This subject has been touched on before, Who and what we are can be the sum of our experiences. We can be made in the image we wish ourselves to be, we grew up, we decided based on experiences what we could be, what we would or not try and for better or worse pointed the prow to the sun and cast off the bonds of childhood.
On the way, we reverted to learning again, contrasting experience with result and hopefully taking something positive from that.
There is no right or wrong here,
some stopped along the way,either the experience was too strong and the indelible mark imprinted, or, there was no need to move on...
life shapes our perception, i think.
John, The one of our esteemed spiney's has touched on CBT, but i just think for now, who are you? What has shaped your pain perception?
In our little spiney village on the web, we have soldiers, doctors, police officers, emt's, firemen,computor gurus, house-frous and the other brave folk whove been tossed by life to join us here.
what shaped you?
did you have experience with infirmity growing up?
did you have to take life on the chin?
did you have a guide who turned ya and kind of pointed you in the right direction? doctors, counselors and such?
you are here,
it doesnt matter,
You are right here
This can be a new day for ya, cant it?
if you look hard enough, you can find the tools to butress against the storm here.
is it attitude
is intestinal fortitude
what has shaped your pain fighting (spiney fu)?