Time does not make wounds better.
Letting go does.
Sometimes wounds hold onto us.
And sometimes we hold onto wounds.
But in both cases, to get better, time is the variable and letting go is the constant.
The former—those wounds that hold onto us—live below our consciousness, and require awareness and vulnerability before we can let them go. These can take time to recognize and to shed.
The latter—the wounds we hold onto—live completely in our awareness and are fed by pride. These we have recognized and refuse to shed. Furthermore, whether we hold them in part or in whole, and whether we hold them against ourselves or against another, getting better requires only one thing: Forgiveness. Time is not a factor. Letting go is.
When we turn to forgiveness to loosen our grip on these wounds, we hold more space for healing.