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A Norse King-God's Outlook Changed Mine on PTSD and Here's Why...

A quote from a book I am reading - 'Warrior's Return: Restoring the Soul After War' - states:

"In Norse mythology, the king-god Odin gave an eye for wisdom. What if this wound (PTSD) is the eye we pay for wisdom and the path to it? Can we understand traumatic wounding not as unjust and horrible occurrences that victimize us and should not have happened? Rather, can we understand it is a pathway to initiation and transformation that, in spite of our suffering, can become our great teacher and gift?"