Finding meaning

When a disturbing or traumatic event occurs, it’s very easy to interpret it as a sin of our helplessness, culpability or weakness. We feel powerless to prevent the tragedy and feel deficient for that lack of control. It is important to find a more realistic and healthy way to make sense of the occurrence so that we emerge feeling capable, strong and whole. This can be hard to do on our own, we might ask ourselves how we and our lives have changed as a result and mining the answers for any positive outcomes. For instance, maybe we are more aware of our surroundings now or more alert to potentially toxic people in our lives. What benefit can you identify in your tragedies today?

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