Do you allow yourself time to slowdown and heal after you have been sick? Do you pay as much attention to your insides as what others see?
When I was in the hospital after my surgery, I was told my body needed to heal from the inside out. That seemed so interesting to me, the idea of leaving a wound open, rather than sewing it shut. It was fascinating that my body knew how to take its own time to heal. It’s a form of practicing patience, by not forcing it closed, but rather to believe the body I was given could truly heal itself.
For me, physical healing has been a huge test of my patience. It goes against my nature to not sit up straight, not workout, not wear jeans; these are things that I’ve taken for granted throughout my life. Instead, I had to wait, to trust, to believe that in time I would be fully healed from the inside out. I might be sore for a while, I might always have a scar, but someday I’ll be fully healed from the inside out if I have the patience to trust the process. I have to be gentle with myself and know that healing takes time.
I believe it’s the same way after we’re hurt from emotional wounds. We try to force our hurt closed, squeeze it shut and pretend it’s not there rather than allowing the pain to heal on its own. We have to accept the hurt rather than dismiss it, hide it away, or cover it with a “bandage” of nonchalance and happiness. Healing from physical or emotional wounds is a journey, and often a painful one, but if we’re willing to wait it out and be kind to ourselves the healing will come.
Today I encourage you to take a leap of faith like I did, and let yourself heal from the inside out, from whatever hurt you’ve suffered. It may take time, but with patience, you’ll come through whole and complete.
What does living your exceptional life look like to you?
After you’re hurt, do you force yourself to close up and pretend to be healed or are you patient with your healing process?
Have you experienced healing from the inside out, either physically or emotionally?
Do you believe healing from the inside out works?