How do we not let the pain overcome us? By being aware of our wounds and by actively seeking our healing. Sounds simple enough, right? There's more to it than that, but that is the beginning. There is a process to it. Sometimes a very hard process, but nonetheless, it is a process. The process of healing takes us through a journey of examining our feelings and emotions. We face, head on, all of the things that have shaped us into who we are. We get to search ourselves and reflect on the motives behind some of our crucial decisions. The purpose of this reflection is not to give negative attention to our wound. The purpose of this reflection is to search within ourselves to ensure we have forgiven the person who has hurt us. We not only have to forgive them, but we also have to release them and the pain surrounding our wound.