Living with Dark Places and Pain

Friends of Padre Steve’s World
I have been working on a project today and this evening after breaking away from it decided to watch Alfred Hitchcock’s masterpiece “Psycho.” Absolutely amazing film, the suspense goes through the entire film. It has been 30 years or more since I saw it and got drawn back to it when my wife introduced me to “Bates Motel” last year, and through Mel Brooks Hitchcock parody “High Anxiety.” But I digress…
That’s just something to say that I am re-posting something that in a way works with Hitchcock and anxiety; but even more deals with the search for truth and transparency that I wrote about yesterday. For those that are new to the site I deal with a lot of the effects of PTSD and as a priest, Navy chaplain and historian I try to speak out for those who struggle with similar issues. If nothing else to let people know that they are not alone.
I readily admit that I still struggle with faith and belief, anxiety, depression and chronic insomnia , nightmares and night terrors.
So anyway, I hope to put something new up tomorrow.
Peace and Blessings
Padre Steve+

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“There is nothing that can take the pain away. But eventually, you will find a way to live with it. There will be nightmares. And everyday when you wake up, it will be the first thing you think about. Until one day, it’s the second.” Raymond “Red Reddington (James Spader) The Blacklist

I am haunted by many things, unlike many people who have little self-awareness I might have just a bit too much. I have talked about the nightmares, night terrors and insomnia that I have many times following my return from Iraq. I used to believe, at least back in the first year or so after I returned that I thought that eventually I would get over it. I don’t believe that anymore, now I just believe that I will find a way to live with them.

I guess that is the secret to life. Instead of wishing that…

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