It is said that healing happens within – and that health of mind, body, and spirit can be traced to inner balance and tranquility.

If you’re already in that state of balance, or if you’re trying to regain some equilibrium, here are a few illuminating thoughts on all the ways healing happens:

Healing is a matter of time, but it is sometimes also a matter of opportunity – Hippocrates
This age-old advice is about doing what we can in the present moment. All healing takes time – yet there are always positive steps we can take to enable the process. Simple actions make a world of difference, so listen to the body – eat when hungry, drink when thirsty, and rest when tired.

Love one another and help others to rise to the higher levels, simply by pouring out love; love is infectious and the greatest healing energy – Sai Baba
Because existence is more than the food we eat and the air we breathe, healing is also about strengthening more than the physical part of our being. Instead it is a fuller way of living, of being more open to compassion and kindness in the universe and radiating that same positivity towards others.

Healing does not mean going back to the way things were before, but rather allowing what is now to move us closer to God – Ram Dass
The process of healing is intricately tied to the ways we think and feel, in our perceptions and understandings of life and the universe beyond ourselves. The spirit heals in its own time, when we realize that all paths are a journey, and that what we think may be the destination is only a new starting point.