I hope this letter finds you well and ready to delve into the fascinating journey of internal healing.
An unexpected bike ride with my son turned into a life lesson for me when it ended with a painful fall. A rough cedar fence took a chunk of my chin away, leaving me with a wound that over time became a scar. This incident reminded me of a vital truth – wounds heal, turning into scars that no longer cause pain, but remind us of our personal histories and resilience.
With this newsletter, I want to share with you some insights gained from that experience. I hope that they will guide you on your personal healing journey.
When we nurse physical wounds, we let our bodies do their work until we return to a healed state. In the same way, our emotional wounds need time and patience. Revisiting past hurts can be like ripping off a scab, causing the wound to bleed anew. However, intentionally healing these wounds can leave scars that don’t cause pain anymore.
These scars are vital. They are your badges of resilience, reminders of what you’ve gone through and how you’ve healed. The important lesson to remember is, “just because you heal something fully does not mean that it disappears.” Healing doesn’t erase the past; it eases its impact.
I want to encourage each of you to approach healing with compassion towards yourselves. Scars are not something to hide, but a proof of your strength and survival. It’s important to forgive yourself and anyone else involved in your hurt, acknowledging your feelings and emotions from that time.
In doing so, you will learn invaluable lessons that propel you to live a meaningful life. Your wound would then serve as a gift, transforming the pain into wisdom. That’s the power of being patient with yourself, and healing from the inside out.
Remember, you don’t have to revisit a wound and reopen it; you can let it heal, let it scar and see the beauty it holds.
Wishing you a peaceful and healing journey.