Last week my colleague at office; had a rather freak accident involving her canine that left a deep gash on her palm. The cut looked as if it was a new line on the palm – with some divine prediction. As it would be in all small groups, in our office this was much talked about. She was almost wearing it on her lapel like a proud pin. As it had all our attention, we noticed in just about a day or two, the gash had begun closing by itself. It was amazing to notice the healing progressing through a working day. It was like the body working some magic on the scar. This is not something new. Neither is it a miracle. It happens to all of us all the time. We hurt ourselves and overtime with or without medication the physical hurt gets auto-corrected by our body. The body doesn’t stop to grieve. It accepts the hurt and moves onto healing it.
However the case with the mind is very different. It neither heals by itself; nor does it allow anything else to heal it. Only when it decides it fades away. And when one thought fades, the mind quickly latches onto another. This is true with any kind of thought. Be it something that betrayed you. Be it something that excited you. Be it something that hurt you. Be it something that soothes you. The mind does not allow the thought to flow through. It hangs on. Every thought that you hang onto leaves a scar. A bias. Worse are those scars that make you feel victimised and cheated.
Your body does not wait for your mind to give the orders to heal. If it does, it will never heal the scars. And your ego allows no one to heal your mind.
Which is why more than the damage caused to us by physical hurt, the scars of the mind are more dangerous!