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200 Healing Quotes That Will Free Your Heart

Here are 200 of the best healing quotes I could find. Keep in mind that healing is a journey that takes time and we should never be ashamed of it. Stay strong my friend. Enjoy.

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Self-forgiveness can heal you. Andrew Zaffina

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Silence is a place of great power and healing. Rachel Naomi Remen

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Your wound is not your fault but your healing is your responsibility. Unknown

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It doesn’t hurt me unless I interpret it’s happening as harmful to me. I can choose not to. Marcus Aurelius

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Change, like healing, takes time. Veronica Roth


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A clear mind heals everything that needs to be healed. Byron Katie

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There is a crack in everything, that’s how the light gets in. Leonard Cohen

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Never hurt others to heal yourself. Never hurt yourself to heal others. @PersistentObser

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Healing doesn’t mean the damage never existed. It means the damage no longer controls our lives. Unknown

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Stop looking for happiness in the same place you lost it. Paulo Coelho


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If we are to nurture and heal, we must admit that the wounds exist. Iyanla Vanzant

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Knowing your own mind is the solution to all our problems. Lama Yeshe

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I think I’ve solved more problems on long walks than in front of a computer. Sahil Lavingia

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If you understand the problem, you can solve the problem. Sahil Lavingia

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Change the person in the mirror, and your world will change. Rhonda Byrne

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Every breath and every step can be nourishing and healing. Thich Nhat Hanh

Healing is an art. It takes time, it takes practice. It takes love. Maza Dohta

I do not live for what the world thinks of me, but for what I think of myself. Jack London

The moment you start feeling whole and grateful is when your brain starts to begin healing. Joe Dispenza

Let go of anything that you don’t love about your life story and just keep the things you love. Rhonda Byrne

The more seriously you take yourself, the unhappier you’re going to be. Naval Ravikant

The key to dealing with pain is not minding that it hurts. Ed Latimore

The most important relationship you have is with yourself … That is your world. That is the world you live in. That’s the worldview you have. That’s the lens you see through, and that’s going to determine the quality of your life more than anything else. Naval Ravikant

Self-knowledge is the beginning of wisdom, which is the ending of fear. Jiddu Krishnamurti

Remember, the more damaging and destructive a person behaves, the greater is their cry for healing and correction. Iyanla Vanzant


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Simplicity begins when you stop believing everything you think. Courtney Carver

Healing does not mean going back to the way things were before, but rather allowing what is now to move us closer to God. Ram Dass

To solve all problems, be here, in reality, now. Recognize that they exist only in a past or a future. Byron Katie

The certainty you’re craving makes you suffer more than the uncertainty you’re avoiding. Maxime Lagacé

Healing doesn’t eliminate all the hard moments. It changes how you handle them. Thema Bryant-Davis

When there is complete understanding of oneself, then there is the ending of conflict. Jiddu Krishnamurti

If you want to determine the nature of anything, entrust it to time: when the sea is stormy, you can see nothing clearly. Seneca

You can clutch the past so tightly to your chest that it leaves your arms too full to embrace the present. Jan Glidewell

At the center of all desires is the very one that is never examined: the desire to become happy. James Pierce

Life will never conform to all of our desires. Ever. You can either get good at dealing with this fact or good at avoiding it. Mark Manson

The primary cause of unhappiness is never the situation but your thoughts about it. Eckhart Tolle

The things to which you are attached will take control of your life. James Pierce

Nobody’s responsible for our problems but us. Mark Manson

I go to nature to be soothed, healed and have my senses put in order. John Burroughs

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Part 2. Healing Quotes That Are…

The Most Famous Healing Quotes (Nietzsche, Voltaire, Rumi, etc.)

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The cure for pain is in the pain. Rumi

Forget your personal tragedy. Ernest Hemingway

He that won’t be counsell’d, can’t be help’d. Benjamin Franklin

The longer we dwell on our misfortunes, the greater is their power to harm us. Voltaire

The true purpose of tragedy is to purify the passion. Aristotle

Time heals griefs and quarrels, for we change and are no longer the same persons. Neither the offender nor the offended are any more themselves. Blaise Pascal (See also: time quotes)

Your assumptions are your windows on the world. Scrub them off every once in a while, or the light won’t come in. Isaac Asimov

There is no time for despair, no place for self-pity, no need for silence, no room for fear. We speak, we write, we do language. That is how civilizations heal. Toni Morrison

One must still have chaos in oneself to be able to give birth to a dancing star. Friedrich Nietzsche

Solitude is for me a fount of healing which makes my life worth living. Talking is often a torment for me, and I need many days of silence to recover from the futility of words. Carl Gustav Jung


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Allow nature to teach you stillness. Eckhart Tolle

Stillness is where creativity and solutions to problems are found. Eckhart Tolle

Your unhappiness ultimately arises not from the circumstances of your life but from the conditioning of your mind. Eckhart Tolle

If I could prescribe only one remedy for all the ills of the modern world, I would prescribe silence. Søren Kierkegaard

We are healed of a suffering only by experiencing it to the full. Marcel Proust

When a deep injury is done to us, we never heal until we forgive. Nelson Mandela

You will achieve more in this world through acts of mercy than you will through acts of retribution. Nelson Mandela

Each of us has a unique part to play in the healing of the world. Marianne Williamson

Life becomes easier when you learn to accept an apology you never got. Robert Brault (See also: forgiveness quotes)

Constantly bringing up the past keeps you stuck there. Kanye West

Healing yourself is connected with healing others. Yoko Ono

The greatest healing therapy is friendship and love. Hubert H. Humphrey

The soul is healed by being with children. Fyodor Dostoevsky

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Unfollow your past self. Joshua Fields Millburn

Become self-contained. Naval Ravikant

Turn your scars into stars. Rachel Wolchin (See also: https://www.instagram.com/RachelWolchin/)

Stop adding. Start removing. Maxime Lagacé

Rest, recover, renew, repeat. Courtney Carver

Embrace your suffering tenderly. Thich Nhat Hanh

To be able to forget means sanity. Jack London

Make peace with your inner turmoil. @PersistentObser (See also: inner peace quotes)

I need less than I think to be happy. Courtney Carver

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Never take it personal. Even when it is. Ed Latimore

Quiet time alone solves many problems. @orangebook_

It’s ok to rest. It’s ok to do nothing. @dailyzen

Problems must be acknowledged to be solved. Jack Butcher

Internal conflict creates external conflict. James Pierce

The pain of yesterday is the strength of today. Paulo Coelho

Healing is the discovery of the Divinity within. Ernest Holmes

Value time with yourself more than with anybody else. Thibaut

Your trauma doesn’t define you. Your healing does. @PersistentObser

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Don’t try to fill your void with noise. Fill it with silence. Maxime Lagacé

You can only solve the problems you can articulate. Jack Butcher

The secret to happiness is to not mind being unhappy. Ed Latimore (See also: stoic quotes)

Say no to the trivial so you can say yes to the crucial. Maxime Lagacé

Make peace with who you are. Make peace with who you are not. @PersistentObser

You have to get to the bottom of an issue to be on top of it. Jola Tankoka

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Inspirational Healing Quotes

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As confusion disappears, so does suffering. Ringu Tulku

The trick to healing from suffering is deciding that the pain was worth it. @Aella_Girl

What happens when people open their hearts? They get better. Haruki Murakami (Norwegian Wood)

When you come out of the storm, you won’t be the same person who walked in. Haruki Murakami

Use your darkest, lowest moments as fuel for growth and change. Mackenzie Smith

In today’s rush we all think too much, seek too much, want too much, and forget about the joy of just being. Eckhart Tolle

Say ‘no’ to as many things as you can so you can say ‘yes’ to the important things. Joshua Fields Millburn

The most important conversation is the conversation you have with yourself each day. James Clear

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If you get your mind in order, everything else gets that much easier. Mark Manson

Ordinary riches can be stolen, real riches cannot. In your soul are infinitely precious things that cannot be taken from you. Oscar Wilde

You are exactly where you’re supposed to be. You are exactly who you’re supposed to be. @HeadSpace (See also: headspace.com, nice meditation app)

Pay attention to the stuff you’re grateful for, not the stuff that drives you crazy. @dailyzen

Even the deepest depressions and anxieties pass. Sometimes it’s better to ride it out than resist. @dailyzen

I hope you stand in the discomfort of growth instead of retreating to what you know is not good for you. Thema Bryant-Davis

As you heal you gain the confidence to show up more fully as yourself. Thema Bryant-Davis

As you heal, you remember your worth. Welcome back. Glad to see you saying no to the foolishness. Thema Bryant-Davis

In time of difficulty or conflict we can take a breath, settle the heart and listen silently to our deepest intention. Jack Kornfield

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No one is coming to save you, that job is personal. Tasha Nassar

A writer — and, I believe, generally all persons — must think that whatever happens to him or her is a resource. All things have been given to us for a purpose. Jorge Luis Borges

Once we realize most of our problems are merely mental obstacles, life becomes boundless. Preethi Kasireddy

Perhaps the butterfly is proof that you can go through a great deal of darkness yet become something beautiful. Beau Taplin

Heal, so when genuine and authentic love shows up in your life you can recognize it and not sabotage it. Boii McCoy

The happiness which comes from long practice, which leads to the end of suffering, which at first is like poison, but at last like nectar – this kind of happiness arises from the serenity of one’s own mind. Bhagavad Gita

It’s very important to look inside yourself and find that loving part of you. Fred Rogers

The cutting of the gem has to be finished before you can see whether it shines. Leonard Cohen

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The one with self-knowledge is the one that can move forward. Maxime Lagacé

To wish to be well is a part of becoming well. Seneca

Before you heal someone, ask him if he’s willing to give up the things that made him sick. Hippocrates

Meditate, so you can see and address the source of your anxiety. Naval Ravikant

If you are in a troublesome situation, switch your perspective. It’s not a burden, it’s not a liability, it’s not unfair. It’s an opportunity to grow, to challenge yourself, to enjoy the game of life. @orangebook_

When we make room for the silence, we’re able to clean up the emotional, mental, and spiritual clutter that drives us mad. Joshua Fields Millburn

Anything that’s human is mentionable, and anything that is mentionable can be more manageable. When we can talk about our feelings, they become less overwhelming, less upsetting, and less scary. Fred Rogers

The root of so many problems is that we think what we see is all there is to see and we don’t see the blind spots. Getting out of your own perspective is the key to removing blind spots. Shane Parrish

Attention to the human body brings healing and regeneration. Through awareness of the body we remember who we really are. Jack Kornfield (See also: health quotes)

I’d estimate at least half of my frustrations with others are actually frustrations with myself for failing to set clear boundaries and stand by them. James Clear

Part of acknowledging suffering is acknowledging we need help. It is much easier to practice compassion if you have the energy and support of the community. The community helps us not lose hope. It’s not always easy to resolve our suffering alone. Thich Nhat Hanh

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You find answers when you remove what’s useless. Maxime Lagacé

Whenever you are unhappy or miserable, know for sure you need food for the soul. And that is meditation. Sri Sri Ravi Shankar

Humor is the buffer that saves you from humiliation. If you have a good sense of humor you can never be humiliated. Sri Sri Ravi Shankar

If you simply remain with the problem, don’t run away from it or find escape in some distraction, the problem will either be solved or dissolved. No problem can survive confrontation. Problems exist only in the darkness of unawareness. @TheAncientSage

Treat the symptoms of your problems, and they will return in another form. Attack your problems at the root, and you will be free of them forever. James Pierce

If you solve your problems on the level of the problem, you will have problems for your entire life. The evidence for this is all around you. James Pierce

The first step of waking up is making sure you don’t fall into a deeper sleep. James Pierce

An unwillingness to examine your problems will keep you tethered to them. James Pierce

Don’t let your wound pick your next chapter. Heal first then decide. Thema Bryant-Davis

If you want to heal, step away from things and people that deepen your wounds. Thema Bryant-Davis

Often there is a time gap between knowing better and doing better. Healing is a process. Thema Bryant-Davis

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When pain, misery, or anger happen, it is time to look within you, not around you. Jaggi Vasudev

Do not attend if a mask is required. Denial delays healing. Thema Bryant-Davis

You must let the pain visit. You must allow it teach you. You must not allow it overstay. Ijeoma Umebinyuo

If you want to feel differently, you need to think and act differently. Thibaut

If you have a lot on your mind, write. It’s meditation. It’s thought purification. It’s self-guidance. And it’s the habit of all clear thinkers. @orangebook_

The more distant you’re the more you can see the whole picture. You have a broader view with less emotional confusion. @TheAncientSage

You meditate until there is no you and no meditation. @MindTendencies2

You have to walk, and create the way by your walking; you will not find a ready-made path. Osho

To me, forgiveness is the cornerstone of healing. Sylvia Fraser

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See also: Meditation: A simple, fast way to reduce stress (mayoclinic.org)

Funny Healing Quotes

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The shit of your past is the fertilizer of your future. Yannick Veys

If you could kick the person in the pants responsible for most of your trouble, you wouldn’t be able to sit for a month. Theodore Roosevelt

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We live in prisons of our own making. James Pierce

Your trauma creates you. Naval Ravikant

Never use a person to forget another. Unknown

No one is going anywhere, yet everyone is in a hurry. James Pierce

Your misery is your own fault. Stop blaming the world. The world owes you nothing. Preethi Kasireddy

When it comes to healing the mind, placebo effects are completely valid. Naval Ravikant

Holding onto an experience we had in the past is like dragging a corpse around. Joseph Goldstein

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The more we say yes, the more complex life gets. Jack Butcher

If you keep living in the past, no wonder you can’t build the future you want. @orangebook_

Being offended is a sign that something inside of you needs to be fixed. Dan Go

Craving is the root cause of all conflict and sorrow. All forms of becoming, negative or positive, cause conflict, resistance. Jiddu Krishnamurti

If you have emotional problems but never spend time alone self-reflecting, you are clearly not trying to fix them. @orangebook_

The price of trying to make everyone else happy is making yourself miserable. Naval Ravikant

More drugs are taken to quiet the mind than to heal the body. Naval Ravikant

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Navigate the problems you have, so you can end up with the problems you want. John Cena

The more unloving a person behaves, the greater is their need for love and healing. Iyanla Vanzant

Argue with reality if you want, but you will never win. You will however experience suffering and delusion as long as you persist. Thibaut

In my deepest wound I saw your glory, and it dazzled me. Augustine of Hippo

When desire is sufficiently understood, it ceases to cause problems. James Pierce (See also: zen quotes)

Human beings create enormous amounts of pain for themselves, and they blame it on life. They wish life wasn’t so difficult, and fail to realize that life is only as difficult as they make it. James Pierce

If you “know” why you are unhappy, and yet you remain unhappy, perhaps you ought to examine whether or not you truly know. James Pierce

People become so identified with their problems that they will fight to hold on to them. James Pierce

There is only one cause of unhappiness: the false beliefs you have in your head, beliefs so widespread, so commonly held, that it never occurs to you to question them. Anthony de Mello

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Medicines heal doubts as well as diseases. Karl Marx

Depression is a liar. Anxiety is a deceiver. PTSD is a trickster. As we heal, we gain more clarity. Thema Bryant-Davis (See also: depression quotes)

We may be happy enough with little if little is what we have come to expect, and we may be miserable with much when we have been taught to desire everything. Alain de Botton (Status Anxiety, Amazon book)

The most significant conversations of our lives occur in silence. Simon Van Booy

The absence of love and belonging will always lead to suffering. Brené Brown

Your unhealed wounds speak the loudest when triggered. @PersistentObser

Sometimes the most toxic relationship is between you and your inner wounded child. @PersistentObser

Heal so you can feel what love without trauma feels like. Boii McCoy

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Wise Healing Quotes

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What is thoroughly understood will not repeat itself. Jiddu Krishnamruti

Remember what your failures taught you. Forget how your failures made you feel. James Clear

Everything changes once we identify with being the witness to the story, instead of the actor in it. Ram Dass

Happiness has a secret sauce and you’ll find it in solving your problems, not in avoiding them. Mark Manson

Suffering just means you’re having a bad dream. Happiness means you’re having a good dream. Enlightenment means getting out of the dream altogether. Jed McKenna

A lot of problems happen because of your internal state. When you’re calm, happy, and fulfilled you don’t pick fights, create drama, or keep score. Shane Parrish

You’re never so full of yourself as when you’re in pain. You’re never so centered on yourself as when you’re depressed. Anthony de Mello

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When you habitually avoid external conflict, you end up creating internal conflict. Thibaut

Misery is the difference between the way you feel and the way you want to feel. James Pierce (See also: sad quotes)

One who understands all the problems he has created for himself will cease to create them. James Pierce

There is no “doing” that will lead one to freedom from desire. Rather, one must proceed by way of understanding. James Pierce

Experiences are with you one moment, and gone the next. It is wise not to cling to them. James Pierce

External things can always be taken away. If your happiness depends upon having them, that too can be taken away. James Pierce

If anyone is unhappy, remember that his unhappiness is his own fault. Nothing else is the cause of anxiety or loss of tranquility except our own opinion. Epictetus

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The best thing you can do for society is to take care of yourself first. @orangebook_

Problems that remain persistently insoluble should always be suspected as questions asked in the wrong way. Alan Watts

Accept everything which happens, even if it seems disagreeable, because it leads to this, the health of the universe. Marcus Aurelius

You won’t get to the future you want if you don’t understand the present you’re in. @orangebook_

No words or explanations can open the door. What will open the door is daily awareness and attention – awareness of how we speak, what we say, how we walk, what we think. Jiddu Krishnamurti

When instead of reacting against a situation, you merge with it, the solution arises out of the situation itself. Eckhart Tolle

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See also: What meditation can do for your mind, mood, and health (health.harvard.edu)

Part 3. Conclusion

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All that happens to us, including our humiliations, our misfortunes, our embarrassments, all is given to us as raw material, as clay, so that we may shape our art. Jorge Luis Borges

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