Looking and reflecting on ones life takes some below the surface reaching. The deeper you go the more you may not want to see that image that you would face if you were to look into the mirror. Sometimes those layers can be filled with so much pain you would rather not deal with it at all. Therefore it is buried and never dealt with. The sad part about this is that it is tearing your insides out. It is a sore still festering. It never heals. There are salves and bandages we can put on bodily scrapes in order to protect the wound while it heals. However as our elders say "that wound needs some air". The air dries up the moisture and a natural scar forms. It eventually falls off and you may be left with a mark barely visible. The same theory is relevent for the wounds inside. They need air to begin the healing process.
God heals the brokenhearted and binds up their wounds.