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Saturday, April 21, 2012

Scars

A scar is a reminder of a real or imagined injury that has been survived.Most physical scars heal in time. Emotional scars are another matter and sometimes never completely heal. From the moment we take our first breath to our last our human life consists of a bundle of scars.

This is not a bad thing. How skillfully we learn to deal with our temporary wounds is how we evolve. I believe the reason we inhabit this planet called earth is to rise above the hurt of living and remember who we really are; a soul striving to experience and distribute pure love. That is not an easy task when there are so many road blocks plopped on our journey.

Although it has been said that God never gives us more than we can handle I sometimes wonder about that. I look around at the challenges that have been given to others and I often question the why of their experiences. Some people believe we should never question our creator as that is the ultimate source of wisdom. I do not think we were created to be robots that simply follow along. Asking questions is one of the best ways to acquire self education and growth.

I have experienced three major surgeries in my life that left physical scars. They do not compare to the emotional scars left from negative experiences and relationships. Lack of respect, abandonment, name calling, being ignored and today's bullying are all wounds we allow others to inflict on us, which cause major scars. Often the scars cause the victim to give up and end their life. Many times that could have been avoided if just one person had noticed their wound and offered assistance.

Every wound leaves a scar. Perhaps the injuries we suffer exist mainly to give others a chance to care and express love and the scar is a reminder for us to learn the lesson offered.

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