Embrace Your Battle Scars

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We all wear our scars. We have all faced difficulties in our lives, engaged in a battle with what is raging inside of us, a battle that no one else knows about. 

We’ve all been afraid to tell others of our fight out of some misplaced sense of shame, or because of the fear of being laughed at.

Or simply because we thought: No one cares.

There are a lot of people who choose to suffer in silence rather than reach out for help because of one or all of those reasons. The consequences of suffering in silence are unhappiness, depression, or in the worst cases, suicide.

Problems are the most human thing about being a human, and they are one of the few things that each and every one of us has in common. Every single one of us is suffering in our own way, and being open about such deep personal topics brings about a real emotional human connection, showing that we are all the same.

We are all human beings fighting a battle regardless of our more obvious differences such as skin color, personality, nationality, and so on. Everyone is engaged in the battle of living.

Happiness is largely about being socially connected, yet we cannot be connected if we keep on being so hard and unforgiving towards ourselves and on the scars we wear inside.

We need to allow ourselves to be vulnerable and to speak openly about our inner wounds and scars. The path to healing begins with the acceptance of them, and a large part of that acceptance is achieved when you are able to speak with someone about them.

That is the art of vulnerability.

What has happened in your past cannot be undone, altered or changed in any way. Of course, you can choose to go on and keep hiding those scars that are inside you, keeping the shame and vulnerability hidden from the world and everyone else.

But by doing that, you miss out on the chance of your own personal healing, of forming new and rewarding emotional connections and also the chance to help someone else with your story.

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    1. GS says:

      Thank you for sharing

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  1. Brand says:

    I’m considering quitting my blog. After fifteen years of depression, I’m finally recovering. The woman I’ve been writing with for the past five years is my muse. I’ve been her’s. But she has no interest in a real relationship. She’s actually quite upset that I want to stop. She’s tough on the surface. But I believe her to be very delicate in reality. I’m sad. I’m concerned for her. But I just can’t continue with a relationship that has no future. She says she’s a lesbian. But I have a suspicion that she has gone through some horrible traumas. She is extremely talented and easily self tortured. Like I said, just this week I had a sensation, a personal transformation leaving me feel honestly good, for the first time in fifteen years. I have asked this woman for some commitment. But we haven’t even met in person. We emailed on and off for awhile. But she doesn’t seem to have any interest in talking, other than through poetry. I’ve made the decision to strike out on my own. I made the formal announcement and am feeling pretty sad. I’m sad because I care for her as a friend, something else that she never embraced. She wanted to just carry on as we always did. But I’m changing. I must. I’m human.

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    1. GS says:

      Thank you for sharing

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      1. Always a joy and pleasure to read and share your posts with followers, My Dear! Hope you have a great day!! xoxox 😘💕🎁🌹

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