The purpose of healing is not to be forever happy; that is impossible. The purpose of healing is to be awake. And to live while you are alive instead of dying while you are alive. Healing is about being broken and whole at the same time. Healing is about opening our hearts, not closing them. It is about softening the places in us that won’t let love in. Healing is a process.
The act of being fully in the moment, alive to the subtleties of sensation, feeling, awake to color, sound, temperature, the awareness of life as it is—not as it was, not as it could have been, not as you wish it would be—is what being alive is all about.
Thank you to everyone who sent a text, left a comment, sent an email, or shared my previous post. The quote above is what I was trying to get at: “Healing is about being broken and whole at the same time.” Remembering this helps me. Being open to receiving your love and support buoys me. xo