The word trauma comes from the Latin word for wound. When we or a loved one suffers from a physical trauma that is evident outwardly, the reality of which, is more readily accepted. Inward injury of the spine or brain by contrast may present a greater challenge of acceptance. There may be the mixed feelings of hope and anticipation of healing with the disillusionment of overcoming what may be an insurmountable obstacles.
What then may manifest is trauma not only to the physical side of self but also psychologically. If our life was defined by our the area of our loss, then for certain our self-esteem, our motivation to now accept this new reality and build anew a future with what we currently have may also been stricken. It will take tremendous resolve, courage and acceptance to be all we can be with who we are now.
Elisabeth Kubler-Ross developed a model of personal change after spending time analyzing the emotional responses to grief by terminally ill patients. This model, commonly called the "Kubler-Ross Grief Cycle", identifies the human emotional response to change over time in a cycle that includes denial, anger, bargaining, depression and acceptance. While I do not hold to the concept that applies this model to all grief, as the grief journey is individual and unique to every person, we do all have to arrive at acceptance and willingness to rebuild with what we have now.
It is well illustrated, because of the current distress as we have been assigned to each one, in this manner let him / her walk (behave). We should continue to live as we have been given life, in whatever context life develops to be the best we can be and there with be content. This is Sunrise.