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If you are going through the five stages of grief it can be hard to find sources of inspiration or condolence. Many individuals have found that using short quotes to give themselves an emotional pickup can be very effective, these quotes can come from many sources; world leaders, the Bible, poets, or even celebrities. Many funeral homes offer services that allow you to signup to receive a quote each day for a year. This can be a nice way to remind you of the joys of life and that while your loved one is gone they are not forgotten.
Below we have put together some well-known quotes to help with grief, forgiveness, and hope.
Quotes on Healing
Healing rain is a real touch from God. It could be physical healing or emotional or whatever. – Michael W. Smith
A joyful heart is good medicine, but a crushed spirit dries up the bones. – Proverbs 17:22
Enjoyable social interaction, community and laughter has a healing effect on the mind and body. – Bryant McGill
Some doors only open from the inside. Breath is a way of accessing that door. – Max Strom
Our sorrows and wounds are healed only when we touch them with compassion. – Buddha
Forgiveness is a mystical act, not a reasonable one. – Caroline Myss
Healing takes courage, and we all have courage, even if we have to dig a little to find it. – Tori Amos
The weak can never forgive. Forgiveness is the attribute of the strong. – Mahatma Gandhi
The soul always knows what to do to heal itself. The challenge is to silence the mind. – Caroline Myss
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.
Simply touching a difficult memory with some slight willingness to heal begins to soften the holding and tension around it. – Stephen Levine
Silence is a place of great power and healing. – Rachel Naomi Remen
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
Everybody has losses – it’s unavoidable in life. Sharing our pain is very healing. – Isabel Allende
To me, forgiveness is the cornerstone of healing. – Sylvia Fraser
Healing yourself is connected with healing others. – Yoko Ono
The practice of forgiveness is our most important contribution to the healing of the world. – Marianne Williamson
Healing Follows Forgiveness. – Pat Bluth
Only 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
Your body has the capacity of self-healing. What you have to do is allow it, to authorize it to heal. -Thich Nhat Hanh
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
Gracious words are like a honeycomb, sweetness to the soul and health to the body. – Proverbs 16:24
If you just allow your body and mind to rest, the healing with come by itself. – Thich Nhat Hanh
I’ve experienced several different healing methodologies over the years – counseling, self-help seminars, and I’ve read a lot – but none of them will work unless you really want to heal. – Lindsay Wagner
Music is a great healer. Begin and end your day with music. – Lailah Gifty Akita
Never underestimate the healing power of these three things – music, the ocean and the stars. – Anonymous
When wounds are healed by love, The scars are beautiful. – David Bowles
It has been said that time heals all wounds. The truth is that time does not heal anything. It merely passes. It is what we do during the passing of time that helps or hinders the healing process. – Jay Marshall
Allow yourself to ache. In it, there is healing.”― Naide P Obiang
By far the strongest poison to the human spirit is the inability to forgive oneself or another person. Forgiveness is no longer an option but a necessity for healing. – Caroline Myss
The more you are able to forgive then the more you are able to love. ― Stephen Richards
The best doctors in the world are Doctor Diet, Doctor Quiet, and Doctor Merryman. – Jonathan Swift
Healing is an inside job. – Dr. B.J. Palmer
Community is a beautiful thing; sometimes it even heals us and makes us better than we would otherwise be. – Philip Gulley
Laughter is a very underrated tool for healing. – Bronnie Ware
It’s when we start working together that the real healing takes place. – David Hume
The place of true healing is a fierce place. It’s a giant place. It’s a place of monstrous beauty and endless dark and glimmering light. And you have to work really, really, really hard to get there, but you can do it. – Cheryl Strayed
Once you start laughing, you start healing. – Sherry Argov
One of the most healing things you can do is recognize where in your life you are your own poison. – Steve Maraboli
Don’t ever discount the wonder of your tears. They can be healing waters and a stream of joy. Sometimes they are the best words the heart can speak. – William P. Young
Attention to the human body brings healing and regeneration. Through awareness of the body we remember who we really are. – Jack Kornfield
Healing is a different type of pain. It’s the pain of becoming aware of the power of one’s strength and weakness, of one’s capacity to love or do damage to oneself and to others, and of how the most challenging person to control in life is ultimately yourself. ― Caroline Myss
Natural forces within us are the true healers of disease. – Hippocrates
When we heal the earth, we heal ourselves. – David Orr
It’s not all about healing yourself; it’s just as importantly about letting yourself heal. – Terri Guillemets
Ultimately, there can be no complete healing until we have restored our primal trust in life. – Georg Feuerstein
To heal is to touch with love that which we previously touched with fear. – Stephen Levine
We do not heal the past by dwelling there; we heal the past by living fully in the present. – Marianne Williamson
Blessed are the hearts that can bend; they shall never be broken. – Albert Camus
We hope these quotes will help you find your own way of healing your loss and working through your grief. Sometimes simply reading the quotes of others can put what you are feeling into words, clarifying your own emotions and thoughts. While grief and healing are difficult to work through, with time and positive energy your grief will pass and you will be left with only love and memories of your loved one.
If you would like to find other resources to help with the grief of losing someone, please consider using a service such as Talkspace or consider a self-help book on working through grief. If you or anyone else you know is in danger of hurting themselves please call 1-800-273-8255.
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