Time doesn’t heal all wounds…

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Recently, I realized that while the passing of time is sometimes effective in helping us to heal emotionally, that there are occasions in which time really doesn’t heal our emotional wounds.  How often have you had a situation that happened in your past creep up into your present and cause a disruption to your day?  It happens.  The reason that so many of us still deal with past hurts is that we have never resolved what we experienced back then.  For example, let’s say that you felt betrayed by a loved one five years ago.  You have tried to forgive and forget, but every now and then, you feel the pain of it and that pain interrupts your relationship with them once again.  Why does this happen?  It’s because you never truly worked through the feelings of betrayal you experienced.  You can’t expect just to pick up and move on with your life like nothing ever happened and hope that time heals the wound.  You must actively work on trying to address, resolve and ultimately heal from the wounds that have negatively impacted your life.  Some of us have experienced things as children that still hurt us today.  Twenty years or more have passed and you are still dealing with it!  If you want to be healthy emotionally, you have to reach a point where you decide that you are tired of dealing with the same ole stuff and that you want a permanent healing from it.  To resolve or address your issue(s), you might have to pick up the phone and call a loved one who hurt you or spend some serious time alone in meditation and prayer or even make an appointment to see a psychotherapist or minister to help you sort through your life experiences.  Whatever you decide to do—do something!  Life is really too short to continue to deal with the pain of your past.  Deal with it now—and after you have done what you need to do to heal, leave your past pain in the past and go forward in your life—renewed and strengthened!