FOCUS THAT RESULTS IN INNER HEALING
There is no single cure for Post Traumatic Stress
Disorder. There are lots of way to get better, and even more ways
to get worse. PTSD is not a single disorder with a single cause,
and what works for one person may not help another.
How you deal with PTSD depends significantly on
the resources you bring to bear on the problem. If your inner
resources are extensive and strong, the road to recovery may be short
and straightforward. If you lack inner resources, recovery may
never be complete, and the journey will be arduous and long.
Winning the battle for a positive mind may be the
hardest thing you ever do. But you need to understand that it is
possible to win the battle. Make no mistake about it, you can win
this battle, but you have to do some things right to push the odds in
More than 200 websites on the
Positive Thinking Network
are an awesome resource that point you in the right direction.
Pay a visit to
Positive PTSD and find out how positive
thinking can help you win the battle for a positive mind. Positive
thinking can actually make you worse if you use it in the wrong way.
The war for a positive mind is
fought on the battlefield of focus.
Wounded Warrior PTSD and
Post Traumatic Stress Disorder Recovery
give you tips on how to develop the positive focus that you need to win
the battle against PTSD.
A NEGATIVE MENTAL FOCUS NEVER PRODUCES A POSITIVE
If you think that you can develop a positive mind
while focusing on your inner pain, you are sadly mistaken. A
negative mental focus never produces a positive mind. A
destructive focus never results in a constructive outcome.
Some people require medication to get them over
the hump of despair, depression, anxiety, and agitation. Others
need therapy by trained professionals to get them on the right track.
Support groups may be just what the doctor ordered. Talking with
your pastor, family, and friends may make a huge difference in how
quickly you feel better.
There is no single stop you must make on the road
to recovery. The important thing is that you are moving forward
and that you don't stop along the way. This is a journey that
never ends because there is no limit to how good your life can become if
you keep moving forward. You may not be much now, but that is not
what is important. It's not where you have been that is important;
it's where you are going and what you will become that really counts.
THE ROAD TO RECOVERY IS CALLED "OUTWARD FOCUS"
The name of the road to recovery is called
Inward focus makes you sick, and an outward focus
starts the healing.
The hardest thing for a wounded warrior to do is
to stop focusing on his own wounds and to start helping other people
heal their wounds. When you focus on your own inward pain, your
life becomes a living hell full of despair, resentment, and limitations.
The instant you focus on other people's pain and start helping
them, your own healing begins.
The circle of healing and love works best with an
outward focus. When you open your heart and mind to love and pass
that love on to hurting people, two persons get healed. You get
healed, and the other person gets healed as well. The more love
you let into your heart, and the more that you pass on to others, the
faster you are healed.
The more you focus on your inner pain and misery,
the worse you become. It's almost as if your healing resources
evaporate in front of your eyes. If you want sink into the pit of
depression and despair, all you need to do is focus on your own
problems. What you focus on expands, there is a 100% chance that
misery will expand into your life.
Conversely, the more you focus on the needs and
healing of others, the quicker you are healed.
WOUNDED WARRIORS BECOME POSITIVE WARRIORS WHEN
THEY ADOPT AN "OUTWARD FOCUS"
Wounded warriors become positive warriors when
they forget about their own pain and start to focus on helping others.
I would be lying to you if I told you it easy to
look past your pain and develop an outward focus.
I vividly remember when I was run over by the Mac
Truck of Life in a car accident and nearly died. When my body
screamed in pain, it was hard to focus on anything else. But
eventually the pain subsided, and I developed an outward focus that made
People who have PTSD are uniquely qualified to
help other people who also suffer from PTSD.
When I had two broken legs, a broken shoulder, a
punctured lung, and a chest tube in place, I wanted to punch anyone in
the face who came to my bedside and said, "I know how you feel."
If they did not have two broken legs, a broken shoulder, and a chest
tube, they clearly did not know how I felt. If their body was not
screaming at them in pain, they definitely did not know how I felt.
I have now been down that road, and whenever I meet someone in the ICU
with a broken body, I can honestly say, "I know how you feel." My
prior injuries make me uniquely qualified to talk to other people with
massive traumatic injuries.
If you have PTSD, you are an authority on PTSD
because you have been there and done that. The important thing is
to move forward with an outward focus so that your PTSD is an asset that
you use to help other people.
It is time to become a Positive Warrior that
fights the good fight. It's time to marshal your resources,
stand on your unique qualifications and move to a higher level.
It's time to do what Sitting Bull said. It's time to take care of
the elderly, the defenseless, and those who cannot provide for
themselves. It's time to take care of the children. It's
time to help other people with PTSD.
It's time to stop focusing on your inward pain.
It's time to adopt an outward focus. It's time to be a Positive
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Using the word Positive and PTSD in the same
sentence does not seem right. There is nothing positive
about the impact that PTSD has on your life. You need to
Positive PTSD and find out how to make positive thinking
work for you. This is your
opportunity to make positive thinking into a strong ally that
makes your life better.
The war for a positive mind is fought on the
battlefield of focus. Until you learn how to control your
mental focus, you cannot win the battle for a positive mind.
and find out how to develop a positive mind.
Recovery from PTSD isn't about positive
thinking. It's about different thinking. It's about new
healthy thoughts. Visit
Post Traumatic Stress Disorder Recovery
and discover a road map to a positive mind.