Words to Heal Ourselves
Image via Wikipedia It never ceases to amaze me how a few kind words can heal even the most grievous wounds. "I'm sorry." "Forgive me." "I'm here." "I love you." Simple phrases, easy to say, that sometimes, we say them without thinking. However, when we take the time to look into the eyes of another human, saying with all our heart these phrases, healing happens. Take for example the healing that Nelson Mandela brought to his country through the Truth and Reconciliation Commission, which gave South Africans a tool to forgive; thereby, giving them the opportunity to create a new life in South Africa. Interestingly, the words, "I'm sorry, forgive me," and "I love you" are seldom said to the one person who needs to hear them the most...ourselves! When was the last time you looked in the mirror and said, "Forgive me," or, "I love you?" It's not easy. We feel foolish. We don'