Throughout our lives, we have had painful experiences that have formed our emotional wounds.

We avoid going to the doctor for fear that they would discover something or for fear of undergoing a painful procedure. We don’t want to face any physical pain. The same thing happens with emotional health; we don’t want to touch the wound for fear of getting hurt, so we convince ourselves that everything is fine.

What is an emotional wound?

Recognizing an emotional wound takes time and often the assistance of others. We think therapies are only for people with mental disorders, but this is not the case. Having professional support to deal with these wounds is highly recommended. It is useless to hide these internal wounds; the fact that you are not looking at them does not mean that they will disappear; on the contrary, the more time passes to heal them, the worse they will get. Well, what is an emotional wound? An emotional wound is the result of a traumatic experience that occurred in the past and conditioned feelings and thoughts.

An emotional wound causes pain, and no one enjoys feeling pain. It is understood, but it is also understood that no one is more responsible for our own pain than ourselves, and thus action is required.

How do I know if I have an emotional wound?

These wounds are so old that they become a part of our identity. They manifest themselves as fear or aggression in situations similar to those that caused the wound, resulting in difficulty flowing. It is difficult to overcome the negative thoughts that arise in the mind of the person who believes the wound is about to open in real life.

It’s hard to confront our own shadow, to recognize our flaws. We don’t want to dive into our depths and accept responsibility. We don’t want to be perceived as vulnerable; thus, we continue to conceal that wound until life confronts us with the need to heal it. The more we resist, the more we need to do that introspection work. If you are still afraid of “removing your past,” it is because you have not integrated it yet. If you fear to touch that wound, it is because it has not yet healed properly. Normally, we don’t want to experience our emotions, but it is the only way to be able to transcend them.

Once the emotional wound is identified, it will be easier to heal.

It takes time and constant work on yourself, just like any other process. Accepting the existence of a wound, whether you agree with it or not, is the first and most important step. Once accepted, it is possible to carefully observe it and understand that resolving situations in our lives is part of this temporary human experience; it is what allows us to continue in the evolutionary process. That protective shell has done its job, but now that you see the wound, it’s time to heal it. Overcoming our wounds is the path to compassion and self-understanding. The deeper the wound, the greater the blame we put on the person or situation that has fed it. It is worth getting angry and forgiving yourself; if you don’t, you will continue going around in that circle.

Remember that feeling guilty makes forgiveness difficult. Forgiving yourself for allowing others to hurt you is very healthy. Each person carries their own stories and internal pains; therefore, we tend to hurt others by wearing the masks that protect us from our wounds. Staying stuck in the past and continuing to relive that traumatic experience will prevent us from enjoying the time we have on this physical plane. The time is today. Everyone is responsible for their own happiness. Once your wound has healed, you will be able to see clearly the great lesson you should have learned. Be thankful for all that you are here and now.

Whoever does not heal his wounds will bleed on people who never hurt them.



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