“It’s not your fault.”

“It’s not your fault.”

Below you see one of the most powerful scenes survivors may encounter, not just in the film Good Will Hunting, but in their own lives.

It took me a long time to understand Robin William’s repetition of “It’s not your fault.” until I committed to healing myself. Suddenly, the scene made sense to me, as well as Matt Damon’s emotional breakdown.

We had been living with the burden of our childhood for too long. The shame, the guilt, the self-damaging choices we have made as adults because of it. We did not know any better, because what we had been taught as children was and had always been our reality, until we hit this one breaking point in our lives that made us realize, this is not normal.

And so we committed to the scariest, most exhausting, and yet, most rewarding journey of our lives… HEALING  and ridding ourselves of the demons of our past that had been in control for too long: The shame. The guilt. The feeling of inadequacy.

Ultimately, we have learned to forgive, love, and protect ourselves. … It wasn’t your fault.