At the height of my PTSD symptoms I became a bit of a control freak. I had to control everything about my life and my experiences down to the very tiniest detail. I also expected other people to conform to my systems, ideas and plans. Other people didn’t like that so much.
Of course, it made complete sense from my point of view. SAFETY. But as PTSD symptoms progress this need to control everything can get more than a little out of control until the need for control becomes…. er… controlling!
Part of healing means learning to live in flow. We cannot control everything about the universe, fate or circumstance. We can, however, control our reactions to events. This is the control we most need to develop.
It is possible to conquer the past and create the future — the first step is choosing to take the journey.