5 Meaningful Quotes About Healing
We are all on our own healing journeys, no matter where we are today. I hope these meaningful quotes about healing help inspire you to continue onward on this path towards healing.
Vulnerability gives us freedom, power and connects us to a network of injured souls. It is through the art of being real that we can heal ourself and others. ―Shannon L. Alder
Through vulnerability, we are able to share our stories and connect with others who have been through similar experiences. By sharing and discussing how we have healed to this point, we can learn from each other. We may see parts of our experiences in another person’s story. These conversations can help us realize the power of these similarities.
Together, we can use our vulnerability to build deeper connections and relationships. We can share and grow together as a community, deepening our collective healing as a result.
We are healed of a suffering only by experiencing it to the full. ―Marcel Proust
Feelings are not resolved by ignoring, suppressing, fighting, or trying to change them. Even when these feelings are scary or sad, we still need to work through them.
There is a way to overcome our suffering; the way is not out, it’s through.
Healing our suppressed feelings, sufferings, and traumas is a continuous process. These things can leave permanent marks within us, so we need to take them seriously.
We need to realize that healing does not happen instantaneously, and it does not happen overnight―healing can be a long process, but we can choose to stay positive. Healing is our choice, and it can be an empowering one.
We think that the point is to pass the test or overcome the problem, but the truth is that things don’t really get solved. They come together and they fall apart. Then they come together again and fall apart again. It’s just like that. The healing comes from letting there be room for all of this to happen: room for grief, for relief, for misery, for joy. ―Pema Chödrön
The events in our lives are not problems to be solved. If we view the world and all its problems as needing to be solved, we will always be dissatisfied. As long as we’re alive, these human-perceived problems will never be solved.
We can’t “solve” life. We can only live it.
We can choose living. We can allow room for all the emotions involved in our healing: grief, relief, misery, joy, and anything else that comes up. We can make and hold space for these emotions, allowing them to flow and exist as they need to, and allowing our healing to occur.
The question is not how to get cured, but how to live. ―Joseph Conrad
We want to move towards health, healing, and living. Rather than focusing on making our illness or injury go away, we can focus on being present and aware of where we are right now. We can accept our pain as it is, and think about anything that we can do.
We can decide to live right now. We can stop dreaming of a better day. Instead we can make the very best of this day, no matter what that means. We can let go of our expectations we place on ourselves; instead, giving ourselves permission to do whatever we need to do to live, whatever that means to you.
It’s about being honest and present about how we feel each day.
It’s about acknowledging our natural rhythms and flows in life, and going with them rather than against them.
It means recognizing when you’re in severe pain, and when things need to change for the pursuit of healing. Sometimes that means not doing laundry or dishes. Sometimes that means deciding to lay down and do a 1-2 hour meditation. Sometimes that means taking my dogs on a shorter walk.
It also means noticing when you’re in less pain in certain areas, and deciding to do a little bit more. Sometimes that means standing at my desk longer, taking a longer walk, or engaging in a little bit more movement.
The practice of forgiveness is our most important contribution to the healing of the world. ―Marianne Williamson
Forgiveness is an essential part of the healing process that can allow us to let go, move forward, and stop replaying old narratives in our minds.
It does not help us to hold grudges and think negative thoughts about people who have hurt us, or about ourselves. No matter what wrongs have been done, we can choose forgiveness right now. We have the capability of forgiving someone or ourselves unconditionally in this present moment.
We can choose forgiveness all on our own. We don’t even need to tell anyone about it―so let go and free yourself through forgiveness, and contribute to the collective healing of the world.