Life can be full of trauma, and emotional and verbal trauma can leave scars on the soul that last until death.
Physical harms can heal, though perhaps leave a scar or more severe effects. Yet it is my belief and experience that the deepest wounds happen from words and emotions.
No amount of self-help, compassion, or therapy can change the simple truth that a word once spoken cannot be unsaid.
The influence of words is permanent.
Healing from words doesn’t have to happen if the words are not spoken.
Words that are spoken will always have influence, changing feelings, thoughts, and perspectives. Emotional abuse does not require therapy, if it doesn’t first occur. Forgiveness is unnecessary when a person is responsible enough to not cause harm. Verbal trauma does not require compassionate understanding when responsibility for words is first accepted and honored.