When I saw the word Scars as the WordPress daily prompt, I thought “what scars do I have on my body”? I drew a blank. However, I remembered the scar on one of sister’s eyebrow. I remember her falling on a bike when she was around 3 or 4 years old, I even remember the blood pouring from the wound. Her scar has faded over the years but it is still there.
My mind then went back to my own sacrs. Yet it was not my physical but my emotional scars that came to mind. You see I remember my sister’s fall and I am now cautious of young children falling and getting hurt. I also do not like the sight of blood. Likewise my emotional scars run deep in my unconscious and conscious mind.
For instances I know the consequences of experiencing rejection, such as loneliness, fear, hurt, anger, disconnection, low self-esteem, and even comprising myself to be accepted and loved and then despising myself after comprising. As a result, I battle with perfectionism. Believing if I am perfect no one will reject me and I will not experience the pain of rejection again.
This thought process seems logical but it is impossible because I am not perfect. No one is perfect. I am beginning to recognize and accept that I am deeply loved despite my imperfections.
I choose to accept and love myself as I am today! I choose to accept that I will face rejection but I also choose not to lose my sense of self in the process. I choose to be authentic to help heal my emotional scars and be the treasure God created me to be.
What emotional scars require attention and healing in your life?