Work? Optional! – Writing and Trauma Work – Out of the Rain and the Dark and into the Song

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Work? Optional! – Writing and Trauma Work – Out of the Rain and the Dark and into the Song


If money were out of the equation, would you still work? If yes, why, and how much? If not, what would you do with your free time?

Yes, I would work. I would spend my time writing both non-fiction and fiction, especially short stories.

I would also establish a Trauma Practice and work with those who have experienced life traumas of various kinds. Cape Town, South Africa has the highest levels of trauma experiences of various kinds, including PTSD, in the country. I would like to be able to travel to areas that have experienced trauma or disaster and give assistance there. I would use coaching and Logotherapeutic techniques. I would focus on finding meaning and meaning making. Mindfulness and meditation would also be included.

Stress reduction techniques would marry very well with the above.

I see this as my future work.  Out of the rain and the dark and into the song.

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Break the Silence | “Our Lives are not Our Own” (Sonmi)


Break the Silence #DailyPrompt

When was the last time you really wanted (or needed) to say something, but kept quiet? Write a post about what you should’ve said.

Speak! Bring out the unspoken. Make it real. Put it on the table. Look at it! Hear, see, feel it. Unsheath the sword. Look into my eyes, make a connection. This is me, this is you.

“…focused within the confines of the felt presence of experience” ~ Terence McKenna

Look to this moment, tomorrow is not yet, yesterday a mirage. Break the chains of the icy tomb of silence. Speak!

In the words of: Sonmi-451:

“Our lives are not our own. From womb to tomb, we are bound to others. Past and present. And by each crime and every kindness, we birth our future.” Cloud Atlas.

What is your crime, what is your kindness? How are you bound to others? Speak! Birth your future.

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