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Healing Wounds in Life

In the realm of physical wound, it is called cicatrisation, is an intricate process in which the skin (or another organ-tissue) repairs itself after injury. It is a wonderful reminder that the human body has the innate capacity to heal itself.

But if the body can do that, how much more the mind and the soul? The soul has a natural capacity to heal and yet we do not tap this gift. The mind has a natural capacity to heal and yet we do not often experience this.

It is because most of us do not know the workings of the mind and the soul. And how these aspects of the self can bring integration and transformation.

What are the essential ingredients of healing?

1. An acknowledgment of the wound. Yes, some people go through life in a state of Denial. They don’t own and acknowledge that they have been abused or traumatized. Without this ownership, no healing happens.

2. A desire for healing. It has to be a deep desire to be healed.

3. A belief that healing will happen. In the Catholic tradition, a prayer is said before communion: Lord, I am not worthy but only say the word and I SHALL BE HEALED. Such is the power of faith.

4. An experience of a good process that facilitates healing. This may include counselling, therapy, spiritual healing and others. Professionals are trained to make healing happen. They seek ways to help a person go explore the mind and the soul in order to tap our natural healing capacity.

Wise Words

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Nature gave men two ends – one to sit on and one to think with. Ever since then man’s success or failure has been dependent on the one he used most
George R. Kirkpatrick

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Anyone can carry his burden, however hard, until nightfall. Anyone can do his work, however hard, for one day. Anyone can live sweetly, patiently, lovingly, purely, till the sun goes down. And this is all life really means.
-Robert Louis Stevenson

Never make your home in a place. Make a home for yourself inside your own head. You’ll find what you need to furnish it – memory, friends you can trust, love of learning, and other such things. That way it will go with you wherever you journey.

-Tad Williams

“When you were born, you were crying and everyone around “When you were born, you were crying and everyone around you was smiling. Live your life so that when you die, you’re the one smiling and everyone around you is crying.”

-Unknown

I thought growing up was something that happened automatically as you got older. But it turns out it’s something you have to choose to do. – TV show Scrubs