Healing

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I read two blog posts today that touched me deeply. One was from a blogger who is a war survivor, describing some random habits gained after the war. The other one shared her story of surviving a battle against cancer and a near fatal car crash.

Both showed strong will, resilience, and a tremendous positive attitude and also humor, despite of what fate had presented them in their life journeys. They didn’t despair and were the last ones to laugh.

Natalie Goldberg said: “Write what disturbs you, what you fear; what you have not been willing to speak about. Be willing to be split open.”

I left a comment another day on a blog about this quote. I said that it had hit me hard, as if someone had found out my secret truth. I thought again about the reasons why I blog since a few months ago, and the way I express myself.

These bloggers made me once more aware of what I already know for so long. I should have the guts to take some dead memories from my mind and bring them to the open. I need to put them where they belong, in a graveyard.

I like movies, blog posts, and books, that I can relate to, because they are like fragments that recount or resemble parts of my life experiences, feelings, thoughts, dreams, beliefs and hopes. I recognize parts of myself in those who touch me deeply.

They also have another superior purpose. When I empathize with other people’s struggles, they help me to heal my own wounds.

Stream of Consciousness Saturday is: “heal/heel.” Linda G Hill 

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23 thoughts on “Healing

  1. What a lovely sentiment, and such open and honest words. You are absolutely right – if you write it down, share it, it is something of a relief, and makes room for us to move on to something else. This is a thoughtful and thought-provoking post – thank you for sharing this. xox

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  2. Aww… I almost cried, but just almost 🙂 I don’t cry often, so see this as a compliment 🙂 thank you so much for mentioning me in such a nice way. Realizing that you’ve touched someone’s heart with your blog is one of those really rare and special moments which you want to keep forever… This means a lot to me, thank you!!! ❤️

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  3. Ps you should try to write down what bothers you. It helps a lot. Try seeing it from another perspective and write as if it happened to somebody else. It doesn’t need to be on your blog and nobody needs to read it, but I’m sure you will learn to gain distance and bury bad stuff forever.

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  4. I feel exactly the same way. I do try to embrace some of that pain occasionally, because after all, it did make me who I have become. I do find though, it no longer has a hold over me. Your post touched me deeply too. ❤

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