In this blog post, the author reflects on the concept of "TIME" and its impact on healing emotional wounds. They question the popular notion that "TIME heals all wounds" and share their personal opinion and experience that time alone does not fully heal wounds.
We are told to let our light shine, and if it does, we won't need to tell anybody it does. Lighthouses don't fire cannons to call attention to their shining--they just shine.
- Dwight L. Moody
I hope this check in meets you a good place. I’ve noticed that “TIME” has impacted me in many ways. Some good and some challenging. For example, I’ve heard “TIME heals all wounds”. Have you heard that before? Does “TIME” actually heal all wounds? Does “TIME” fix all? Do we get better with/in “TIME”? Does our addiction fade with “TIME”? It is my personal opinion (and experience) that “TIME” does not heal all wounds. What I have learned is that with “TIME” the sting lessens and/or fades. Even with therapy and tons of self-care, those wounds can still come open.
It can happen even when a large amount of “TIME” has passed, and we may even feel like we are over the hump and healed from whatever Trauma/hurt we experienced in the past. Sometimes, something can trigger it and open that emotional wound. Even to the point of us asking ourselves “I thought I was over this or I moved past this?
“TIME” is like a preservative, it doesn’t really go away, it just reduces the size of the wound and protects it until the lid is opened.
However, due to the amount of work we put in on ourselves over a period of “TIME” we can lessen the impact of that wound being opened. We have surely developed new/improved coping skills which can assist us as well. One of the crucial pieces which I have learned is when I experience a moment in “TIME” when the lid gets cracked open, it allows me to see that there is more work to be done. When I put in the “TIME” around my self-care I can go back and shrink/heal the wound which still needs my attention and “TIME”.
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