Becoming The Change: Choosing To Turn Our Wounds Into Wisdom

“Turn your wounds into wisdom.”

-Oprah Winfrey

No matter how much we try to avoid it, we will have some rather painful experiences in our lives. This is most often attributed to loss. Loss of a loved one. Loss of a friendship. Loss of direction in life overall. No matter the painful experience, you are wounded. Wounded mentally. Many times we look at these wounds as a sign of weakness. And this is true only if we allow it to be.

However, as Oprah Winfrey encourages us in today’s quote that we need to turn our wounds into wisdom. Each painful moment we face helps us to learn. Learning from the experience we just encountered (the good and the bad) and learning more about ourselves and what makes us us. Choosing to turn our pain into more of a learning experience will give us the strength necessary to deal with and overcome future pain which will continue to enhance greater insight within us to the world around us.

What does this quote mean to you and how can you apply today’s message towards developing your responsible decision making skills?

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