8 Powerful Quotes on Inner Healing and Renewal
We are all enduring some kind of inner wound that calls out for us to heal and transcend it. Healing and mending is an emotionally messy and dark place. It hurts to revisit old wounds. It’s painful to step back into what harmed our soul. Yet we cannot deny pain or discard healing because that only makes the pain even more powerful and detrimental to our inner being. Pain has an entry point, a seemingly weak spot within perhaps from a past occurrence in earlier years. There is karma and a purpose for all our inner grief, and only we can reshape it to something more positive. When something hurts, it is teaching us something, beyond the pain and beneath the sorrow- if we learn, we win.
In reconciling our sorrow we can transform our deepest woes or perceived fragility into our resolute strength. Healing needs hope, patience and pure bravery. When we get brave then we can sew new worlds for ourselves; ones in which we are able to once more open our heart and mind to possibility and chance. We cannot ask for healing from the source of our pain. We take responsibility and empower ourselves through it- this is how we mend.
We have the innate ability to restore, renew and reinvent ourselves. We should never doubt our capacity to become wiser through wounds and more beautiful through our bravery.
Here are 8 powerful quotes to help inspire healing and renewal.
“I’m here. I love you. I don’t care if you need to stay up crying all night long, I will stay with you. If you need the medication again, go ahead and take it—I will love you through that, as well. If you don’t need the medication, I will love you, too. There’s nothing you can ever do to lose my love. I will protect you until you die, and after your death I will still protect you. I am stronger than Depression and I am braver than Loneliness and nothing will ever exhaust me.”
― Elizabeth Gilbert, Eat, Pray, Love
“It has been said, ‘time heals all wounds.’ I do not agree. The wounds remain. In time, the mind, protecting its sanity, covers them with scar tissue and the pain lessens. But it is never gone.”
― Rose Fitzgerald Kennedy
“As my sufferings mounted I soon realized that there were two ways in which I could respond to my situation — either to react with bitterness or seek to transform the suffering into a creative force. I decided to follow the latter course.”
― Martin Luther King Jr.
“One thing: you have to walk, and create the way by your walking; you will not find a ready-made path. It is not so cheap, to reach to the ultimate realization of truth. You will have to create the path by walking yourself; the path is not ready-made, lying there and waiting for you. It is just like the sky: the birds fly, but they don’t leave any footprints. You cannot follow them; there are no footprints left behind.”
“The wound is the place where the Light enters you.”
― Jalaluddin Rumi
“So I am not a broken heart.
I am not the weight I lost or miles or ran and I am not the way I slept on my doorstep under the bare sky in smell of tears and whiskey because my apartment was empty and if I were to be this empty I wanted something solid to sleep on. Like concrete.
I am not this year and I am not your fault.
I am muscles building cells, a little every day, because they broke that day,
but bones are stronger once they heal and I am smiling to the bus driver and replacing my groceries once a week and I am not sitting for hours in the shower anymore.
I am the way a life unfolds and bloom and seasons come and go and I am the way the spring always finds a way to turn even the coldest winter into a field of green and flowers and new life.
I am not your fault.”
― Charlotte Eriksson
“You have the power to heal your life, and you need to know that. We think so often that we are helpless, but we’re not. We always have the power of our minds…Claim and consciously use your power.”
― Louise L. Hay
You’ve got it all wrong.
You didn’t come here to master unconditional love. This is where you came from and where you’ll return.
You came here to learn personal love.
Infused with divinity.
Lived through the grace of stumbling.
Demonstrated through the beauty of… messing up.
You didn’t come here to be perfect, you already are.
You came here to be gorgeously human. Flawed and fabulous.
And rising again into remembering.
But unconditional love? Stop telling that story.
Love in truth doesn’t need any adjectives.
It doesn’t require modifiers.
It doesn’t require the condition of perfection.
It only asks you to show up.
And do your best.
That you stay present and feel fully.
That you shine and fly and laugh and cry and hurt and heal and fall and get back up and play and work and live and die as YOU.
― Courtney A. Walsh
We are not meant to live beneath the blanket of insulation, fear and sorrow. We are not meant to remain wounded. Life is a full experience that will bruise us through its beauty and make us stronger through the incisions on our heart. The betrayals, manipulations, oppression, and failures we may encounter are our chariots toward greater compassion and self knowledge. When we feel it all, we can flow with life rather than root ourselves to pain and sorrow that locks us into fearful living. Pain is a consequence of having the grace of an open heart- to show up to life as we are, and there is never any shame in that. We should not conceal our wounds or hide from our darkness- we are not worth less because of it, in fact, we are worth more.
It is only by shining the light on our inner pain and shadows of shattered dreams that we are able uncover the true strength that sits within the tiers and secrets of our soul…never settle for less by refuting pain and sadness.
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