“You are going to hurt. But you are also going to heal.”

May 29, 2017 in Recovery

“You are going to hurt. But you are also going to heal.” 

I cannot stress this enough to you all. Whoever is reading this, whether you are currently hurting, whether you have been hurt: regardless of the pain you are feeling, you will heal.

The thing with times of struggle is that in the midst of them, you never feel like you are going to come out victorious. You feel stuck in the pain. I get it, because I’ve been there a lot of times in my life. Whether it was with my eating disorder, my depression, or my anxiety, I have most definitely been in that spot. I cannot express to you how many times I thought that I was stuck, that I was hopeless, that my story was different than others- different in the fact that I couldn’t beat my demons.

For me, looking back on old journal entries is the craziest- but a good kind of crazy. There is nothing like reading the thoughts in your brain of a time of despair and seeing how far you’ve grown. The “I did that, I overcame that. I conquered that” type of feeling. Back in November, each journal entry was filled with sadness and despair. Every day being described as if I were walking with the biggest cloud over my head. Going into each new day with dread and sadness. There were some nights during that month that I told myself I was stuck like this forever.

And that is why I love this quote so much. You are going to hurt, that is inevitable. But please believe me in the fact that you WILL heal. 

“Never forget that there’s always more fight in you than you think.”

Each person carries a whole lot more fight embedded within them than they believe is humanly possible. Stop and think for a second how much sh!t in this life you have overcome. Give yourself some credit. Overcoming battles is proof of the fight we truly have within us. I know a great deal of my followers have/ are battling an eating disorder/ depression/ anxiety. And I know the daily struggles that come with each and every one of those illnesses. I know the pain, I know the hurt. But I am also aware of how strong each and every one of my followers are, and the daily battles that they win each and every day.

Give yourself some credit, you’ve come pretty far. 

//I have been torn apart, brutally broken down to a core: by myself, and by others. I have been hurt, I have hurt- myself and others. I have almost left this world, I have almost given up. For the energy it took to push through everyday, to simply get out of bed was too hard to bare. I have hidden from my fears, I have hidden from myself for the image reflecting back at me was one I looked at in disgust. Beaten down to a crisp, left without a feeling of purpose, aching with every fiber in my being, somehow I still held on with slippery hands and remained on this Earth. //

I have come far. I have hurt. I have healed. I will hurt again, and I will heal. We have the power to put ourselves back together. Humans are remarkable in what they can accomplish. Don’t lose sight of that.

The healing doesn’t always go as planned. It’s an up and down process. A bumpy road of highs and lows, good days and bad days, twists and turns. But it is important to remember that despite these twists and turns, the good and bad times, you still WILL heal- you still WILL get to where you want to be. My life has not been what I ever would have imagined. The ways I overcame adversity are not ways I expected to. The ways I overcame triumph were hard but taught me so much about myself. “It doesn’t always happen how you think it’s going to.happen.” 

Let yourself hurt, Let yourself heal. You will be stepped on in this life. But just like flowers, you can still grow. Pain is just a temporary setback, that’s it. Nothing long-term, nothing forever. Trust in that, have faith. And remember the power you hold within your heart.

Leaving you with that this Memorial Day Monday. Hope you have the best day babes. Love your thoughts and feedback so PLEASE feel free to share them in the comments.

All the love,

Lyss 🙂

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18 Comments

  • Reply Stephanie May 29, 2017 at 10:24 am

    Wonderful post my dear! I love the quote don’t pray for an easy life pray to be a stronger person.
    LOVE YOU

    • Reply Alyssa June 5, 2017 at 2:53 am

      thank you mom!! I love that quote too

  • Reply Erin May 29, 2017 at 10:29 am

    I’ve been feeling pretty stuck lately in multiple areas of life so this was a beautiful reminder thank you!

    • Reply Alyssa June 5, 2017 at 2:54 am

      of course- thank you for reading Erin!!

  • Reply Kate May 29, 2017 at 10:46 am

    I love this. I find it so important to let ourselves hurt when we need to. I used to want to ignore the painful feelings, but now I know it’s part of the healing process to experience them. Thank you for sharing!
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    • Reply Alyssa June 5, 2017 at 2:56 am

      It is a very important part of the healing process. Thank you for reading Kate <3

  • Reply Alison @ Daily Moves and Grooves May 29, 2017 at 12:25 pm

    Wow, this is absolutely beautiful, Lyss. Praise God for how He has worked in you and through you. Indeed, there is exceptional beauty and glory in a life that has seen suffering and pain but continues to grow and flourish nevertheless. Thank you for sharing this and reminding us all of the journey, Lyss.
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    • Reply Alyssa June 5, 2017 at 2:56 am

      I adore you. Thank you so much Alison. This means a lot to me. All the love <3

  • Reply Emily May 29, 2017 at 1:04 pm

    Wow Lyss. Yes to this. Yes. <3 Big Hug. I often have a hard time hurting, but the reminder that joy will always come in the morning after the weeping for a night is so encouraging. <3 Thank you. Lyss, I have seen you heal and you are using that to bless so many people.
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    • Reply Alyssa June 5, 2017 at 2:57 am

      Big hugs to you babe. Your messages always make me smile!

  • Reply Nancy Chen May 29, 2017 at 7:11 pm

    I love this post! It’s so beautifully written and something I definitely needed to read (now and always – it’s such a good reminder). Happy Memorial Day!

    • Reply Alyssa June 5, 2017 at 2:57 am

      Thank you Nancy!! This means so much to me 🙂 xoxo

  • Reply Edye May 30, 2017 at 2:05 am

    God blessed you with the gift of writing, Lyss! I so needed to read this as I head into a new week. Thank you! *hugs* <3
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    • Reply Alyssa June 5, 2017 at 2:57 am

      Hugs to you too Edye! xoxo

  • Reply Marina May 30, 2017 at 12:23 pm

    YES to all of this! Your strength and wisdom is so inspiring and encouraging to me always! So thankful to have you as a wonderful friend in my life! <3

    • Reply Alyssa June 5, 2017 at 2:58 am

      so thankful for you too friend!

  • Reply Sarah May 30, 2017 at 1:26 pm

    Such wise words. I seriously had chills reading this- “Never forget that there’s always more fight in you than you think.” Recently I have been seriously tested, but through it all I am finding such confidence and strength that I never knew I had. And you are so right, the path is not linear, but that is life and what makes it worth living <3
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    • Reply Alyssa June 5, 2017 at 2:58 am

      ah I <3 you!! I am so proud of you for finding that confidence and strength girl. You are amazing!

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