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Healing

  • A quick cure is a quack cure.

  • And I saw darkness for weeks. It never dawned on me that I could come out of it, but you heal. Nature heals you, and you do come out of it. All of a sudden I saw a crack of light ... then all of a sudden I saw another crack of light. Then I saw forms in the light. And I recognized that there was no darkness, that in darkness there'll always be light.

  • Emotional access to the truth is the indispensable precondition of healing.

  • There's some herb that's good for everybody, except for them that thinks they're sick when they ain't.

  • The more a thing is torn, / the more places it can connect.

    • Meredith Stricker,
    • "Island," in Deborah Keenan and Roseann Lloyd, eds., Looking for Home ()
  • Truth will always reassert itself, given a symbolic three days. Three days represents the time it takes between the crucifixion and the resurrection, between an open-hearted response to hurt and the experience of rebirth that will always follow.

  • There are wounds that never show on the body that are deeper and more hurtful than anything that bleeds.