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Poetry

Finding Your Way …

Emotional healing can be rest, it can be careful reflection. It can be self-care, confrontation, silence, therapy, exercise and many other things. It’s as individual as we are. There’s no right way to do it, no set timeframe, it’s not even linear. How we piece ourselves back together looks and feels different for everyone — but healing is a quiet teacher that will show us the way forward.

a poem by molly of transatlantic notes that reads listen carefully to what your healing is quietly teaching you

Those who are around someone who is healing, if you can, be patient with them. They may be short-tempered, emotional, distant or withdrawn. They can be clingy, insecure, rowdy or forthright — they will express their pain in a number of different ways. Celebrate their progress, remind them of how far they’ve come and respect the space they’ve created in order to soothe the parts of them that need the greatest of care.

Be kind to yourself and others, always.

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25 thoughts on “Finding Your Way …”

  1. This is a great reminder of the importance of being patient. None of us know what other people are dealing with. Thank you!

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  2. Yes! Healing is a process. Thanks for reminding us to be patient with ourselves and others. Many times, when someone is managing their own pain, it’s hard for them to be there for others. Show compassion and understand we are each on a journey to healing.

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    1. I agree — we need more compassion and understanding that other people are all healing from something and they may sometimes be reacting or responding from a place of pain. Kindness is a powerful form of love and strength. We must do out best to share it (with ourselves and those around us).

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  3. Emotional healing is so vital for everyone! Having that time out to help heal your traumas. Love all the ideas you’ve listed whether it’s self care, therapy or just some time in your solitude.

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  4. This is a lovely reminder, so full of self-healing! All healing tells us something about what we are healing from, but we often have to listen to the lesson to heal beautifully and fully.

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  5. Very well written, loved this line- “healing is a quiet teacher that will show us the way forward” I completely believe in it. Thanks for sharing.

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  6. I love this post so much! Emotional healing is something very hard. It could be the little things that attack us the most. Who knows. I think we should always be careful with whatever we say to other people. Being kind to others and to ourselves is important. Let’s not forget a positive mindset that is always helpful.

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