Do Not Let Your Wounds Transform You Into A Bitter Person


“Exhaust the little moment. Soon it dies. And be it gash or gold it will not come. Again in this identical disguise”― Gwendolyn Brooks

We are scarred with many invisible wounds. The reality is that life is temporary and change is the only constant thing in our lives. It does not matter how hard we try to cling to our favorite moments; they are gone. One moment we are here, and another moment we will be gone. The strange thing is that in between these moments we make so much fuss about the life; and there is so much violence, anger, and hatred within these small moments. I have read this quote somewhere saying, “We all are sitting in the car which is going to hit the wall, and we are fighting with each other over where to sit!”

We are trying to conceal our pain with anger. There is a deep wound hidden under every rage. Our past experiences are consuming our present. Our anxieties related to future are shadowing our today. We are constantly scared of getting hurt. Therefore we frighten people away and build walls around us. However, in the process, we end up getting even more hurt. Concealing wounds does not help in healing them. Similarly hurting others will not lessen our pain. We need to understand this.

“Bitterness is like cancer. It eats upon the host. But anger is like fire. It burns it all clean.”
Maya Angelou

By locking our heart, we keep ourselves from getting the love that we deserve. We are the ultimate decision makers when it comes to making a choice between Love or Hatred, Hope or Despair, Kindness or Revenge. Try to observe what is buried under your anger. Take time to take care of yourself mentally, emotionally and physically. That is how you stay connected with the awareness of your wounds when you see them. Let those wounds heal. Forgive yourself; you deserve it. Let that bitterness dissolve in love. Free yourself from the negativity. This world is not against you; nobody is trying to hurt you. Do not let your wounds transform you into a bitter person.


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Jasz Gill is a contemporary writer and poet who writes about emotional intelligence, mindfulness, and compassion. She started writing a blog with Rose Colored Glasses in 2010, a self-help blog to encourage individuals in their journey towards mindfulness. Her writing style is based on turning big ideas into practical wisdom.

1 Comment

  1. Kris Dechert says: Reply

    This article has touched many valid points. To add more into, I would say bitterness comes from the past, person should let go of it.

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