When shaken, the intense pressure within a sealed bottle of carbonated soda patiently waits for a tiny crack to give way so it can explode. Repetitive trauma and/or stress weakens the mind, body, and spirit in the same way. Today’s society is off the charts, with people suffering from high-stress levels and unrelenting trauma. Their body, mind, and soul really want to explode.
Many of the “shaken” folks are First Responders, Doctors, Nurses, Volunteers, Educators, and every-day people from various walks of life. The burdens and fears they bury deep within creates ill-health, traumatic memories, depression, desperation, abuse, isolation, and bullying, to name a few. Accumulated traumas cause us to lead what Thoreau called “Lives of Quiet Desperation.” That becomes doubly cruel if life is endured within isolation and loneliness.
Does that all mean we’re no longer healthy? You bet it does.
Please don’t hide your pain and despair….talk with someone who can help. Please know myself and many others are sending love and light to all the people who only have darkness in their life.