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When Is Your Day Of Remembrance

Written by: Richard Hilton, Executive Contributor

Executive Contributors at Brainz Magazine are handpicked and invited to contribute because of their knowledge and valuable insight within their area of expertise.


On the closest Sunday to the 11th day of the 11th month in the UK, we celebrate Remembrance day, it is a day to reflect and remember those men and women that have lost their lives in conflict around the world. As we remember the sacrifices given by comrades lost or injured in the line of duty.

Remembrance day with typography decorated by red poppies.

When do you take time to remember and reflect on what has passed and where you have come from to where you are now? When you do so what do you notice about yourself? How much you have gone through to make those changes needed to be where you are today?

Would that sacrifice and pain of those days when you were in a poor state of mind, body or something else have spurred you on to be where you are today if you hadn’t gone through what you did? As you experienced all of that would you change anything? Or would you rather have had an easy or a more pleasurable time not have gone through what you did endure?

I believe that this is what makes people. The suffering we go through in whatever form it takes helps us to become better people where we can look back and say “I did go through and I persevered when the walls came crashing down and I was deep in a hole and with some help, I got out of it”

Because for me in some circumstances I had to dissociate to be able to cope with what was in front of me simply because I had no other way of coping with it. When I gained more insight and tools to use as a coping mechanism I would start with my breath and sit with it until I had a better solution to deal with that situation and taking time away from those situations can give a new perspective on that problem and away around it.

As you have remembered the past and reflected on how well you have progressed, where are you headed and how will you get there? What tools and coping mechanisms will you use to assist you in getting to where you are?

And as you step into that area of life that you wish to be in what adjustments and sacrifices are you willing to make to get there? How will you know that you have arrived at that particular goal?

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Richard Hilton, Executive Contributor Brainz Magazine

Richard is a former member of the British Army. Upon leaving the military he studied extensively in self-defense, Conflict Management. Due to going through a difficult period on leaving, he realised that he needed to make major changes in the direction of his life He then began to study NLP and Hypnosis. He is now helping veterans and first responders with the difficulties and challenges that they are facing on a daily basis. He has also self-published his first book "Whispers over Windermere"



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