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Meditations on Healing

There is so much suffering in the world. Sometimes I wonder how the earth holds it all. And then I see someone who has endured so much find their way through the pain tunnel to a truly better place. I am not talking about the bypassing of the pain-body. I am talking about the courageous working through of the emotional debris. And then I marvel at the human spirit, which creates whatever tools it needs to overcome the odds and find its way home. Wow. Humans. Wow.

- Jeff Brown

Illnesses which occur by reason of physical causes should be treated by doctors with medical remedies; those which are due to spiritual causes disappear through spiritual means. Thus an illness caused by affliction, fear, nervous impressions, will be healed more effectively by spiritual rather than by physical treatment. Hence, both kinds of treatment should be followed; they are not contradictory. Therefore thou shouldst also accept physical remedies inasmuch as these too have come from the mercy and favor of God, Who hath revealed and made manifest medical science so that His servants may profit from this kind of treatment also. Thou shouldst give equal attention to spiritual treatments, for they produce marvelous effects.

- ‘Abdu’l-Bahá

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From the past.

Learn from the sadnesses,

The disappointments,

The tears,

The successes,

The joys.

And release them all.

Do not carry them

In your mind

And in your heart


See anew.

Feel anew.

Create wonders.

- Clearwater

THY name is my healing, O my God, and remembrance of Thee is my remedy. Nearness to Thee is my hope, and love for Thee is my companion. Thy mercy to me is my healing and my succor in both this world and the world to come. Thou, verily, art the All-Bountiful, the All-Knowing, the All-Wise.

- Bahá'u'lláh


At whatever time highly skilled physicians shall have developed the healing of illnesses by means of foods, and shall make provision for simple foods, and shall prohibit humankind from living as slaves to their lustful appetites, it is certain that the incidence of chronic and diversified illnesses will abate, and the general health of all mankind will be much improved. This is destined to come about. In the same way, in the character, the conduct and the manners of men, universal modifications will be made.

- ‘Abdu’l-Bahá

Doctors won’t make you healthy. Nutritionists won’t make you slim. Teachers won’t make you smart. Gurus won’t make you calm. Mentors won’t make you rich. Trainers won’t make you fit. Ultimately, you have to take responsibility. Save yourself. 

- Naval Ravikant

One of the easiest ways to positively affect your emotional health at work is to smile, to think of positive thoughts. 
- Byron Pulsifer


Health is a state of complete physical, mental and social well-being, and not merely the absence of disease or infirmity. 
- World Health Organization 

Over the centuries an all-embracing plan seems in truth to be unfolding around us … Something is afoot in the universe … the birth is a spiritual reality formed by the souls of men and by the matter which they bear along with them. Labouriously, through that medium and by virtue of human activity, the new earth is gathering its forces, emerging and purifying itself.

- Pierre Teilhard de Chardin, from ‘The Meaning and Constructive Value of Suffering”

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