This is the emotional / psychological / spiritual / philosophical path from ‘victim’ to starfighter, campaigner, activist, ‘overcomer’ and McKenzie Friend.
By Adam J. Pearson
Earlier today, I was talking to a friend who was facing some tough emotional challenges. These challenges revolved around feeling like a victim and like she was caught in the “role of the victim.” She asked me an excellent question that is worth considering in some detail, namely,: “how do you overcome something painful that happened to you in the past?”
Here was my reply:
To overcome painful past experiences, do what Mariatu Kamara does in the amazing true story of Bite of the Mango; use the pain of the past as fertilizer for growth in the future. Transform your pain into power. Reflect on how you have endured what would have crushed many others and gone on living; use that realization to enhance your confidence and boost your will to survive.
A person who wishes to face a painful past experience or overcome a feeling of…
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