Healing comes when we no longer deny or avoid our wounds.
"The poet Rumi saw clearly the relationship between our wounds and our awakening. He counseled, 'Don't turn away. Keep your gaze on the bandaged place. That's where the light enters you.' When we look directly at the bandaged place without denying or avoiding it, we become tender toward our human vulnerability. Our attention allows the light of wisdom and compassion to enter." ~ Tara Brach Radical Acceptance: Embracing Your Life with the Heart of A Buddha