I define healing as the pursuit of spiritual and emotional peace. As Eckhart Tolle says, “You find peace not by rearranging the circumstances of your life, but by realizing who you are at the deepest level”. I discovered that prioritizing my peace was critical to how I reacted to life’s daily challenges.
When I first made the decision to pursue healing, I had many misconceptions about the journey.
My first misconception was the journey would be linear with minimal challenges. I can now look back and laugh at that narrative because I recognize how I viewed healing as a destination versus a life-long transformation.
Another misconception, I had about the journey to healing was I needed to exist in a constant state of peace. I would feel guilty for breaking my peaceful posture in triggering situations. I look back and laugh because I was out here trying to be Gandhi lol.
On a more serious note, I was idealizing perfection and struggling with the concept of falling short. But falling short is a part of the process. I learned that emotional triggers are indicators of where I am in my journey versus where I believe I am. Further, acknowledging my triggers offered me the opportunity to embrace my humanity while lovingly care for myself in the areas that needed the most attention.
The journey to healing reminds me of sports. When I was younger, my club coach would say, “whatever you put into practice, is exactly what you get out on race day”. Success is a result of making a deliberate decision to be better daily. And though we will fall short of our own expectations. The road to victory often looks like, being resilient in the face of adversity. As a parallel, I approach my journey to healing with the same philosophy.
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Peace and Love,