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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 They may be short-tempered, emotional, distant or withdrawn.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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29 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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    1. Thank you! I think sometimes peolple get caught up in thingking that their healing (or the healing of others) should be done on a specific timeline. We will often revisit what we need to heal from because it is a journey. Thanks for reading!

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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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    1. I love how you’ve expanded on this — healing beautifully and fully reminds me of the Japansese art of repairing broken pottery (I think it’s called Kintsugi) with powdered gold. The repair adds to the beauty and meaning of the piece. Thank you so much for reading!

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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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  7. It’s really hard to always be kind, we have our own fears and often others can trigger us and we’ll raise our voice. I think it’s important to realize and say sorry when it happens, and to remind ourselves and others that we are human and that mistakes can happen, even in good faith or because an event was triggering. I know I snap very easily when I feel attacked and maybe the other person isn’t really attacking me; I’ve come to realize that’s my fragility talking, that I have to forgive myself when it happens and to explain my fragility to the other person, who most of the time will understand and also forgive me for snapping.
    Forgiving and opening the heart to others can be so healing!

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    1. It is always hard to be kind, and many people who are healing (myself included) can sometime lash out or be triggered by certain things. I think it’s a credit to you that you’ve realized your fragility is talking when you feel attacked — this is healing in action. Finding people who will hold you accountable but as part of their forgiveness can be difficult but they are around us and they are blessings that we can return when they need it too. Thank you so much for commenting!

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