If I were to tell you that someone is being abused right now, at this very moment, would you believe me? Well if not, I have a strong wake up call for you! Not only is it true, it is happening to more than one person.

The reason I am telling you this is so that if you, or someone you know is being abused, you are not alone. Abuse is a lot more common than people would like to admit. It seems as if society has fallen into a time where it is almost normal and what is to be expected.

As well, it seems as if there is no bounds or specific group of people who are in danger. Anyone can fall subject to abuse from children to seniors and everyone in-between. The color of your skin does not matter, neither does religious beliefs, anyone can be affected by this life altering toxin that people know as abuse.

Maybe one thing that leads people into thinking abuse is not as common as it really is would be the fact that there are a lot of people who think that abuse comes only in the form on physical violence. This could not be any further from the truth!

Abuse comes in many forms. A few examples would be emotional abuse, the more commonly known physical abuse and worst of all sexual abuse. While these types of abuse may be different in ways, they all have one thing in common, they cause deep wounds that can change a person’s life forever.

People have a hard time understanding why some people have such a hard time getting away from abuse. These people have probably also never been in this type of situation. Therefore, they are unaware of the fact that abuse for long periods of time begins to break down a person’s soul as well as their will power. Before they know it, they can literally forget who they are.

However, life does not have to be governed by the scars that abuse leaves. No matter what type of abuse it was, how long it lasted or how deep your emotional scars may run, there is light at the end of the tunnel.

Meditation tends to be a healing technique that many people turn to when it comes to healing emotional scars of any kind, including those left by abuse. In fact, meditation tends to be very effective when it comes to reestablishing a relationship with a person’s inner self and once again discovering who they truly are and why they deserve a good life, just as everyone else does.

There are many different types of meditation. However, there seems to be one type in particular that works very well when it comes to healing abuse wounds, especially those left from childhood abuse.

Mindful meditation provides people with the strength they need to push forward in life and break free of the shackles of abuse!  By practicing mindful meditation people can develop their own opinion of themselves and will no longer need to seek out the approval of others. On top of that, it teaches people to love themselves and also teaches them that their life has value to it.

One of the hardest parts of surviving abuse is learning how to set boundaries. It is important that people who have previously been abused never allow that situation to take place again. Mindful meditation provides people with the power they need to ensure that it never happens again. Eventually, while practicing this form of meditation, you will develop your own standards of how you should be treated and will also develop the understanding that you deserve and demand respect!

An added bonus that comes with using meditation to heal abuse wounds is the fact that you can do it from the privacy of your home. This makes it a great option for many people because many people are ashamed or embarrassed to admit that they have been abused.

Life does not have to feel scary or as if a black cloud will follow you around for the rest of your days. You can experience the days of being care free and truly happen once again!

Keep in mind, the process of healing abuse wounds tends to be one that can be a little lengthy, especially when it comes to childhood abuse. However, each day you practice meditation, you will surely see results.

Those who have suffered from abuse may also want to consider combining affirmations with their meditation sessions. The reason for this is the fact that, as stated earlier, abuse tears down a person’s self-respect and feeling of deserving. Therefore, affirmations can be a great tool to reverse some of the damage that abuse causes. No one deserves to be abused!

You can find helpful resources on limiting beliefs that can help you as well here.