Sometimes, the world can be such a cruel place to live in. This is especially true in the digital age because people can unleash negativity and hatred towards others on social media without fear because they can hide behind their shroud of anonymity. And you must know that being the subject of hatred online has already taken hundreds of lives in the process.
But even if you have never experienced the extremes of cyberbullying, there may be other encounters that you need to heal from that you don’t tell anyone else. This could be anything from strange encounters on the streets to decisions that you’ve come to regret because they haunt you at night.
The point here is that many people hope to heal from the things that they don’t always speak about. These are experiences that can’t be treated by any doctor-prescribed medicine, which makes them that much harder to heal from. However, that doesn’t mean that healing from them is impossible.
There are many other forms of healing. Among the most popular are complementary and alternative medicines, like acupuncture or naturopathy. But healing can also be simpler, such as spending time with the people who support and love you. Here are some ways you can heal from the things better left unsaid:
Healing Through Touch
Most of the time, pain manifests in physical ways. Even if there’s no obvious sign of injuries on your body, it’s possible for you to feel the pain that won’t easily go away with time. For instance, if you’re stressed, it can manifest in the form of tensed muscles, headaches, or shortness of breath.
In more severe cases, the emotional toll that your stress brings on your body can result in debilitating effects, such as nervous twitches or uncontrollable muscle spasms. When this happens, it can be difficult to continue with your normal routines because your body requires your attention and needs healing.
While stress doesn’t magically go away just because you decided that you want to be healed, there are ways for you to free yourself from the physical pain. An example of this is if you have received acupuncture treatment at home from trained specialists mainly because you’re unable to go outside to be treated.
You can also be healed from your physical pains by being massaged by a trained masseuse. Massages are often considered luxuries, but they can be very helpful in easing pain and tensions in the muscles caused by overwork or stress. This is because the healing powers of touch are unmistakable.
Healing Through Emotional Bonds
Pain can also be emotional, which is often harder to move forward from. When people are dealing with grief, heartbreak, distress, anger, or loneliness, their immediate answer for it would be to tolerate their emotions until they pass on their own. However, this is only a band-aid solution that does nothing to address the unwanted emotions that they are feeling.
Experiencing these emotions are normal, but what’s not normal is the preconceived notion that if emotions are left unaddressed, they will eventually fade on their own. If you only keep pushing your unwanted emotions to the back of your mind, soon enough, they will resurface all at once and overwhelm you.
It’s understandable if you want to sort out your problems alone, but being in the presence of the people you love can be enough to heal you from your pain. Even if you don’t speak about it out loud, feeling the warmth of someone you trust by your side may be able to help you have the courage to face your emotions bubbling at the surface.
Creating emotional bonds is important because no man is an island. If you continue to push people away when you’re dealing with personal problems, it can be more counter-productive because you’re intentionally isolating yourself. Don’t let the darkness consume you; be with the people you love and seek healing from their presence.
Healing Through Self-discovery
There will be times when the only thing you need to heal is to look within. Through self-discovery and introspection, you may be able to find the root cause of your pain, which is essential so that you can start dealing with it properly. This will allow you to better understand yourself in a much larger sense.
By healing on your own, you can learn about who you are, what you want in life, and what you aspire to achieve. Undergoing through the process of self-discovery can also be a good way for you to make time for yourself and indulge in your passions, which can all be very healing to your soul.
There is no one way to heal because the process of healing is different for everyone. But knowing that you have the option to choose how you heal from the things you don’t talk about can be helpful because then, you would realize that you’re one step closer to moving forward. So, give yourself enough time and room to heal; you’ll get there soon.