Old wounds are the hardest to heal. They crop up unexpectedly, triggering us when someone unknowingly pokes at them. And unlike grief, time doesn’t necessarily diminish it.
This was apparent to me after I ran into someone from my past. Afraid that this person’s view of me might be tainted from long ago, I grew fearful. I remembered what it was like to be a kid again, being bullied and rejected. It’s been more than a decade, but I can viscerally feel the pain of being alone and so disliked.
Old wounds run deep. It’s lodged into every fiber of your being, so that whenever something or someone triggers it, all the memories come flooding back. Why is that you can’t remember the details of a fun family trip, but the memory of being rejected or hurt feels as new as if it just occurred yesterday?
However you deal with what ails you in this moment: a past wound, a bully at work, loneliness… I hope you will find what you need in this week’s post. What I’ve garnered by reading them is that there are always answers and solutions to what you’re going through. Sometimes it’s simply accepting the situation you’re in and discovering peace, gratitude and even joy through the process.
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