Stop believing your defined by what happens to you.

You’re an open system.

Shaped by but not defined by the things that happen to you.

You have the power to define who you’re and what you want in your life.

Yes, the pain associated with experiencing trauma can hurt more than other painful experiences because of the impact it can have on the self.

And yes, you can feel you no longer have a sense of self—that something or someone took it away from you.

Leaving you feeling damaged, broken, or tainted.

But is it not wrong to believe your sense of self is independent, permanent, and naturally made?