Your wound is probably not your fault, but your healing is your responsibility.” — Denice Frogman
Through yoga and meditation I have been able to deeply connect with myself, and through that connection recognise how much my body and soul have been through and continues to go through, at no fault of my own. The truth is, I haven’t been kind to myself and to the body that keeps me going day in and day out until now these past 18 months. It has been such a difficult year and a half for all of us but a blessing in disguise.
It’s given some of us the chance to connect deeply with ourselves and one of the things I’ve discovered is that each of us carries wounds from childhood. For some, the pain is intense, bringing with it a sense of relived trauma, while others may not be fully aware of their wounds, even when triggered by external events. Life is difficult and complex at times. We’re not born with an instruction manual and must learn to cope with life as we go along.
Nobody really tells you this but sometimes the healing hurts more than the wound.” I can attest to this, having worked through my healing and helped many others to heal their pain through coaching. This is where people tend to turn away and give up on themselves because the wounds are too difficult to face. if we don’t turn towards our pain with openness and compassion, it will come barrelling down on us when we least expect it. It will strike us like a cargo train out of control, and all we can do is brace for impact. So, we must decide to work through it at our own pace. In doing so, we heal the past and gain new insights about ourselves. I discovered an abiding spirit of resilience and tenacity throughout my healing journey. I never knew I could withstand the pain until I undertook the journey into myself.
How about you? Are you willing to heal your wounds and find meaning in your trauma? Perhaps some of you are already on that journey, perhaps working through it alone or with a trained therapist.
Be kind and compassionate with yourself, because healing is a courageous and worthwhile gift to ourselves. Discovering the essence of who we are beneath our scars and wounds requires us to be sensitive to our emotional needs. Because the person who emerges from the pain is not the same person who experienced it.
With this in mind, I’d like you to give some attention to the following questions: Are you truly committed to healing the wounds of the past? What do you hope to achieve through the healing process? Who do you wish to become? Are there aspects of your past too painful to confront? It is once we take a bold step towards wholeness that we transcend our trauma and find meaning in our experiences.
An anecdote by our founder & CEO, Felicia Vundla.