Healing ourselves.

In this world, hate never yet dispelled hate. Only love dispels hate. This is the law, ancient and inexhaustible.

– Buddha

One of the most difficult things about healing from being hurt by others is how to put wounds to rest when those who have hurt us will not give air to the wound, will not admit to their part in causing the pain. I have struggled with this deeply. Time and again, I find myself confusing the want for justice with the need for a witness of the wound.

Physical wounds are hard to miss, but emotional wounds are seldom visible. This is why they must be looked at and acknowledged if we are ever to heal.

” I acknowledge and I am sorry for your pain”

The above(minus the last line) is from The Book Of Awakening. Peace.