'Healing,' Papa would tell me, 'is not a science, but the intuitive art of wooing nature.'
— W. H. Auden
Follow, poet, follow right To the bottom of the night, With your unconstraining voice Still persuade us to rejoice; With the farming of a verse Make a vineyard of the curse, Sing of human unsuccess In a rapture of distress; In the deserts of the heart Let the healing fountain start, In the prison of his days Teach the free man how to praise.
— W. H. Auden
Healthy parenting is especially challenging when our own childhoods weren't healthy. It requires energy, attention, and constant restraint. Realize that you need healing. Take time out to nurture yourself.
— Vimala McClure
Healing fails to occur because it is much easier to injure another than to heal oneself.
— Vernon Howard
Just as surely as distress must follow self-deceit, healing must follow self-honesty.
— Vernon Howard
The Truth must be told at all costs, no matter how unpopular it may be. The authentic spiritual leader, having freed himself of his own false need to be popular, tells the Truth whether it falls on fertile or stony ground. Such a teacher is the salt of the earth, though few know it. If you think the world is delirious as is, you would find it intolerable without his healing influence.
— Vernon Howard
The pacifist's task today is to find a method of helping and healing which provides a revolutionary constructive substitute for war.
— Vera Brittain
The state of ill health is a moment to moment happening. Healing is moment to moment balance, bringing awareness to our thoughts, feelings and emotions and how we respond.
— Vasant Lad
To make your spiritual yearning public, I thought, was to announce that you were wounded. To turn deeply into religion was to admit that your own resources were so weak you had to resort to magic and miracle cures for healing. To acquire faith was to mobilize the powers of an overly active imagination.
— Vanessa L Ochs
I think it's really healing to see movies that are based on true stories. It builds so much more compassion and empathy.
— Vanessa Hudgens
When you hear the music ringin' in your soulAnd you feel it in your heart and it grows and growsAnd it comes from the backstreet rock & roll and the healing has begun...
— Van Morrison
Lizzie Harris's debut collection, Stop Wanting, crafts images and lines of such arresting splendor that I am very often driven to joy at the feats of beauty and healing that language is capable of bringing into being.
— Tracy K. Smith
Healing takes courage, and we all have courage, even if we have to dig a little to find it.
— Tori Amos
Healing for me is being able to sit next to the butcher and say 'Yes, I'm sitting next to the butcher now,' instead of saying 'there is no butcher'.
— Tori Amos
...Her entire life has been devoted to healing the deepest, most invasive unseeable scar that one can ever have.
— Tori Amos
You're going to feel good. But no matter how much you rehab you do, you can't speed up the healing process. I would rather see a guy come back in 14 months and pitch seven, eight or nine more years then come back in 10 months and get hurt again. You cannot mess with mother nature and father time. Nature will heal it if you give it time.
— Tommy John
You know that old joke about potheads having bad memories? Well, the bad memories are like pain, discomfort, and fear. So you lose all that, and the body reacts by healing faster and stronger.
— Tommy Chong
I am operating under the philosophy that I will simply use what I need and the rest - even if I still have it somewhere - is not mine. It is others'. It is for the healing of the natural world. And it is in the process of returning.
— Tom Shadyac
Illnesses are often times a reflection of an emotional place that needs healing or attention.
— Tom Shadyac
Two weeks ago at the Greater Glory Gathering Virginia Beach, the Lord spoke to me about contending for a greater outpouring of his presence, signs, and wonders. During this prophetic experience I saw the Revival Healing Angel that had visited us in Lakeland, Florida.
— Todd Bentley
I'm praying for healing for our nation. For retaliation that yields constructive results. Peaceful protests. We need each other.
— Tituss Burgess
Only if you first seek inner forgiveness will your confrontation be temperate, wise, and gracious. Only when you have lost the need to see the other person hurt will you have any chance of actually bringing about change, reconciliation, and healing. You have to submit to the costly suffering and death of forgiveness if there is going to be any resurrection.
— Timothy Keller
When you learn how to trust your feelings then you'll know how to recognize it - That part of you that needs no healing is like a swollen river rising. So choke me with a violent passion and drown me in a deep emotion. You've got to help me build this feeling. I'm swimming in a stagnant ocean. Been blinded by smoke and mirrors and crippled by a fear of tomorrow. If you don't help me shake this feeling, then I'll be marking time in Limbo.
— Tim Finn
And no matter what anybody says about grief and about time healing all wounds, the truth is, there are certain sorrows that never fade away until the heart stops beating and the last breath is taken.
— Tiffanie DeBartolo
Christ heals with more ease than any other. Christ makes the devil go out with a word (Mark 9:25). Nay, he can cure with a look: Christ's look melted Peter into repentance; it was a healing look. If Christ doth but cast a look upon the soul he can recover it. Therefore David prays to have a look from God, 'Look Thou upon me, and be merciful unto me' (Psalm 119:132).
— Thomas Watson
'Psychotherapy' is a private, confidential conversation that has nothing to do with illness, medicine, or healing.
— Thomas Szasz
Love is the catalyst that causes change. Love is the balm that brings healing to the soul.
— Thomas S. Monson
As the years go by, I find myself experiencing God's extraordinary concern, consideration, healing, and what I call in my books, the divine therapy.
— Thomas Keating
" It is not healing to see your childhood home, but it helps you measure whether you are broken, and how and why, assuming you want to know.
— Thomas Harris
Prevention is so much better than healing because it saves the labor of being sick.
— Thomas Adams
Few people can fail to generate a self-healing process, when they become genuinely involved in healing others.
— Theodore Isaac Rubin
Pain is one of life's great lessons. You need to know how you'll react to the negatives in your life. Only then will you learn from the pain, and the next time it happens, you can speed up your healing process.
— Terry Bradshaw
There was a time in my recuperation and healing where I just had to tell myself it is just time to get up and live your life the way you want to live.
— Tedy Bruschi
Jesus Christ would have been considered just another long-haired hippie freak if he hadn't been crucified. The folks weren't impressed with healing the sick, feeding the multitudes bread and fish or anything else, except maybe the walking on water. But when he got crucified, that gave him his big start.
— Ted Turner
Prose, narratives, etcetera, can carry healing. Poetry does it more intensely.
— Ted Hughes
I am a firm believer in living as if there were no such thing as a secret. If we hide our sins and live in darkness, we will never get the healing we so desperately need; in fact, if it is hidden so well that we don't even recognize it, we may never even find forgiveness.
— Ted Haggard
Why write a book on uncovering past lives? Because the benefits for personal empowerment, healing, and enlightenment are tremendous.
— Ted Andrews
By means of meditation we can teach our minds to be calm and balanced; within this calmness is a richness and a potential, an inner knowledge which can render our lives boundlessly satisfying and meaningful. While the mind may be what traps us in unhealthy patterns of stress and imbalance, it is also the mind which can free us. Through meditation, we can tap the healing qualities of mind.
— Tarthang Tulku
I am so grateful for my physical therapist, Teresa England, who taught me to respect the process of recovery. Healing is sometimes slow, and any pace but fast was alien to me. To me, the idea of patience and gradual progress was a very foreign idea. I truly learned patience from this woman, and how to appreciate the smallest signs of improvement.
— Tara Subkoff
The most powerful healing arises from the simple intention to love the life within you, unconditionally, with as much tenderness and presence as possible.
— Tara Brach