Showing the Scars

Imagine if we could see the emotional pain and scars represented on the skin of those around us. Festering, oozing, open sores on the skin of those still trapped in their pain and black and blue bruises covering the bodies of those beginning to heal.  What about those with scars?  Some may hide the scars, embarrassed by their pain and past struggle even though they had to be so very strong just to survive. Those with scars that show, uncovered in the sun, for all to see may be the strongest of all.  These are the scars of people who were strong enough to survive, heal, and continue living despite their past.  How different would we relate to people if we could see their internal pain? How different would we present ourselves if our past was visible on our skin?

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Author: Undeniably Sara

Hi, I'm Undeniably Sara. I'm learning how to live well with chronic illnesses by focusing on self-healing with the goal of lifelong health.

30 thoughts on “Showing the Scars”

  1. I wonder how it would be. Honestly, I’m not 100% sure. I know that I do not show my inner scars and bruises to anyone outside my closest circle. This may seem strange, but even I would like to know how much I would see if mine showed clearly.

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  2. Excellent analysis, I wonder how many would notice. It would become a common. Those of us who have spirit sight can see them if we care to look. I would have too many going from all the cleansing I have been doing over the years. It would be interesting to see those who have none but scars from fighting and victimising.

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  3. So then, imagine that, at the same time, for each moment of joy, bliss, love, wonder or inspiration, one scar or bruise or cut was removed? For, those that live hard, those that embrace challenge, may also embrace life, may also grow, flourish, flower and expand as no other can.

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  4. We’d have a little more empathy toward them, that’s what I think. And maybe someone who’d normally give us crap would give us a wide berth for the pain he/she sees portrayed on our skin. Maybe the world’d be a better place for it. Maybe it wouldn’t be, because maybe people, after their empathy will have run its course, will resort to judging others based on the scars on their skin–if racism based on the color of peoples’ skin tells us anything about how people have a propensity for acting superfluous. Maybe neither of those two things.
    Hey Sara, thank you for visiting my blog 🙂

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  5. This is beautifully written and expressed, and truly resonates. It takes someone with true empathy to write something like this. There is so much silent suffering due to shame and the feelings of isolation that abuse victims suffer. That the battered, ravaged soul would reveal itself, and become an anthem and testament to resilience and hope, what a victory that would be. I pray for this for all abuse survivors, and that they would (because they can!) thrive in life again!

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