"We are not meant to stay wounded. We are supposed to move through our tragedies and challenges and to help each other move through the many painful episodes of our lives. By remaining stuck in the power of our wounds, we block our own transformation. We overlook the greater gifts inherent in our wounds — the strength to overcome them and the lessons that we are meant to receive through them. Wounds are the means through which we enter the hearts of other people. They are meant to teach us to become compassionate and wise. " [Caroline Myss]
There are two types of blessings in our lives—gifts of joy and gifts of sorrow. By remaining "stuck in the power of our wounds", we surrender the possibility of transformation. Our wounds are portals to not only our own transformation but also a gateway for the love and compassion of others to bless our lives.