Thoughts for Thursday:
1.Healing is not a one-time event, but a continuous process of becoming. Healing is not something that happens overnight, or after a certain amount of time, or after a certain amount of therapy. Healing is a lifelong journey of discovering who we really are, what we really want, and how we can align our actions with our values. Healing is not about fixing what is broken, but about creating what is whole.
2. Healing is not about avoiding pain, but about embracing it. Pain is not something that we should try to escape from, suppress, or numb. Pain is a natural and inevitable part of life, and it can be a powerful teacher and catalyst for growth. Pain can show us what we need to heal, what we need to change, and what we need to let go of. Pain can also help us develop empathy, resilience, and gratitude.
3. Healing is not about finding happiness, but about finding meaning. Meaning can give us a sense of direction, motivation, and fulfillment, and it can help us cope with adversity and suffering.
4. Healing is not about changing ourselves, but about accepting ourselves. We often believe that we are not good enough, not worthy enough, not lovable enough, and that we need to change ourselves to fit in, to please others, or to meet some unrealistic standards.
5.Healing is not about relying on others, but about relying on ourselves. We often look for external sources of comfort, support, and guidance, and we expect others to heal us, to fix us, or to save us.
6. Healing is not about staying the same, but about growing and evolving. Healing is not about restoring the past, but about creating the future.
7.Healing is not about reaching a destination, but about enjoying the journey. Healing can be challenging, painful, and scary, but it can also be rewarding, and joyful .
Healing is forever . There will be times when you are triggered out of nowhere. Acknowledge it, accept it, and carry on. We’re moving forward , not backward.