Who can’t remember where they were on September 11th, 2001? The unprecedented terrorist attacks on American soil changed the psyche of the American people forever. Whether or not we officially meet the diagnostic criteria for Post Traumatic Stress Disorder, many of us may feel a heightened sense of anxiety while flying, or attending large public gatherings that we may think to be ideal targets for a terrorist attack. In some ways the terrorists have won, because they have accomplished part of their mission of having us live in constant terror.
While we are at war with a physical enemy out to destroy Western civilization and we should not ignore the threat, we must not let them win the battle against our souls. Failure to heal from this or any other trauma is devastating, not only personally, but to all of our relationships.
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