Healing. “All healing is first a healing of the heart.” — Carl Townsend

I have been thinking about healing. What heals? How do we heal? What helps us heal? If time heals the body and work heals the spirit, what heals a heart?

Although the world is full of suffering, it is also full of the overcoming of it.
— Helen Keller

I think sometimes we get so caught up in the suffering, we forget all those who live as examples of healing and growth. It takes courage, that I know. To heal, you have to stop blaming others, and look honestly and without scales at yourself. All of us have scars that denote we have healed at some time. These scars are not all visible. We know we can and will heal, if we want to. It helps to look outwards and count the wonderful things in your life. Why is it when you lose someone or something you don’t want to you suddenly become blind to what good exists in your life and around you.

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.
— Rachel Naomi Remen

I see my latest walk through grief and grieving and letting go as an opportunity to grow. I can see positives and benefits, in myself physically, but also in my spirit. It is like the barriers that contained the sweet water of my true song have been broken apart and the part of me that sings sweetly (even in grief) has been freed to fly and breathe and sing.

Forgiving does not erase the bitter past. A healed memory is not a deleted memory. Instead, forgiving what we cannot forget creates a new way to remember. We change the memory of our past into a hope for our future.
— Lewis B. Smedes

5 comments on “Healing. “All healing is first a healing of the heart.” — Carl Townsend

  1. spoon, I know one does reach a point of no pain. Eventually. But noone can dictate when that might be. I suspect each wound has its own time in healing. And each person.

  2. i understand i am going through healing
    and until such time that i feel no pain
    i can say that i am truly healed.
    i’m actually curious if one arrives
    to that point with no pain.

  3. I am thinking about what it means…and opening myself to it. I don’t want to push it down and away and make the same mistakes again. I want to understand and help not hinder.

  4. Hmm I dunno…

    No seriously. I mean it.

    This is more about my lack of descriptive prose more than anything.

    Healing goes beyond ‘moving on’ it is a full synergist acceptance and processing of the wound to the psyche.

    but you know what I mean…

  5. I think it takes time to heal, and understanding and support from friends and family. It is also important to grieve though and through that, we can start to heal.

    Forgiveness and hope, sigh… I had given so much.

    I am glad you are seeing this as opportunity to grow, isn’t it wonderful to have wings and fly?

    Thank you for writing this and sharing.


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