Sunday, July 22, 2018

PTSD Patrol: What drives you?

PTSD Patrol Sunday Morning Empowerment Zone: What drives you?
PTSD Patrol
Kathie Costos
July 22, 2018

Someone sold you a lemon. 
They told you that you were weak. They told you that you need to just get over it and move on. They told you that you grieved long enough. They told you all kinds of things to get you to stop suffering, or so they thought. What they managed to do was to get you to just stop talking.

What good did that do? What good does it do to constantly hear about someone taking their own life after surviving, and wonder why they did not talk to you? Wonder no more about that one. You just read the answer.

You did not choose that moment when trauma hit you. 

You did not choose how it would take over everything.

So why are you making the choice to suffer as its victim instead of fighting to #TakeBackYourLife as what you are? 

You survived it! It did not beat you that time and does not have to win this time.

Jonnie is on the PTSD Patrol Road crew with a mission of making sure that you get on the right road and choose to fight with the power within you.

Jonnie is a survivor and is taking care of every part of the "vehicle" he lives in. 

He is taking care of his engine's brain by seeing the mechanic trained to do the repairs. 

He is taking care of his body by going to American Combat Club. For Jonnie, that is what helps his body along with wisely selecting what he puts into it. 

And he is taking care of his spirit, the very thing that makes his vehicle who he is so he can change how he is.

When something horrible happens, people usually say their "thoughts and prayers" are with you. That is all good, but not good enough. When they stop thinking about you, stop praying for you, they are done. Sooner or later we start to feel as if we really do not have anyone to talk to.

This Road Crew is about listening and guiding your way to the road the best road to get to healing. We cleared the road ahead for you to move forward on.

It is time we changed the conversation! No one else can understand what you are going through, unless they have been down that same road. More than likely, you won't know any more about them and their pain, than they know about yours.

Do you want to control the road you take or do you want to be just a passenger with PTSD as the driver?

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