The wounds we gather upon ourselves as we go through life are many and varied, however all have one core truth to them. That truth is that our healing from the wounds is our own responsibility and no one elses. *
Like most truths, this one kinda sucks, especially when you first encounter it. I know I rebelled at the thought. Why should it be all my job to heal from a wound inflicted by someone else? Why wasn’t it their problem, theirs to fix and make better? Well, it’s my wound, my pain, my own distress – not another persons. Yes, someone else may have inflicted it, but it’s effects are mine. It’s my choice to fester or to heal, to make it right by me or not.
It’s up to the offender to offer up contrition, to do what they feel is the best thing they can do to make it right – that is, of course, if they even choose to acknowledge that they inflicted a wound to begin with. So many just don’t even know, and sometimes it’s not even malicious, it’s just an unawareness, one born out of an unknowing insensitivity or blindness. Knowing that doesn’t make it any better, but it does point out how important it is for you to take total control of your own healing. It’s also important to point out that even if you can point a finger at what or who wounded you, it doesn’t do much since the wound is already there.
Like I said, it sucks, but once you begin to focus on your own power, your own abilities to take this wound and nurse and heal it, it doesn’t suck quite so much. As you heal you are able to gain wisdom, experience, compassion, and self-love. By turning tender and soft as you mend and tend to your wounds, you will find strength and you will come out so much capable of continued healing and growth.
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