These healing quotes will warm your heart and soothe your nerves.
They will be a balm for your much bruised mind.
But their real beauty lies not in providing comfort, but in energetically pointing you toward self-discovery.
"Be patient with everyone, but above all with yourself. I mean do not be disheartened by your imperfections, but always rise up with fresh courage" - Saint Francis de Sales
"Your suffering is my suffering and your happiness is my happiness" - Buddha
"How wonderful, how miraculous, all beings, but all beings, are fully endowed with the wisdom and power of the Tathagat(Buddha). But, sadly, human beings, due to sticky attachments, are not aware of it" - Buddha
"Walking on water is certainly miraculous, but walking peacefully on earth is an even greater miracle" - John Gray
"Nothing can arrest the progress of the human soul on its long pilgrimage from darkness to light, from the unreal to real, from death to immortality, and from ignorance to wisdom" - Djwahl Khul
"It is not easy for us to change. But it is possible and it is our glory as human beings" - M. Scott-Peck
"The faculty of continual transformation... is a profound expression of the dynamic character of the mind" - Lama Govinda
"Meditation offers an alternative to the purely materialistic values of modern life, it is a means of harmonizing or resolving the apparent conflict between the spiritual and the material aspects of living" - The Tibetan
"The power of the creative imagination is not only merely content with observing the world as it is, accepting a given reality, but is capable of creating a new reality by transforming the inner as well as the outer world" - Lama Govinda
"Trivial participation ultimately bores you, leaves behind a sense of shallowness, contributes little to your deeper sense of life. Significant participation, on the other hand, engages you, enthralls and satisfies you, it contributes to the meaning of your life" - Henry Skolimowski
"The extra smile, that extra kindness can mean so much to people. This is practice" - Ani Tenzin Palmo
"Each thought, each action in the sunlight of awareness becomes sacred. In this light, no boundaries exist between the sacred and the profane" - Thich Nhat Hanh
"Self examination is the key to insight, which is the key to wisdom" - M. Scott-Peck
"Every individual has the potentiality to become enlightened in the course of this life or later existences" - Lama Govinda
"The most beautiful and profound emotion that we can experience is the sensation of the mystical" - Albert Einstein
"Realise deeply that the present moment is all you ever have" - Eckhart Tolle
"Meditation is the single most powerful tool to aid recovery from disease and lead to a life of maximum health" - Ian Gawler
"While some people are apprehensive that meditation may conflict with their beliefs, the usual experience is that it leads to a heightened appreciation of their particular religious leanings and a greater level of personal joy" - Ian Gawler
"The greatest revolution in our generation is the discovery that human beings by changing the inner attitudes of their minds can change the outer aspects of their lives" - William James
"We must be the change we want to see in the world" - Mahatma Gandhi
"It is the only thing we can do. Each of us must turn inward and destroy in himself all that he thinks he ought to destroy in others. And remember that every atom of hate that we add to this world makes it sill more inhospitable" - Etty Hillesum
"When sunlight falls on a crystal, lights of all colors of the rainbow appear; yet they have no substance that you can grasp. Likewise, all thoughts in their infinite variety - devotion, compassion, harmfulness, desire - are utterly without substance. This is the mind of the Buddha.
There is no thought that is something other than emptiness; if you recognize the void nature of thoughts at the very moment they arise, they will dissolve. Attachment and hatred will never be able to disturb the mind. Deluded emotions will collapse by themselves. No negative actions will be accumulated, so no suffering will follow"
- Dilgo Khyentse Rinpoche
"Go into yourself and see how deep the place is from which your life flows" - Rainer Maria Rilke
"Mindfulness is the miracle by which we master and restore ourselves" - Thich Nhat Hanh
"The objective is to be in awareness, you must simply be aware of what you do when you are doing it, not afterwards" - Shaykh Fadhalla Heari
"What O Monks, is the origin of suffering? It is that craving which gives rise to even fresh rebirth" - Digha-Nikaya XXII
"Wisdom is a living stream, not an icon to be preserved in a museum. Only when a practitioner finds the spring of wisdom in his or her own life can it flow to a future generation" - Thich Nhat Hanh
"The king of death can't touch him who looks upon the world as a mirage" - The Dharmapada
Total healing occurs only when all physical, mental and emotional blockages are eliminated. In most cases, people only address one or at most two of these areas and that too at a superficial, outwardly level.
The healing quotes listed above give the keys to unlock the secrets of self-healing. They aid in treating not only the symptoms, but also the root causes behind our suffering.
What struck me most about these healing quotes was the common thread of mindfulness /awareness/going-within/non-attachment in all of them.
While reading and reflecting upon these healing quotes can and will provide relief from your travails, the real breakthrough will happen when you are able to integrate this quoted wisdom in your everyday life.
As they say, the proof of the pudding is in eating it; similarly the proof of a healing quote is in living it.
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