Life is wonderfully beautiful while being relentlessly difficult. It’s a paradox that leaves each of us with enormous choices on a regular basis. When I fall, will I get back up again? Will I be ashamed of my flaws? Will I hide my wounds in shame? Are only a few.
The fact is, we all fall, we all have flaws, and we all have wounds. The monumental choice is what happens afterward. What do we do with the pain and hurt that inevitably comes to each of us? Something powerful happens when we recognize that we have the ability to encourage others who are wounded by exposing our own wounds.
When we help another, we ultimately help ourselves by deflecting our focus from our own troubles. When we expose our flaws, not only do others see that they are not alone, but we will see the same thing. An added bonus to helping another to heal, is it will revive our own self-worth. When our self-worth increases, we are able to see worth in others as well. It’s an extraordinary cycle of being a wounded healer!