In his book, The Seat of the Soul, Gary Zukav has some interesting things to say about personality and how it functions in the realm of intention. One of my favorite lines:
A splintered personality experiences the circumstances within its life as more powerful than itself.
So, it’s our ‘experience’ because of our ‘splintered personality’ that makes circumstances loom so large. NOT because that’s how things are but because we are so fragmented they seem that way.
This so easily sums up a large part of the PTSD experience. And puts in bold relief why it’s so important to integrate our traumatic memories so that we heal our splintered selves.
We are more powerful than the circumstances in our lives. The sooner we heal our fractures the sooner we become more powerful than the past.