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Weekly Mindfulness Support Blog - End the Trauma Cycle

Dedicated to my dear friend Kelli who radiates clarity, empathy, and freedom. Thank you for your devotion to life. You are a beacon.

Hello and welcome to this glorious Friday, June 18, 2021. Today is a rare and precious day that will never come again.

We can give away only what we have. If I don’t have ten dollars, I can’t give you ten dollars. If I don’t have an answer to a question, I can’t help you to answer that question. However, if I do have ten dollars, I have ten dollars that I can give. If I’ve been educated, I might be able to help you to answer a question. If I’m happy, I have happiness to share. If I’m imbued with compassion, loving-kindness, and empathy, I have these qualities to share. On the other hand, if I’m overcome with resentment, remorse, anger, or even bigotry, these are what I have to pass on to you.

If I experienced trauma (I believe that we all have) and was unable to heal, then the effects of this trauma are unhealthy states of being. These unhealthy states of being will ultimately be passed on those with whom I interact, including my children and other family members.