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The main reason for healing is love.

Paracelsus

   

Healing is not the same as curing.  Healing does not take us back to what was before, rather, Healing brings us closer to our true Self.

unattributed

      

The greatest barrier to own own healing is not the pain, sorrow or violence inflicted upon us as children.  Our greatest hindrance is our ongoing capacity to judge, to criticize, and to bring tremendous harm to ourselves.  If we can harden our heart against ourselves and meet our most tender feelings with anger and condemnation, we simultaneously armor our heart against the possibility of gentleness, love and healing.

Wayne Muller
   
   
Healing requires from us to stop struggling, but to enjoy life more and endure it less.

Darina Stoyanova

  

The greatest force in the human body is the natural drive of the body to heal itself--but that force is not independent of the belief system.  Everything begins with belief.  What we believe is the most powerful option of all.

Norman Cousins

   

Your body has natural healing capacities that nobody in the field of medicine can pretend ultimately to understand.  If you break a bone it will heal itself.  All the doctor does is make sure the pieces of the bone are properly set back together.

Wayne Dyer

  

Healing ourselves on the spiritual level involves developing a strong
connection with our soul.  We heal ourselves on the mental level as
we become aware of our core beliefs, release those that limit us, and
open to more supportive ideas and greater understanding.  Emotional
healing takes place as we learn to accept and experience the full range
of our feelings.  And we heal ourselves on the physical level when we learn
to honor and care for our bodies, and for the physical world around us.

Shakti Gawain

   

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If a culture treats a particular illness with compassion and enlightened
understanding, then sickness can be seen as a challenge, as a
healing crisis and opportunity.  Being sick is then not a condemnation
or a moral judgment, but a movement in a larger process
of healing and restoration.  When sickness is viewed positively and in
supportive terms, then illness has a much better chance to heal,
with the concomitant result that the entire person
may grow and be enriched in the process.

Ken Wilber

   
A person who hides the truth that he or she is sick
cannot expect to be cured.

Ethiopian Proverb
  

It's far more important to know what person the disease has
than what disease the person has.

Hippocrates

   

Miracles rest not so much upon healing power coming suddenly
near us from afar, but upon our perceptions being made finer,
so that for the moment our eyes can see and our ears can hear
what has been there around us always.

Willa Cather

   

   
There once was a wise sage who wandered the countryside.
One day, as he passed near a village, he was approached by
a woman who saw he was a sage and told him of a sick child
nearby.  She beseeched him to help this child.  The sage came
to the village, and a crowd gathered around him, for such a man
was a rare sight.  One woman brought the sick child to him,
and he said a prayer over her.

 "Do you really think your prayer will help her, when medicine
has failed?" yelled a man from the crowd.

 "You know nothing of such things!  You are a
stupid fool!" said the sage to the man.

The man became very angry with these words and his face grew
hot and red.  He was about to say something, or perhaps strike out,
when the sage walked over to him and said:  "If one word has such
power as to make you so angry and hot,
may not another have the power to heal?" 

 And thus, the sage healed two people that day.

unattributed

   

Healing is the journey.  The destination is yourself.  The full recognition
of all the different aspects of yourself—your joy, your sorrow, your pain,
your pleasure—all lead you to the source of who you are.  Only by having
intimate contact with this source can you experience the fullness of your
life.  Only by fearlessly looking within can you embrace the landscape
of your life and open yourself completely to all the love
and compassion that lives inside you.

Philip Berk

   

   
Healing takes time.  Despite great advances in medicine, the biggest
part of your recovery is attributable to the enormous healing power
inside you.  The body heals itself according to its
own timetable--anxious thoughts never hasten recuperation.

Criswell Freeman
  

If a person can turn from predicting illness to anticipating
recovery, the foundation for cure is laid.

Bernie Siegel

   

Drugs are not always necessary.
Belief in recovery always is.

Norman Cousins

  
  

To ward off disease or recover health, people as a rule
find it easier to depend on healers than to attempt
the more difficult task of living wisely.

Rene Dubos

  

It's supposed to be a professional secret, but I'll tell you anyway.
We doctors do nothing.  We only help and encourage the doctor
within.  We are at best when we give the doctor who resides
within each patient a chance to go to work.

Albert Schweitzer

   

Healing from our past is an essential aspect of expanding our sense of self
and awakening our capacity to love. This shift often manifests as a change
in the questions we've been asking ourselves. Instead of What do I need?
we ask, How can I serve? Instead of What am I getting out of this? we
start to ask, What can I bring to this situation to promote
the highest possible outcome for everyone involved
?

David Simon

  

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The healing of our present woundedness may lie in recognizing and
reclaiming the capacity we have to heal each other, the enormous
power in the simplest of human relationships: the strength of a touch,
the blessing of forgiveness, the grace of someone else taking you just
as you are and finding in you an unsuspected goodness. Everyone alive
has suffered. It is the wisdom gained from our wounds and from our
own experiences of suffering that make us able to heal. Becoming
expert has turned out to be less important than remembering and
trusting the wholeness in myself and everyone else. Expertise cures,
but wounded people can best be healed by other wounded people.
Only other wounded people can understand what is needed,
for the healing of suffering is compassion, not expertise.

Rachel Naomi Remen
Kitchen Table Wisdom
   

Body and soul cannot be separated for purposes of treatment, for they are
one and indivisible.  Sick minds must be healed as well as sick bodies.

C. Jeff Miller

   

Healing proceeds from the depths to the heights.

Carl Jung

  
    
More people die of their medicines than their diseases.

Moliere
    

Unfortunately, all is not beauty and peace.  I don't believe I've ever met
a person who hasn't been challenged or wounded by something.  Difficulties
present choices:  we can either waste away from our wounds or use them to
grow our souls.  My husband, for example, is a survivor of the Second World
War.  As a child, he suffered through six years of bombings, near-escapes,
and concentration camps.  Part of his soul work has been the gradual
transformation of this deep well of grief and pain.  As he heals himself, he
also participates in healing that terrible idea of war in others.  I have always
said that no one heals alone--we heal through and for one another.


Joan Borysenko

   

When cancer first came into my life, people all around me treated
it as the enemy.  I was told I had to join the medical team and we'd
fight together to defeat it.  This was the wrong thing to say to someone
who was the last one to be picked for any team.  I was much happier
sitting on the sidelines and encouraging the other players.  I was
totally unskilled at defeating anything.  So I secretly went my own
way and decided that I was free to choose the meaning of the healing
experience.  I decided I would develop a friendly relationship
with the cancer, which was something I was good at.

Dawna Markova

   
   
You can accept or reject the way you are treated by other people, but
until you heal the wounds of your past, you will continue to bleed. You
can bandage the bleeding with food, with alcohol, with drugs, with work,
with cigarettes, with sex, but eventually, it will all ooze through and stain
your life.  You must find the strength to open the wounds, stick your
hands inside, pull out the core of the pain that is holding you in
your past, the memories, and make peace with them.

Iyanla Vanzant
Yesterday, I Cried
  

Healing requires far more of us than just the participation of our intellectual
and even our emotional resources. And it certainly demands that we do more
than look backwards at the dead-end archives of our past. Healing is, by
definition, taking a process of disintegration of life and
transforming it into a process of return to life.

Caroline Myss

  

"Healing," Papa would tell me,
"is not a science, but the intuitive art
of wooing Nature."

W.H. Auden

  

Silence is the source of healing.  When we bring things from within ourselves
out into the light of awareness, a healing process happens.  In the silence,
we can let go of all anger, sadness, fear, loneliness and frustration.

Swami Dhyan Giten
Presence--Working from Within

   

Few people can fail to generate a self-healing process when
they become genuinely involved in healing others.

Theodore I. Rubin

  

Everyone alive has suffered.  It is the wisdom gained from our wounds
and from our own experiences of suffering that makes us able to heal.
Becoming expert has turned out to be less important than remembering and
trusting the wholeness in myself and everyone else.  Expertise cures,
but wounded people can best be healed by other wounded people.
Only other wounded people can understand what is needed,
for the healing of suffering is compassion, not expertise.

Rachel Naomi Remen

  

    

  

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