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Healing: That's on you.

Healing's On You, Even When the Hurt Isn't

Ever get the feeling like life's thrown you a curveball you definitely didn't swing at? You're not alone. We've all been there, and there's this saying that floats around—can't quite pin down where it came from—that really hits home: the damage might not be your fault, but getting over it? That's on you.

Look, it's not about playing the blame game. Bad stuff happens, and often it's dropped on our doorstep by someone else's doing. But the healing part, that's a solo mission. Think about Viktor E. Frankl, the guy who survived the Holocaust and went on to write "Man's Search for Meaning." He pretty much said when you can't change what's happening, it's time to change yourself. He's talking about taking control where you can, and a big part of that is healing from the inside out.

Now, if we hop over to today's thinkers, like Brené Brown, she's all about owning our stories. Healing's this brave act of love we've got to give to ourselves, no matter who messed us up. It's about saying, "Yeah, that hurt, but I'm not gonna let it define me." It's rolling up your sleeves and getting to work on yourself because at the end of the day, no one else can do that for you.

Even the Bible sneaks in a word or two about carrying your own load, right there in Galatians 6:5. It's not talking about hauling your groceries up the stairs. It's deeper than that. It's about bearing the weight of your own journey, which includes patching up your heart when it's been torn a bit.

So here's the deal: getting knocked down isn't the end of the story. Not by a long shot. What matters is how you get up, how you dust off, and how you keep moving. The universe might not always be fair, but it's pretty big on balance. Give yourself the space to heal, the grace to stumble, and the courage to keep going. Healing's your gig, your personal project. And the cool thing? It's also your victory lap waiting to happen.

Remember, just because someone else did the breaking doesn't mean they'll stick around for the fixing. That's your road to walk, your mountain to climb. But here's the secret: the view from the top? It's worth every step.

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