I AM THE DECISIVE ELEMENT
"I have come to the frightening conclusion that I am the decisive element. It is my personal approach that creates the climate. It is my daily mood that makes the weather. I possess tremendous power to make life miserable or joyous. I can be a tool of torture or an instrument of inspiration, I can humiliate or humor, hurt or heal. In all situations, it is my response that decides whether a crisis is escalated or de-escalated, and a person is humanized or de-humanized. If we treat people as they are, we make them worse. If we treat people as they ought to be, we help them become what they are capable of becoming."
Johann Wolfgang Von Goethe 1749 - 1832
What you’re about to explore, is a self-help, personal development approach to dealing with triggers and trauma, but most importantly, how to reason and deal with our critical thinking mind that may be standing in the way of living a fulfilling life.
This is not a replacement for professional counseling. If you are a Veteran in crisis, and in need of immediate assistance, call the Veteran Crisis Line now at (800)-273-8255, press “1” for Veterans, or, text 838255.
If you’re preparing to separate from military service, or a Veteran in transition, what you’re about to experience is a conversation between a Veteran’s critical mind vs their rational, more reasonable mind.
Our critical mind can be unsettling, unruly, irreverent and ridiculous all at the same time. With the tools and resources found in this audio series, you’ll be able to apply this personal development approach to your own life and may even find it useful enough to pass along to other Veterans in need. It’s also intended for families and friends of Veterans who want to better understand how to be of support.
The first part of this audio series will help you tame your intrusive and relentless critical mind. From there, you will learn specific strategies for re-purposing your life around who you are becoming in four critical areas; Identity, Mission, Meaning and Purpose.
No matter what you’ve experienced in your life, no matter how difficult, traumatizing or even heartbreaking, the hope of this work is that sooner or later, you will arrive at a life changing realization that many Veterans come to, and it is this:
You deserve to live a fulfilling life, and you deserve to be happy!