"Give it time". Has anyone ever said that to you? "Give it time."
I don't know that I would say that to a Vietnam Veteran.
They've given it a lot of time. Has the wound healed?
I think many of us know the answer to that question. Time isn't what heals an invisible wound. It can truly last a lifetime and sometimes beyond because the wound transfers then to family members, children, and friends. They then carry the burdens of the generation before.
Tools, education, and persistence are what help someone to heal. Learning about their condition and being given the opportunity to take part in their own healing is a healing practice all in its' own right.
Medicine alone doesn't fix many of these wounds. Meditation alone doesn't fix wounds. Yoga alone doesn't fix wounds. Counseling alone doesn't fix wounds.
What is the common denominator in all of those elements?
The common denominator is the word, "alone".
Nothing "alone" can heal these deeply embedded wounds, but a combination of consistent medical care in conjunction with a myriad of holistic and alternative approaches together can help a person get on the path to truly healing from the inside out.
This journey cannot and should not be traveled alone because nothing works to fix it, "alone".