Posted by Janneke in Grace Stories, Thirty Days of Light, Trauma-Healing, War's Family
on Mar 25th, 2011 | 0 comments
“I don’t want to tiptoe through life just to arrive at death safely.”
Being Willing to be Willing to be Willing
to be Willing….
The first time I consciously took a risk for Change, I sat in my first 12 step group meetings as a teenager. Of all things, part of the purpose was to be straight and sober. Sober? Alcohol was my solution, not the problem.
Questions came at me about willingness. Those questions changed my life.
A 16 year old girl, with a halo of curly long dark hair kept ducking her head to look me in the eyes. “Are you willing to lead a different...
Posted by Janneke in Thirty Days of Light, Trauma-Healing
on Mar 22nd, 2011 | 0 comments
Survivors of great trauma I have learned seek — often constantly– safety. Paradoxically, most survivors I know are also accomplished risk-takers.
Most show as much willingness and effort as these folks, trekking along the journey of life.
I guess it’s all about choice.
David Viscott, noted in his book Risking , if we choose to take a risk, life goes forward. If we wait to take a risk due to overly seeking safety, guess when we take the risk? When our backs are against the wall. With that experience of risk, who would want to risk again?
And after war, the impossible choices that...