Healing From Rejection

Rev. Aaron Bjerke

Welcome to The Well’s Emotionally Healthy Soul meditations to cultivate emotional wellness.

Have you ever found yourself deeply affected by rejection, wondering why it seems to hurt so much? Neuroscience offers insights into this experience. It reveals that our brain processes social distress—like rejection—through the same neural pathways that manage physical pain. This means that when we experience rejection, our brain perceives it similarly to physical injury, triggering a cascade of emotional reactions. 

This reality points to the importance of tending to our feelings of rejection with gentleness, compassion, and care. 

Let's begin today's meditation.