What does it mean to heal?

I ask myself this question all the time! Good lessons in here 🙂

Everything Matters: Beyond Meds

I’ve posted versions of this post several times now. I like revisiting these concepts from time to time.

I found some of the below quotes on a blog called, “Determined to Heal.” These are ideas I work with too. What does it mean to heal?

Healing to me does not mean returning to what one was before something went wrong. Wholeness does not necessarily mean normal. And even the word recovery is problematic because, frankly, I don’t want what I had before. Who wants to go backwards anyway? Healing means being whole even while still perhaps not functioning like others. Healing also suggests some sort of maturation and growth from “before” for all that is learned on the journey. Ultimately now, I see this journey as one of transformation and individuation.

It’s about accepting and being completely who I am with whatever limitations I have. I may still have limitations…

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5 thoughts on “What does it mean to heal?

  1. this quote got to the heart of it all for me.

    “Healing to me does not mean returning to what one was before something went wrong. Wholeness does not necessarily mean normal. And even the word recovery is problematic because, frankly, I don’t want what I had before. Who wants to go backwards anyway? Healing means being whole even while still perhaps not functioning like others. Healing also suggests some sort of maturation and growth from “before” for all that is learned on the journey. Ultimately now, I see this journey as one of transformation and individuation.
    It’s about accepting and being completely who I am with whatever limitations I have. I may still have limitations…”

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