“Letting go of our suffering is the hardest work we will ever do. It is also the most fruitful. To heal means to meet ourselves in a new way -- in the newness of each moment where all is possible and nothing is limited to the old.” -- Stephen Levine

“Fear of the pain blinds us to the goal of healing. Only by seeing our problems clearly and experiencing them can we do something about them.” -- Bob Hoffman

“Wounding … opens the heart for compassion.” -- Andrew Schneider

When we are suffering due to illness, injury or abuse, it’s easy to feel victimized. “Why me?” we cry.

We take the first step to healing when we open to the possibility that there is a reason, a purpose for our suffering. We are being invited to learn something about ourselves and pain has a way of demanding our attention!

The path to healing requires us to move into our pain, not push it away, so we can receive its message. When we are willing to truly experience what we are feeling, we usually get information about why it’s there. If we ask, “What am I to learn from this?” chances are that an answer will come. And the answer will always have something to do with giving or receiving love.

“Every human being must go through the process of being wounded in order to expand one’s consciousness into greater wholeness.” -- Andrew Schneider

“You know quite well, deep within you, that there is only a single magic, a single power, a single salvation ... and that is called loving. Well, then, love your suffering. Do not resist it, do not flee from it. It is your aversion that hurts, nothing else.” -- Hermann Hesse

“True healing means drawing the circle of our being larger and becoming more inclusive, more capable of loving. In this sense, healing is not for the sick alone, but for all mankind.” -- Richard Moss ne

Author's Bio: 

John Robson has devoted much of his life to exploring how to bring more love, awareness, meaning and purpose to life. At Higher Awareness, you will find creative journal writing tools, workbooks and much more. Receive access to one of the most extensive, personal growth libraries on the internet. Check out our 7 steps to self healing workbook and many other Self Healing Resources.