Recovering from mental injuries is not easy.
My ego constantly wants to take control. I know best. I can fix it. That is forgivable; self preservation and the ego go hand in hand.
But it is stepping over the ego’s need to control that leads to a queiter, healthier, and more peaceful state. I can only reach those last stages of full mental health by letting go of the need to be better. Relinquishing control.
Only then does the world and life open up and become beautiful again.
Serenity is a gift, not something to be made.