Facebook, politics and hurt people are not a good mix! 39% of Facebook users have unfriended people due to their political views. I believe politics is the symptom and not the root cause. I spend more time than I would like to skipping over both pained and hurtful posts. It’s really more like angry posts from hurt people. Oh, I have done it a time or two myself. With that being said, I thank God for continued healing. It serves me and the people I interact with well.
- helps me learn and grow from challenging experiences.
- allows me to navigate life with clarity and awareness
- ensures that I promote healing instead of hurt.
Healing Helps me Learn and Grow Instead of Crash and Burn
I am not a psycho-babble kinda chick, but I am so thankful that I have enough faith to sit on a couch and face some tough stuff. I have learned so much about who I am and how unresolved trauma impeded my growth.
The healing process has taught me to acknowledge my feelings, make the choice to let go of the hurt and forgive myself for the part I played in it. I am now able to learn, grow and thrive. When you learn, you grow and you become wiser. Wise people are gangsta!
Healing Has Cleared the Fog Out of Life
Life holds no hostages nor does it give anyone a pass. At 48, I know one thing — life never settles down to make your journey smooth or easy. I am continuing to learn my rhythm and the work is worth it!
When the road is flat and the road is clear, I work harder and travel further. When the road is more steep and cloudy, I pace myself. There are times I may slow down to a crawl, but I keep it moving. Wisdom has taught me the only way to get through the hard times is to go through it.
Healing Stops the Hurt From Hurting and Spreading
Hurt people can’t help people. Hurt people can’t see progress or other people’s point of view. So hurt people wind up — hurting people. I am so grateful I’ve grown since my young ranting posts Facebook days. I can tell some of my friends have evolved as well. Unresolved pain will cause you to flinch, fight like a cornered cat and wound innocent bystanders.
I have unintentionally hurt people. Then, I grew to recognize when I was responding out of hurt and would stop mid-stream. Now, I know when something hits my funny bone. I am able to step back and think before I lash out like a wild animal.
I know that life is a marathon and I will experience love, joy, pain and everything else in between. One thing is for sure — as long as I continue to heal, I will be the asset God empowered me to be. Healed people inspire people and bring goodness to the world.