Why is the phrase “time heals all wounds” such a common thing said to a person when they are going through a breakup or any type of loss? During the time of distress, it’s hard for the human mind to phantom the concept that as hours pass, days pass, weeks pass, and months pass, the hurt and pain will no longer be as intense.
From experience, I’ve learned that the pain does lose its sting. The thoughts of yesterday or not as intense. The hurt, if dealt with properly, becomes an afterthought eventually. So the next time someone tells you “time heals all wounds” don’t look at them crazy because it does.
In order to get to that level however, you have to take an active role in your healing. What is the source of the pain? Are you willing to learn and grow from the experience? How can your life be better from experiencing this depressing time? Try to think of positive ways to get yourself through. Read your Bible, pray, surround yourself with positive enhancers—people, affirmations, etc.
Have you ever had an experience where you didn’t think you would make it through—but obviously you did (smile)? Please share.