Scars Of Time

July 12, 2010

We can remove that scar you know
No thanks doc
This scar is my teacher
Once I lost my voice
Now this scar reminds me
Speak up!

And what about my inner scars, doc
Can you remove those?
We may pretend they are gone
Yet every scar of time
Makes us who we are today
Weaves the story of our journey

Ashamed of a visible scar
We remove it from the body
An inner scar remains
Like a phantom limb
We no longer see it
Still pain lingers on

Life cuts through the superficial
To the depths of  beingness
Nurture its wounds as they heal
Our teachers that bear witness
Honor and cherish them all
Learn from the scars of time

{ 8 comments }

1 Alexys Fairfield 07.13.10 at 7:39 pm

Hi Miruh,

I would like to think that we are more than scar tissue or battle wounds, but for some that is exactly what we are. Scars remind us of the pain, but they don’t have to last forever. They can disappear in time with the salve of love. 😀

2 Marion 07.14.10 at 8:13 am

Oh, this is good. I especially like this line…”Honor and cherish them all”. I do, indeed…they are what made me into who I am today. Thank you, Miruh!

3 Linda Rhinehart Neas 07.18.10 at 10:52 am

Greetings, Miruh!

Very thought-provoking! I agree, pain is a great teacher. I like to think that the scars that have gathered in my soul have made a lovely quilt. Quilts are extra warm because of the layers that are sewn together. Love is the thread that brings all the broken pieces together, creating a quilt that warms the heart, which allows us to reach out in Love and Compassion.

4 Miruh 07.19.10 at 10:27 am

Hello Alexys,

I agree the salve of love heals our scars, as Linda said, “Love is the thread that brings all the broken pieces together…” For me it does not matter if scars disappear, but that I see the beauty in the experience, scars and all, the milestones along the path to freedom.

Soft waves of healing love to you!

5 Miruh 07.19.10 at 10:32 am

Hello Marion,

I am with you there, honoring who we are, where we have been and where we are going, this is the secret to a life well lived.
Glad you like it.

A rain of blessings for continued healing to you!

6 Miruh 07.19.10 at 10:36 am

Hello Linda,

I love your poetic comment. I love what you said, “Quilts are extra warm because of the layers that are sewn together…” In the healing process as we uncover layers of past suffering, this is a beautiful metaphor to soothe the soul. Thank you!

Deep peace and soft love to you!

7 peter tran 03.16.11 at 4:49 am

everything about this is great. it made a lot of sense.

8 Miruh 03.17.11 at 1:18 pm

Hello Peter,

Welcome!

I am glad you like this. So often we are willing to get rid of any reminders of our suffering without coming to terms with the lessons they bring. Healing is about accepting and being open to all that life brings.

Namaste!

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