No feeling is final, so the importance of traumatic or intense experiences is what they teach us about ourselves. We are the only person who can decide how we feel and "it" means. If you want to survive trauma and have a rich a and meaningful life learn to retell your story!
John Merideth lives in Atlanta, Georgia and is the author of Spiritually Ambitious...a blog touching on the existential twists and turns of contemporary life. He is also an artist and film maker and healthy living/loving advocate.