Healing Quotes

The following quotes are from diverse traditions and are all about healing and ways of being that promote internal and external peace.


I find the great thing in this world is not so much where we stand, as in what direction we are moving: To reach the port of heaven, we must sail sometimes with the wind and sometimes against it, — but we must sail, and not drift, nor lie at anchor.
– Oliver Wendell Holmes,
“The Autocrat of the Breakfast Table,”

Let us remember that sorrow alone is the creator of great things
– Ernest Renan

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

God is burning out of you everything which is unlike himself
– Mother Teresa

The great man is he who does not lose his child’s heart
– Mencius

The paradox of courage is
that a man must be a little careless of his life
even in order to keep it
– G.K. Chesterton

It is a terrible thing
To be so open;
it is as if my heart put on a face
and I walked into the world
– Sylvia Plath

To every thing there is a season,
and a time to every purpose under the heaven…
– Ecclesiastes 3:1

Words are, of course, the most powerful drug used by mankind.
– Rudyard Kipling

Don’t be sad, don’t be angry, if life deceives you!
Submit to your grief — your time for joy will come, believe me.
– Alexandr Pushkin

When it is dark enough, you can see the stars.
– Charles A Beard

Trusting your intuition means tuning in as deeply as you can to the energy you feel, following that energy moment to moment, trusting that it will lead you where you want to go and bring you everything you desire.
– Shakti Gawain

The mountain remains unmoved at seeming defeat by the mist.
– Rabindranath Tagore

Today I live in the quiet, joyous expectation of good.
– Ernest Holmen

  • Circumstances

    • Relationship Issues
    • Major Life Changes
    • Separation/Divorce Physical/Emotional Abuse
    • Sexual Abuse/AssaultTraumaParenting
    • Loss

    • Death/Dying

    • Sexual Issues

    • Difficultly Sleeping

    • Spiritual Crisis

    • Spiritual Development

  • Behaviors

    • Socially Withdrawn From Others
    • Avoidance, Aggression: emotional/verbal/physical
    • Compulsive or Obsessive use of: alcohol, drugs, food, T.V., sex, computer, shopping
    • Child/Adolescent Problems
    • Obsessive
    • Impulsive
    • Hyperactive
    • Distractibility
    • Self Harm
  • Emotions

    • Depression

    • Anxiety/Worry/Panic

    • Agitation/Anger/Frustration

    • Sadness/Despair

    • Grief

    • Hopelessness

    • Fear/Terror

    • Mood Swings

    • Anger

    • Shame/Guilt

    • Loneliness

  • Thoughts

    • Difficulty with concentration/attention

    • Recurrent/intrusive thoughts

    • I am worthless

    • I am always scared

    • I can’t do anything right

    • I’m not lovable

    • Everything is my fault

    • I’m alone

    • I’ll always feel this way

    • It will always be this way