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Friday, February 27, 2015

2015-02-27 - Friday Whisper – Stretch Marks…

“He became part of my life even if I don’t want him anymore, he is part of my history, just like a stretch mark…” said one of my good friends, while we were laying down on the beach under the sun…
“My daughter is 18… I didn’t feel those years passing, it feels like yesterday…” told me another good friend of mine while we were sitting having coffee, I replied “you did feel them, all those nights and days, when she gave you hard time and cries, when she gave you love and smiles, it is just that you don’t remember them, but they left a trace, just like a stretch mark…”

We have lots of stretch marks in our souls, we just don’t pay attention to them, as stretch marks don’t hurt, they just exist… they are called the scars of the soul…

Any incident that you experience, accompanied with emotional pain will create a wound in your soul; A love story that was left unfinished… a parent that you will grow up without… a physical or verbal abuse that you have endured…a sexual harassment that you have experienced… a mistreatment especially by loved ones… a betrayal of trust by a friend or a lover… the loss of a dear one to death… some of those wounds are healable, some are not…

After such events, you are never the same… even if you wanted to go back to what you used to be before them, you just can’t… it will be a lost battle as there is a “new you” now…

But until you accept the fact that you have been wounded and it is time to deal with your wound, it will keep hurting you and affecting the way you look at life, the way you make choices in career or love, the way you choose your partner or friends, the way you treat yourself… and a wound will continue to bleed until you treat it…Touch it with compassion, stick your hands inside, even if it hurts, and heal it… Only then it will become a scar or a stretch mark, that will tell you that you are healed, yet will always remind you of what you have been through…

Khalil Gibran, a Lebanese artist, poet and writer, said: “Out of suffering have emerged the strongest souls; the most massive characters are seared with scars.”

And Tori Amos, an American singer and musician, said: "Healing takes courage, and we all have courage, even if we have to dig a little to find it."

Stretch marks will always be there, sitting in the back of your mind, part of your history, a witness to your life…



Rania Hammoud, Life Coach
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