Band-aids Only Cover Up the Hurt
We have a “No Blood = No Band-aid” rule at my house. I know this sounds kind of mean but my kids would go through a box of band-aids every day, if I didn’t enforce this.
There is something about covering up a boo-boo that seems to make it feel better but does the cover-up really help?
I am as guilty as anyone about covering up my hurts with busy work or eating chocolate. Sometimes I feel the need to lash out because of my shortcomings or put up a front when I just don’t know what to do in a situation. These are my behavior band-aids.
Think about the ways you cover up hurt in your life. Is it food? Alcohol? Shopping? Unhealthy relationships? What do you do to fill the empty spaces in your heart?
Once you have identified the your emotional or behavior band-aids, rip them off. Send them packing. Put them in the trashcan marked “The Past.”
After releasing the band-aids, you will find that healing comes more quickly. You will receive less attention for the things that weaken you and more notice for the healthy joy you bring to your encounters.
Band-aids only cover up the hurt. Covering up the hurt binds it to us. Binding the hurt to our hearts takes up our energy and ability to love.
Love yourself enough to let forgiveness and peace move you past emotional and physical pain. When your energy and intent are directed toward healing, the feel-goods overpower old pains and you become a healthier, happier person.
By: Melanie A. Peters
P.S. Let it go! Peace will set you free.