Gabrielle Bernstein, a motivational speaker, said, “What makes us most uncomfortable reminds us that there is an unhealed wound.”  And Oprah Winfrey once said, “Turn your wounds into wisdom.”

We all have unhealed wounds.  They could be from traumatic experiences, family troubles, loss of money or work, relationship issues, sickness, or death of a loved one.  So what can we learn from these wounds?

What part of your wound scares you the most?  And if that fear became a reality, what would be the worst thing that could happen?

They say that fear is a compass for heading in the right direction.  That is where you will grow.

And Ralph Waldo Emerson said, “He has not learned the lesson of life who does not every day surmount a fear.”

Look your fears in the eye and don’t see your wounds as imperfections.  Remember what Leonard Cohen once said, “There is a crack in everything.  That’s how the light gets in.” Your wounds and your experiences make you who you are.  And only you can offer your unique gifts to the world.

So go where you can grow.  Let the light in.  And never look back.