Hurt but Not Broken

For a long time, I honestly believed there was something wrong with me. In truth, I was hurting in silence and just needed an opportunity to heal. Instead, I beat myself up and let others abuse and take advantage of me until I was almost destroyed.

A good friend finally told me that I was not broken, and I should never let anybody make me believe otherwise. Of course, I thought this was just lip service, but there was much truth in that statement. Once I came to an understanding of my pain and its origin, I could start healing instead of trying to fix a part of me that was never broken in the first place. It is an entirely different concept.


Author: Undeniably Sara

Abuse is an unfortunate reality in this world and is more than physical assault. The invisible trauma we suffer can result in chronic illness, which is a relentless beast gnawing away at the soundness of mind. Education and support from others are vital in the healing journey.

12 thoughts on “Hurt but Not Broken”

  1. reading Thich Nhat Hanh helped/helps me a lot. I still get panic attacks and depression and everything, but I feel like I learn something new about myself each bout. the key is to practice acceptance (mindfullness) and healing even when you are feeling OK at the moment, rather than waiting until you are overwhelmed.

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  2. Some people, including those in some Christian circles, think calling ourselves, “broken,” is a sign of humility. It never made sense to me. We might have certain parts that don’t work as we’d like, but as a whole being, I am not broken. Thank you for this post.

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