Sometimes don’t you just end up wondering how things have come to be what they are? As if it all just happened overnight! Well this is the impression that a lot of people give anyway when it comes to emotional trauma.
Indeed there are sudden events that seem to boil over the emotional saucepan. But for the most part I believe that the end ‘result’ of our trauma is the culmination of time playing upon unresolved energy.
Prolonged struggle against unruly and frightening emotion bears down upon the natural resources of a person until they finally reach their breaking point. Everyone has one. So in effect few things really happen overnight. Rather there is a building of stress and a reduction in the ability to cope, and this takes place over time. The time scale depends on the individual.
So it makes sense then that there must be somewhere, so time or place, some abstract or intangible understanding of the way that we are traveling. And it is here that we make our fundamental and often catastrophic mistakes. Because we are always given clues as to the direction of our journey, whether it be away from anguish or towards it. Many people tend not to take heed of the signs that come either from their own life or elsewhere. Instead opting, because of one reason or another, to go it alone. This can be a grave error in the mental and emotional health game.
The wise man is wise not because he knows the workings of the world. He is wise because he sees the signs and way of his journey, choosing to take heed and correct his ways before it is too late. This seems to be one of the great dilemma’s of our humanity: Why do we not take notice of the obvious and then eventually end up watching ourselves fall from grace. The answer is in whether we think we need help or not, and whether we can drop the pride or not.
There are many pages about which look at the symptoms of ‘nervous breakdown’ one of which is NERVOUS BREAKDOWN SIGNS AND SYMPTOMS, it might be useful or not. Don’t be alone.