Even years after the surgery, I can remember feeling deep rooted pains where my appendix used to be. On the surface, there is a scar. A battle wound. A place that tells the world what used to be there, but no longer has a place to call home. However, inside there’s an empty hole; a place that now has a void; a need. A space that waits to be healed… As a result, randomly, I would feel sharp pains, as if something was shifting into the place that used to have a certain function. Since this is unusual, it would hurt, at first. It felt strange, inexplicable.
It didn't appear to the outside world that I was missing anything or like I had been through something. Yet there was a scar. If you looked a little deeper my scar told it all. Under my scar I still had pain. Beyond my scar, I was healing.
It wasn't until I went thru a later heartbreak that I realized how much healing could hurt even after the battle wounds had faded. For months after I had been betrayed and left to pick up the pieces, I remembered feeling at peace. I also remembered having a small reminder that I was still in the healing process. Now I don’t have those pains anymore. I must be done with healing…
Don’t avoid the healing process. Only once it is over will you understand how important it is.
Dr. Sheika Square is an author, business strategist, life coach, prolific speaker and executive consultant with more than 13 years’ experience. Affectionately known for her straight-up, no-fluff coaching approach, Dr. Square gives ambitious entrepreneurs the insight and guidance they need to shift from an aspiring entrepreneur or side hustler to a confident and profitable CEO.