Healing may not be so much about getting better, as about letting go of everything that isn’t you – all of the expectations, all of the beliefs – and becoming who you are. (in Bill Moyers’ Healing and the Mind)
Time doesn’t heal anything. It’s like drinking. The best it can do is help you forget, if you’re lucky.
We are all wounded. But wounds are necessary for his healing light to enter into our beings. Without wounds and failure and frustrations and defeats, there will be no opening for his brilliance to tickle in and invade our lives. Failures in life are courses with very high tuition fees, so I don’t cut classes and miss my lessons: on humility, on patience, on hope, on asking others for help, on listening to God, on trying again and again and again.
You think you can avoid [pain,] but you actually can’t. If you do, you just get sicker, or you feel more pain. But if you can speak it, if you can write it, if you can paint it, it is very healing.
I’m not everything I want to be, but I’m more than I was, and I’m still learning.
In a futile attempt to erase our past, we deprive the community of our healing gift. If we conceal our wounds out of fear and shame, our inner darkness can neither be illuminated nor become a light for others.
Repent while there is still time to change.
Hope is a great believe.
Theirs was the eternal youth of an alternating self, a youth with the constant although unfulfilled promise of growing up
Unhealthy behavior is actually common among doctors, who tend to know a lot about medicine but very little about health.