[vc_row padding_top=”0px” padding_bottom=”0px”][vc_column fade_animation_offset=”45px” width=”1/1″ id=”” class=”post-content” style=””][text_output]A loving mother carefully watches her child playing in the park. She would do anything in her power to keep him safe; however, she knows her child will get bruises and get hurt at some point. The natural growth process includes getting hurt, being healed and then recover. This is also an important part of building a child’s immunity toward diseases. Each time a germ enters the body, we can learn how to fight it. Exposure to no germs leaves your immune system weak.
Our heart is not different from our physical body. No matter how we try to avoid it, we will get hurt; people will disappoint us and we will disappoint them. Despite that, we can recover and become stronger than before. Illnesses can cause serious scars; we can either wear those scars as proof that we survived or hide them and live with regret. Getting healed from a serious illness means trusting someone, like a doctor, and telling them how we feel. Revealing our symptoms helps them to diagnose our condition.
The first step in recovering from isolation is — opening up and sharing our heart. Exposing it will be difficult initially; especially when we naturally think that our scars are the worst and everyone will be disgusted. This mindset leads us to believe that it is safer to keep it to ourselves, we think that we are better off if nobody knows.
A long time ago, a young lady was born with a strange defect: she had no eyebrows. As a child, she would often get teased and it made her feel ugly, so she learned to draw her eyebrows with make-up. Eventually, she got married and she was happy; however, she was afraid to expose her defect to her husband. Every morning, she had to wake up before her husband and fix her face and avoid any situation that would mess up her make-up. It was hard; but, she did it and for about two years he never saw her without make-up.
They were poor and made a living together by selling and delivering coal. One day, she stumbled and dropped a bag of coal. The dust flew up and covered her face. Her husband rushed to her, picked her up and began to wipe her face with a rag. She was scared to death; her secret would be exposed! Surprisingly, he carefully wiped her face, skillfully avoiding her eyebrows. He knew, he always knew! She wept, not because she was ashamed but she realised for two years she lied to him unnecessarily. She was never able to open her heart to him.
There is no child without bruises and no adult without physical or emotional scars. She had her defect but he surely had defects too. For two years, she lived isolated and couldn’t sleep comfortably. Things we have experienced can actually make us stronger. Isolation is built on the idea that we are different and need to hide because we are strange. The road to recovery starts with accepting that we are not damaged goods, we are perfectly normal.
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