations, there are limits I can’t change. There are problems I can’t fix. There are choices by other people, I can do nothing about. If I sleep more, the nightmares will come, not perhaps, not maybe but come without fail. If I work my self to exhaustion, my body will collapse, it does this cute little trick of shutting down at inconvenient times like while I am at work, or church or even driving is at risk. But I am learning more and more that things I thought were impossible aren’t. Things I thought I couldn’t do, I’m doing them. I am learning many thing about turning impossible to I’m possible. I feel sad that some of the PTSD posts I read are feeling defeated. The words I can’t, permanent, life over, permeates their words. My karate class is teaching me over and over again that the limits I put on my life are there as long as I say they are they. As I push my self physically, I push myself mentally. I am the only person that can get me out of this hole I am in. My counselors gave me suggestions but I have to do the work. NOBODY can do it for me. PTSD is part of my life, I keep fighting to be me and not my PTSD. I will never give in or give up. My life is mine. I am staking my claim.
Source of the quote, unknown, I clipped it quite a while ago.
One thought on “Battle of the mind”
great post. you are spot on. nobody can change anyone. you gotta do it for yourself. Way to go keep it up. XX