Quote of the Day

An abnormal reaction to an abnormal situation is normal behavior.” ~ Viktor E. Frank

Remember that.

If you have been blinded-sided by trauma, your reactions are going to be intense, unknown, scary and unpredictable.

This is normal. It is what we would expect.

You are not going crazy. There is nothing wrong with you.

Don’t add to the trauma by berating yourself.

Your reactions … they reveal you are in a state of shock. Your world is in a mess, and your security’s destroyed.

So cut yourself some slack. Take it one day at a time. Remove any pressures.

Just be there for yourself.     

16 thoughts on “Quote of the Day

      • I’ve always found this notion weird. For me it’s explainable by the fact some of my family members aren’t very empathetic and not emotionally intelligent or even mature. The one or two who are— no problem, in that case the opposite is true.

        Maybe it’s just the fact that them being family forces us into interacting with people we’d never get along with naturally anyway. Though I still hold them to the same meritocratic standards as I would anybody else, thus I’m no longer in touch 😆. If I wasn’t so strong in my values and impatient I’d be staying in touch and being wounded even more I guess.

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  1. I love Viktor Frankl. His book, “Man’s Search for Meaning” is one of my all-time favs! Here’s a guy who lost almost everything, yet he found something his Nazi captors could not take. I also enjoy watching old interviews of his on YouTube. Wisdom and tranquility simply surround the man!
    I love the quote from him you shared today. I’ve never seen this one before! His point is so true to life. Feelings are feelings. Let them come up (safely) when they need too. It’s hard to deal with your feelings if you keep them buried.

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