Healing quotes

tikiwoowooApril 6, 2008

"There is no despair so absolute as that which comes with the first moments of our first great sorrow, when we have not yet known what it is to have suffered and be healed, to have despaired and recovered hope."

George Eliot

"Our sadness is an energy we discharge in order to heal. ...Sadness is painful. We try to avoid it. Actually discharging sadness releases the energy involved in our emotional pain. To hold it in is to freeze the pain within us. The therapeutic slogan is that grieving is the Âhealing feeling.'"

John Bradshaw

"To weep is to make less the depth of grief."

William Shakespeare

"Seek not happiness too greedily, and be not fearful of unhappiness."

Lao-tzu

"When the heart grieves over what it has lost, the spirit rejoices over what it has left."

Sufi epigram

"Grief is neither a sign of weakness nor a lack of faith. It's the price we pay for love."

~ Darcie Sims

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tenderchichi

What though the radiance which was once so bright
Be now for ever taken from my sight,
Though nothing can bring back the hour
Of splendour in the grass, of glory in the flower;
We will grieve not, rather find
Strength in what remains behind...

William Wordsworth

    Bookmark   April 6, 2008 at 10:39PM
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jampack

Beautiful quotes! Thank you ladies ! I think you must be sisters in spirit. But then, aren't we all brothers and sisters.
Jan

    Bookmark   April 8, 2008 at 9:59AM
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tenderchichi

THE BLESSED/ William Butler Yeats

UMHAL called out, bending his head,
Till Dathi came and stood,
With a blink in his eyes, at the cave-mouth,
Between the wind and the wood.

And Cumhal said, bending his knees,
'I have come by the windy way
To gather the half of your blessedness
And learn to pray when you pray.

I can bring you salmon out of the streams
And heron out of the skies.'
But Dathi folded his hands and smiled
With the secrets of God in his eyes.

And Cumhal saw like a drifting smoke
All manner of blessed souls,
Women and children, young men with books,
And old men with croziers and stoles.

'Praise God and God's Mother, Dathi said,
'For God and God's Mother have sent
The blessedest souls that walk in the world
To fill your heart with content.'

'And which is the blessedest,' Cumhal said,
'Where all are comely and good?
Is it these that with golden thuribles
Are singing about the wood?'

'My eyes are blinking,' Dathi said,
'With the secrets of God half blind,
But I can see where the wind goes
And follow the way of the wind;

'And blessedness goes where the wind goes,
And when it is gone we are dead;
I see the blessedest soul in the world
And he nods a drunken head.

'O blessedness comes in the night and the day
And whither the wise heart knows;
And one has seen in the redness of wine
The Incorruptible Rose,

'That drowsily drops faint leaves on him
And the sweetness of desire,
While time and the world are ebbing away
In twilights of dew and of fire.'

    Bookmark   April 9, 2008 at 12:24PM
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