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Monday, August 25, 2008

Putting Trauma Behind

If it's what one does about injustice that counts, then self-reliance and independence are important aspects of remedying past and present wrongs. If reconciliation is a goal, then truth -- whole and nothing but -- is an essential objective. If healing relationships is vital to mutual survival, then collective memory must be preserved, no matter how painful it may be.

Putting trauma behind us does not mean forgetting, but merely using our intelligence to rule our emotions.


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