Don’t just survive

I see too many people that take pride in being a survivor, which in itself is not unhealthy.

It becomes unhealthy when that act of survival defines them for the rest of their lives.

Don’t allow a traumatic event, or an abusive relationship to define you beyond the immediate act of surviving it.

You are capable of so much more than that.

Existence is a consequence of simply being, whereas life is a consequence of choice.

I have always chosen to live, rather than to exist.

Simply existing means responding to what comes your way rather than defining your own path.

The same is true with survival.

We must recognise that the act of survival is to overcome a specific event, or events. It is not a permanent state.

Living is much larger and more fulfilling than that.

You owe yourself more than just survival.

You owe yourself a fulfilling and rewarding life.

Own it.

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