trau·ma (trôm, trou-)
n. pl. trau·mas or trau·ma·ta (-m-t)1. A serious injury or shock to the body, as from violence or an accident.2. An emotional wound or shock that creates substantial, lasting damage to the psychological development of a person, often leading to neurosis.3. An event or situation that causes great distress and disruption.
Following the HROC weekend, I’m still thinking about trauma, and about its definition and healing. But these two thoughts keep coming back to me:
Trauma changes who you are.Trauma changes how your life is going to go.
After a wonderful discussion about that yesterday with a new friend, I saw this sign while driving home.
So this will make the converse true:
Healing will change who you are.Healing will change how your life is going to go.