In recent days I have been reminded of how many of us are hurting or a little broken… I have also been reminded of how hard that is to say in our society. There is so much emphasis on not letting people see your wounds, on being strong. We often forget that we all have bruises. Some heal quickly and some linger for years.
We look around and see that so many people carry hurt. Hurt that turns into depression, hurt that turns into anger, hurt that hurts not only those of us hurting… but often hurts others who come into contact with us.
While we may not be able to impact the whole world at one time, we can practice loving those who are hurting. That includes loving ourselves. Sometimes we need to do that alone for a bit, but we should always remember that people who care about us can help us heal. They cannot heal us, but they can keep loving us and be honest with us when we need it.
As you heal, be open to sharing your struggle with others. It may be beneficial for both of you. We all need to look at one another with love and be open to the vulnerability of sharing not only our good, but also our bad.
Let’s make this world more loving. Start local and watch it grow.
For my own perspective, as I work on healing I find more wounds. Some have a scab on them that is beginning to scar, but I find that it isn’t healed enough and I need to clean the scab a little more to allow it to truly heal. My instinct is to isolate myself and not be vulnerable. Then I am reminded that isolation isn’t healthy. I open up to people who care and suddenly the healing becomes easier.
Share with each other. Love each other. I wish you healing and love.