passes while love remains. ~Anonymous
There is a space in my heart that is always yours. ~Martha Whitmore Hickman
people who are capable of loving strongly can also suffer great sorrow, but this same necessity of loving serves to counteract
their grief and heals them. ~Leo Tolstoy
An additional strain
connected with Fritz’ long illness…was my inability for two or three years to recall him as he was before he
got ill. I remember lying awake at night struggling in vain to recapture his image…how much I suffered through this
blockage I only realized fully through the ecstasy of joy and relief when I could recall again the younger, healthy Fritz.
Unless we remember we cannot understand.
~Edward M. Forster
Secrets are things we give to others to keep for us. ~Elbert
Man is born broken. He lives by mending. The grace of God is glue. ~Eugene
One does not discover new lands without losing sight of the shore for a very long time. ~Andre Gide
What lies behind us and what lies before us are tiny matters, compared
to what lies within us.
~Ralph Waldo Emerson
is the word of a philosopher which does not heal any suffering of man.
I do not believe that suffering teaches. If suffering alone taught, all the world would be wise
since everyone suffers. To suffering must be added mourning, understanding, patience, love, openness and the willingness to
remain vulnerable. ~Anne Morrow Lindbergh
And suddenly at the very moment when, so far, I mourned H. least, I remembered
her best. Indeed it was something (almost) better than the memory; an instantaneous, unanswerable impression. To say it was
like a meeting would be going too far. Yet there was that in it which tempts one to use those words. It was as if the lifting
of the sorrow removed a barrier. ~C. S. Lewis, A Grief Observed
God can heal a broken heart, but He
has to have all the pieces. ~Author Unknown
Sadness flies on the wings of the morning and out of the heart of darkness comes the light.
When love is lost, do not bow your head in sadness; instead
keep your head up high and gaze into heaven for that is where your broken heart has been sent to heal. ~Author Unknown
Gratitude is the memory of the
heart. ~Jean Baptiste Massieu
the bridge that carried you over. ~George Colman
Throughout history, "tender loving care" has uniformly been recognized as a valuable element in
healing. ~Larry Dossey
is no psychiatrist in the world like a puppy licking your face. ~Ben Williams
There are two means of refuge from
the miseries of life: music and cats. ~Albert Schweitzer
Mental health problems do not affect
three or four out of every five persons but one out of one. ~William Menninger
Take care of your body. It's the only place you have to live. ~Jim
Time is too slow for
those who wait, too swift for those who fear, too long for those who grieve, too short for those who rejoice, but for those
who love, time is eternity. ~Henry Van Dyke
For me, singing sad songs often has a way of healing a situation. It gets the hurt out in the open into the light, out
of the darkness.~Reba McEntire
I love sharing my story. It's endlessly healing.~Ben Vereen
think music in itself is healing. It's an explosive expression of humanity. It's something we are all touched by. No matter
what culture we're from, everyone loves music. ~Billy Joel
I'm touched by the idea that when we
do things that are useful and helpful - collecting these shards of spirituality - that we may be helping to bring about a
healing. ~Leonard Nimoy
is reasonable to expect the doctor to recognize that science may not have all the answers to problems of health and healing. ~Norman Cousins
Of one thing I am certain, the body is not the measure of healing, peace is the measure.
love stories never have endings. ~Richard Bach
The risk of love is loss, and the price of loss is grief. But the pain of grief
is only a shadow when compared with the pain of never risking love. ~Hilary Stanton Zunin
They whom we love and lose are no longer where they were
before. They are now...wherever we are.
~St. John Chrysostom
God shall wipe away all tears from their eyes; and there shall be no more death, neither sorrow, nor crying, neither shall
there be any more pain: for the former things are passed away.
~Book of Revelation 21:4, King James Version
The Difference Between Curing and Healing
In modern medicine,
healing is related to restoration, or a return to function. If we have a broken leg, for example, the bones will heal and
we will walk again. While the functional return to health, or curing, can be part of the healing process, there is more. In
the broadest sense of the word, healing may not cure catastrophic diseases such as AIDS or cancer. But healing does restore
an inner order to persons with serious illness. This restoration of balance fosters emotional strength, peace of mind, acceptance
and an inner knowing of spiritual wholeness.
If we consider
healing to be an integration of physical, emotional, mental and spiritual energies, then healing can take place whether or
not there is a return to function. A person with cancer may have a satisfying life and experience a pain-free and peaceful
death. These experiences of integration and wholeness represent healing, even though the cancer is still present. Yes, spontaneous
remission of symptoms (curing) can and does occur, but healing is not the absence of disease...it is the presence of insight.
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