I see so clearly how empathy is vital for complex trauma survivors. I see the harm and shame, a lack of empathy inflicts. Whether intentional or not.
I know my capacity for empathy, is unusual. But, I also know complex trauma survivors have already endured so much pain and suffering and more, can push them over the edge. And it does. The suicide rates for complex trauma survivors, are alarming. And I understand the times of feeling absolute hopelessness. To feel terminal aloneness. To want the enduring pain, to end.
I relate, even to journey’s different to my own. The capacity to feel someone else’s pain, fear, suffering, is not an easy virtue to have. But, I am thankful I have it.
I will continue to advocate for empathy. I know how vital, it is.