Your Scars are Symbols of your Strength

Don’t ever be ashamed of the scars life has left you with. A scar means the hurt is over and the wound is closed. It means you conquered the pain, learned a lesson, grew stronger, and moved forward. A scar is the tattoo of a triumph to be proud of. Don’t allow your scars to hold you hostage. Don’t allow them to make you live your life in fear. You can’t make the scars in your life disappear, but you can change the way you see them. You can start seeing your scars as a sign of strength and not pain.

The wound is the place where the Light enters you. Out of suffering have emerged the strongest souls; the most powerful characters in this great world are seared with scars. See your scars as a sign of “Yes! I made it! I survived and I have my scars to prove it! And now I have a chance to grow even stronger.”

Scars have the strange power to remind us that our past is real. Scars show us where we have been, they do not dictate where we are going.

Summing-up: Children show scars like medals. It is beautiful to have lived, really lived, and to have the marks to prove it. It’s not a competition—as in “My scar is better than your scar”—but it’s a testament of our inner strength.

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  1. S Miller

    This is awesome! I sport mine proudly as proof of inner & physical strength. Bravery isn’t “free”.  Chin up, hooyah

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