70 Powerful And Inspirational Quotes On Healing

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Your body is immensely intelligent and it is perfectly capable of healing itself given a little bit of help from your side. Your body needs your assurance, it needs your trust and it needs relaxation and the feeling of security.

In-fact, relaxation and healing go hand in hand.

If you are carrying a lot of tension in your mind and body, your nervous system goes into the ‘fight or flight’ mode where healing stops. In this state, your body uses up all its resources to stay alert to safeguard itself from possible danger.

But when you feel relaxed and joyful, your parasympathetic nervous system takes over and your body returns to the ‘rest and digest mode‘ which is the state where repair, restoration and healing happen.

So if you seek healing, you need to learn to give your mind and body much needed rest and relaxation. You need to believe in your body’s intelligence and its abilities to heal and give it your assurances. You need to give your body all your love and attention.

Healing quotes for your mind, body and soul

The following collection of quotes will give you a lot of insight into the various aspects of healing. This includes, the things that can help with your healing, how healing happens and what you need to do to accelerate healing in your body. These inspirational healing quotes have been divided into various categories for ease of reading.

So take your time and go through all of them. You will gain a wealth of information as you fishing reading all these quotes for healing your mind, body and soul.

1. Quotes about healing in nature

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

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

Nature has the power to heal because it is where we are from, it is where we belong and it belongs to us as an essential part of our health and our survival. – Nooshin Razani

“Place your hands into soil to feel grounded. Wade in water to feel emotionally healed. Fill your lungs with fresh air to feel mentally clear. Raise your face to the heat of the sun and connect with that fire to feel your own immense power” – Victoria Erickson

You reconnect with nature in the most intimate and powerful way by becoming aware of your breathing, and learning to hold your attention there, this is a healing and deeply empowering thing to do. It brings about a shift in consciousness, from the conceptual world of thought, to the inner realm of unconditioned consciousness. – Tolle

Spare time in the garden, either digging, setting out, or weeding; there is no better way to preserve your health.” – Richard Louv

Never underestimate the healing power of these three things – music, the ocean and the stars. – Anonymous

Those who contemplate the beauty of the earth find reserves of strength that will endure as long as life lasts. There is something infinitely healing in the repeated refrains of nature – the assurance that dawn comes after night, and spring after winter – Racheal Carson

Also Read: More quotes on the healing power of nature.

2. Quotes about healing through music and singing

Music is a great healer. Begin and end your day with music. – Lailah Gifty Akita

Music is a great healer. Begin and end your day with music. – Lailah Gifty Akita

Music has the power to heal, transform and inspire and we have the power through deep listening to increase our intuition and self awareness. – Andre Feriante

Music has real health benefits. It boosts dopamine, lowers cortisol and it makes us feel great. Your brain is better on music. – Alex Doman

“When we sing our neurotransmitters connect in new and different ways, releasing endorphins that make us smarter, healthier, happier and more creative. And when we do this with other people, the effect is amplified.” – Tania De Jong

Also Read: More quotes on the healing power of music.

3. Healing through forgiveness

Laughter, music, prayer, touch, truth telling, and forgiveness are universal methods of healing. - Mary Pipher

Laughter, music, prayer, touch, truth telling, and forgiveness are universal methods of healing. – Mary Pipher

“The practice of forgiveness is our most important contribution to the healing of the world.” – Marianne Williamson

Letting ourselves be forgiven is one of the most difficult healings we will undertake. And one of the most fruitful. – Stephen Levine

You’ve been criticizing yourself for years and it hasn’t worked. Try approving of yourself and see what happens. – Louise Hay

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

Forgiveness is a mystical act, not a reasonable one. – Caroline Myss

5. Healing through solitude

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

Solitude is where I place my chaos to rest and awaken my inner peace. – Nikki Rowe

Quiet reflection is often the mother of deep understanding. Maintain that peaceful nursery, enabling stillness to speak. – Tom Althouse

The space where we find rest and healing for our souls is solitude. – John Ortberg

Reading well is one of the great pleasures that solitude can afford you, because it is at least in my experience, the most healing of pleasures. – Harold Bloom

The soul always knows what to do to heal itself. The challenge is to silence the mind – Caroline Myss

Yes, silence is painful, but if you endure it, you will hear the cadence of the entire universe. – Kamand Kojouri

Spend time alone and often, touch base with your soul. – Nikke Rowe

6. Healing through laughter

Once you start laughing, you start healing. - Sherry Argov

It’s true that laughter really is cheap medicine. It’s a prescription anyone can afford. And best of all, you can fill it right now. – Steve Goodier

Laughter is a very underrated tool for healing. – Bronnie Ware

Laughter heals all wounds, and that’s one thing that everybody shares. No matter what you’re going through, it makes you forget about your problems. I think the world should keep laughing. – Kevin Hart

Laughter, song, and dance create emotional and spiritual connection; they remind us of the one thing that truly matters when we are searching for comfort, celebration, inspiration, or healing: We are not alone. – Brené Brown

Once you start laughing, you start healing. – Sherry Argov

Hearty laughter is a good way to jog internally without having to go outdoors. – Normal Cousins

The best doctors in the world are Doctor Diet, Doctor Quiet, and Doctor Merryman. – Jonathan Swift

Laughter attracts joy and it releases negativity and it leads to some miraculous cures. – Steve Harvey

Also Read: Quotes on the Healing Power of a Smile.

7. Healing through self awareness

If there is a single definition of healing it is to enter with mercy and awareness those pains, mental and physical, from which we have withdrawn in judgment and dismay. – Stephen Levine

Emotional pain cannot kill you, but running from it can. Allow. Embrace. Let yourself feel. Let yourself heal. – Vironika Tugaleva

Belief is the wound that knowledge heals. – Ursula K. Le Guin

Simply touching a difficult memory with some slight willingness to heal begins to soften the holding and tension around it. – Stephen Levine

When you touch deep understanding and love, you are healed. – Thich Nhat Hanh

8. Healing through community

Enjoyable social interaction, community and laughter has a healing effect on the mind and body. – Bryant McGill

Community is a beautiful thing; sometimes it even heals us and makes us better than we would otherwise be. – Philip Gulley

When we surround ourselves with people who are committed to understanding and loving, we’re nourished by their presence and our own seeds of understanding and love are watered. When we surround ourselves with people who gossip, complain, and are constantly critical, we absorb these toxins. – Thich Nhat Hanh

9. Healing through deep relaxation

If you just allow your body and mind to rest, the healing with come by itself. - Thich Nhat Hanh

If you just allow your body and mind to rest, the healing with come by itself. – Thich Nhat Hanh

When you’re happy, relaxed, and free of stress, the body can accomplish amazing, even miraculous, feats of self-repair. – Lissa Rankin

Learning how to rest is a very important practice and everyone should learn how to do it. – Thich Nhat Hanh

When you breath in and out mindfully, and when you enjoy your in-breath and out-breath, you can stop the turbulence in your mind, you can stop the unrest in your body, you are able to rest. And that is the basic condition for healing. – Thich Nhat Hanh

The practice of deep total relaxation is based on these 4 exercises – become aware of your in-breath and out-breath, follow your breath all the way through, become aware of your whole body, allow your body to relax. This is the practice of healing in the body. – Thich Nhat Hanh

Also Read: 18 Relaxing Quotes To Help You Destress (With Beautiful Nature Images)

10. Healing through breathing

Mindful breathing brings calm and relief to the mind and body. - Thich Nhat Hanh

Mindful breathing brings calm and relief to the mind and body. – Thich Nhat Hanh

Breathing is a core physiological function and it is a function that unites mind and body, it connects the unconscious mind with the conscious mind, that gives us access to the master controls of the involuntary nervous system. – Andrew weil

Many diseases are routed in the unbalanced functioning of the involuntary nervous system, and breathing exercises are a way of specifically changing that. – Andrew weil

The breath is a bridge between the body and the mind. – Thich Nhat Hanh

Some doors only open from the inside. Breath is a way of accessing that door. – Max Strom

One, two or three minutes of mindful breathing, embracing your pain and sorrow can help you, to suffer less. That is an act of love.

While sitting or lying down, when your mental discourse stops and you enjoy the mindful in-breath and mindful out-breath, your body begins to have the capacity of healing. Your body will restore its capacity of self healing. – Thich Nhat Hanh

The mental discourse brings about worries, fear, irritation, all kinds of afflictions, that prevent the healing of our body and of our mind. That is why it’s important to stop the mental discourse, through mindful breathing. – Thich Nhat Hanh

10. Healing through body awareness

The body loves your attention. It is also a potent form of self healing. - Eckhart Tolle

The more consciousness you bring into the body, the stronger the immune system becomes. It is as if every cell awakens and rejoices. The body loves your attention. It is also a potent form of self healing. – Eckhart Tolle (The Power of Now)

Use the energy of mindfulness to see each part of your body, and when you come to a part in your body that is ailing, stay a little longer. Embrace it with the energy of mindfulness, smile to that part of the body and that will help very much with the healing of that part of the body. Embrace it tenderly, smiling to it and sending energy of mindfulness to it. – Thich Nhat Hanh

The art of inner body awareness will develop into a completely new way of living, a state of permanent connectedness with being and will add a depth to your life that you have never known before. – Eckhart Tolle

Through mindful breathing, your mind comes back to your body and your become fully alive, fully present. – Thich Nhat Hanh

Mentally scanning the body affects the brain positively. The nerve pathways between the body and brain become clear and are strengthened, facilitating deeply healing relaxation. – Julie T. Lusk

Also Read: Inner Body Meditation – Experience Intense Relaxation and Healing

11. Healing through compassion

Our sorrows and wounds are healed only when we touch them with compassion. - The Dhammapada

Our sorrows and wounds are healed only when we touch them with compassion. – The Dhammapada

When you look at someone with understanding and compassion, that kind of a looking has a power of healing on yourself. – Thich Nhat Hanh

There is a fine line between compassion and a victim mentality. Compassion though is a healing force and comes from a place of kindness towards yourself. Playing the victim is a toxic waste of time that not only repels other people, but also robs the victim of ever knowing true happiness. – Bronnie Ware

By recognizing and embracing your suffering, listening to it, looking deeply into its nature, you may discover the roots of that suffering. You begin to understand your suffering and you find out that you suffering carries in itself, the suffering of your father, your mother, your ancestors. And understanding suffering always brings compassion that has the power to heal and you suffer less. That is an act of love. – Thich Nhat Hanh

The inner child in us is still alive, and this child in us may still have wounds within. Breathing in, see yourself as a 5 year old child. Breathing out, smile to the 5 year old child in you with compassion. – Thich Nhat Hanh

Everyday find few minutes to sit down and talk to the five year old child in you. That can be very healing, very comforting. Talk to your inner child and you will feel the child responding to you and feeling better. And if he/she feels better, you feel better also. – Thich Nhat Hanh

12. Other quotes on healing

A joyful heart is good medicine, but a crushed spirit dries up the bones. - Proverbs 17:22

A joyful heart is good medicine, but a crushed spirit dries up the bones. – Proverbs 17:22

If you worry, you prevent the healing, you need to have deep trust in nature, in your body.
– Thich Nhat Hanh

Your body has the capacity of self healing. what you have to do is allow it, to authorize it to heal. -Thich Nhat Hanh

What happens when people open their hearts? They get better. – Haruki Murakami

The soul is healed by being with children. – Fyodor Dostoevsky

As my sufferings mounted I soon realized that there were two ways in which I could respond to my situation — either to react with bitterness or seek to transform the suffering into a creative force. I decided to follow the latter course. – Martin Luther King Jr.

You have the power to heal your life, and you need to know that. We think so often that we are helpless, but we're not.

You have the power to heal your life, and you need to know that. We think so often that we are helpless, but we’re not. We always have the power of our minds. Claim and consciously use your power.
– Louise L. Hay

Only people who are capable of loving strongly can also suffer great sorrow, but this same necessity of loving serves to counteract their grief and heals them. – Leo Tolstoy

Don’t ever discount the wonder of your tears. They can be healing waters and a stream of joy. Sometimes they are the best words the heart can speak. – William P. Young

What drains your spirit drains your body. What fuels your spirit fuels your body. – Carolyn Myss

Gracious words are like a honeycomb, sweetness to the soul and health to the body. – Proverbs 16:24

Healing is a different type of pain. It’s the pain of becoming aware of the power of one’s strength and weakness, of one’s capacity to love or do damage to oneself and to others, and of how the most challenging person to control in life is ultimately yourself. ― Caroline Myss

Now that you have read these quotes, you have understood the immense healing power that is present within your body. Recognizing this power is the first step toward accelerated healing.

The next step is to ensure that you give your body enough relaxation. And there is plenty of ways to do this as mentioned in these quotes – be in nature, listen to music, laugh, practice mindful breathing etc.

As you begin to relax and learn to trust your body, you being to open yourself to receive powerful healing.

Also Read: 70 Journal Prompts to Heal Each of Your 7 Chakras


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