When I was a child I wounded my leg once. I had a bad bruise around my knee. I was scared of the treatment so I just wrapped it up hoping it would just heal itself. A couple weeks later it was sort of healed a bit, there was some new skin grown on top of the bruise but I was still hurting pretty badly. So my mum took me to the doctor. The doctor had a look and said that it wasn't healed properly, the new skin was infected, and in order for the wound to heal, she had to scrap the new skin off and treat it afresh. Ouch, that really hurt bad. I could still remember vividly watching her scrapping the skin off, leaving the wound open again,and put new treatment on. It hurt even more than the first wound.
Well, sometimes that happens when dealing with spiritual and emotional wounds. Things like divorce, abuse,etc can hurt us like a big open wound. It hurt us so bad we're afraid of seeking help and the right treatment. We just want to quickly wrap it up and pretend that it's not there, and we comfort us that time will heal. But the fact is after a while we find ourselves living with a poisoned wound. It's partly healed, but the infection that's coming out of the untreated wound is bringing poison to the whole body, torturing, bothering, leaving no peace in mind. As time goes on, it can become harder to face treatment, as we need to let the doctors scrap the false self-protection off, and that hurts even worse! Sadly, so many people just let the situation goes on, and let the misery continue and they live their lives full of hatred, bitterness, anger, frustration,rejection etc. until the end of their lives.
If there's a wound, we need to face it and treat it properly. It takes courage to undergo a healing procedure, but if we do, most likely we'll be able to be healed properly and live our lives without the poisonous effects of the wounds.