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PTSD Healing Thought of the Week: Emotions are the fantasy of how your mind interprets reality

Posted Jan 30 2011 6:24am

Emotions come from inside of you. They are, actually, your own creation. Just the way you create your reality by your perceptions you create your emotions by your interpretations. PTSD, Healing Thought of the Week,

The myth is that your emotions are stronger than you are. Believe me, I bought into that myth for a loooooooonnnnnngggg time! Immediately after my trauma I felt so overwhelmed by emotion that I was afraid if I spoke about what happened to me I’d have to be put in a straightjacket and locked in a padded room.

That was before I understood that our minds are strong, and our will even stronger, and when we harness those things, we have great success at harnessing our emotions by pointing our minds in the right direction to perceive things in ways that allow the emotion to become manageable.

For sure, there are heinous things we as survivors have endured, experienced and come to understand. All of which means our minds are, in fact, very strong. We survived – and did not go insane from what we survived. After that, there’s nothing a little emotion can do to us that is worse than what we’ve already been through.

Your emotions are the fantasy of how your mind interprets reality. That’s it, nothing more. Surely, you can learn to shape the fantasy into a reality you can wrangle.

You have enormous healing potential. The goal is learning to access it.

It is possible to conquer the past and create the future – the first step is choosing to take the journey.

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