Seconds turn into minutes, minutes turn into hours, and hours turn into days. Suddenly, days turn into years and still you are not the same. Your smile has changed, because it comes from a different place in your heart. Your communication with people increases or decreases depending upon the genuineness that you feel. There are moments where you turn off emotionally because you find yourself in the past. Anxiety sometimes strikes you when you rush into the future. Being in the present is your priority, but getting there is a challenge. Although you know that by staying there, you are at peace.
Trauma does that to you. It changes you. Whether you learn from it or not, it transforms you. Trauma is a scar, but it can also be a wound. It can be a wound that you pick at, or one that is left raw and untouched. It can be a wound that you allow to heal, which then becomes a glistening scar. It is inevitable that trauma comes with the feeling of shock and pain, but it is the way that you deal with it which determines your emotional and spiritual outcome.
-Snippet from my article, "The Silver Lining to Trauma" now on dearchereen.com
I don't know how long I can stand being away from the sea or the mountains. I must be pretty good at holding my breath - because it's in those places that I can really breathe. But life doesn't always turn out the way we want so it's important to accept the present and ENJOY where you're at. I realize that I must restate the holding my breath part - it used to be like that for me but now I can breathe almost everywhere (sometime it take a lot of effort though...) and can now feel HAPPY right where I am. #lifehack#happiness#sailing#mountains#love#fjällen
I tend an experiment I'm pretty damn excited to release the full video of this little doco. Keep your eye out. A bigger version of this teaser is on FB - Amber Hawken - jump on it! Oh also - I did something fun - You can grab the first chapter of my book free - at the link in my bio @amber_hawken 👆🏾
SoCal sunsets, how I miss thee 🌅
#SunsetThoughts Sometimes life will test you, but remember this: when you walk up a mountain, your legs get stronger.
Inner and Outer Strength, FTW. And also remember, strong legs = nice butt. 🤔😂😘