Personal growth or self-development is the process of renewing mindsets and restoring your life. It’s an “action step” you take each day to live victoriously. You will gain insights into unhealthy behavior patterns that cause poor choices and learn valuable life lessons along your journey.
The perpetrator inflicts anguish and fears silencing you—the burdens of guilt and shame bridal at your tong. Even family members urge, “don’t tell anyone.”
Yet concealing the truth, the secrets of abuse hinders your personal growth and spiritual development. By staying silent, your physical and mental health suffers, and you surrender your voice, your power of choice.
I wrote this blog post in 2015. The humbling lessons learned are still fresh and relevant today. And it’s been edited to reflect personal growth.
I began writing after an emotional awakening from years of unacknowledged abuse. I was a victim of child abuse, child sexual abuse, and domestic violence. My thinking was impaired, the inner spirit in turmoil and heart scared.
I started blogging to be listened to and, more importantly, understood. I desperately wanted someone to care about my sufferings. And someone did.