Veterans rise again tomorrow with hope
March 9, 2020
With the knowledge that suicide awareness has not worked, it is time to change the conversation to what does save lives...the truth!
Suicide awareness groups have raised billions over the years, while the evidence has proven the spread of hopelessness. It is time to spread something to hope for...a life that can be so much better than it is today.
It is time for you to carve away the hardness trapping you and be set free from the misery. If you were willing to risk your life for the sake of someone else, this world needs more angels like you on this earth!"I saw the angel in the marble
and carved until I set him free."
Stop trying to conceal the pain you feel. Stop trying to run from it and honor it, so you can release it. If you want to cry, then cry. If you want to scream, then scream. There is no shame in anyone needing to release it. If that pain was caused because you put others ahead of your own life, then there is even more need to honor the pain because it all joined forces against you.
There was a time when veterans thought there was no hope for them. The scares carried home were beyond healing. Back in the 70's, one veteran after another imagined a time would come when the bonds to others would help break away the painful memories."What is now proved was once only imagined."
Side by side, they broke their own silence when they saw one of their own suffering. They healed PTSD together.
That is still going on today. You will not find them, if you do not look for them. They cannot help you if they do not know where you are.
As Michelangelo carved the marble to free the angel, he needed to do more than see it in his own mind. He had to plan how to make the block of marble look like he thought it could become. He had to do the work to create it. He did it!
If you decided to rise up this morning to hope, thank you for being an inspiration of what is possible, because that is exactly what you will become when you help others heal by standing by their side.
Every block of stone has a statue inside it and it is the task of the sculptor to discover it.