Going through therapy is like ripping an old bandaid and reaching deep in to the wound, looking for foreign bodies. What hurts most is not opening up old wounds, but it is the prodding in it and trying to figure out why it has not healed that causes great distress. Yet, it is that digging deep which is most necessary because how else can you heal, when you never address the actual cause to the pain? It takes courage to say that “I’ll rip off my bandaid and I’ll allow myself to sit with the pain. As long as at the end of it, I know I will be healed.” You can only move forward when you remedy whatever that is preventing you from doing so now.