77 Healing Quotes to Help Recover from Grief and Trauma

Healing Quotes

Grief, trauma and hurt of all kids (both mental and physical) takes reflection, strength, and most importantly, time, to heal from. If you’re struggling, read through these healing quotes to help recognize and validate your feelings, heal your pain and find strength in your time of need.

If you’re struggling with something specific, see these quotes on grief, change, broken trust, cheating and anxiety.

Healing Quotes

Music is such a great healing balm and a great way to forget your troubles.

“Music is such a great healing balm and a great way to forget your troubles.” – Ricky Skaggs

The forces that are for you are greater than the forces against you.

“The forces that are for you are greater than the forces against you.” – Joel Osteen

Music has healing power. It has the ability to take people out of themselves for a few hours.

“Music has healing power. It has the ability to take people out of themselves for a few hours.” – Elton John

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Healing is impossible in loneliness; it is the opposite of loneliness. Conviviality is healing. To be healed we must come with all the other creatures to the feast of Creation.

“Healing is impossible in loneliness; it is the opposite of loneliness. Conviviality is healing. To be healed we must come with all the other creatures to the feast of Creation.” – Wendell Berry

An exchange of empathy provides an entry point for a lot of people to see what healing feels like.

“An exchange of empathy provides an entry point for a lot of people to see what healing feels like.” – Tarana Burke

When I stand before thee at the day’s end, thou shalt see my scars and know that I had my wounds and also my healing.

“When I stand before thee at the day’s end, thou shalt see my scars and know that I had my wounds and also my healing.” – Rabindranath Tagore

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Even when something is not your fault, toxic blame has no place in your life. Focus on your own empowerment and healing.

“Even when something is not your fault, toxic blame has no place in your life. Focus on your own empowerment and healing.” – Bryant McGill

The human heart has a way of making itself large again even after it’s been broken into a million pieces.

“The human heart has a way of making itself large again even after it’s been broken into a million pieces.” – Robert James Waller

There are so many ways to heal. Arrogance may have a place in technology, but not in healing. I need to get out of my own way if I am to heal.

“There are so many ways to heal. Arrogance may have a place in technology, but not in healing. I need to get out of my own way if I am to heal.” – Anne Wilson Schaef

Each of us has a unique part to play in the healing of the world.

“Each of us has a unique part to play in the healing of the world.” – Marianne Williamson

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

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

Knowing your own mind is the solution to all our problems.

“Knowing your own mind is the solution to all our problems.” – Lama Yeshe

I have been a seeker and I still am, but I stopped asking the books and the stars. I started listening to the teaching of my Soul.

“I have been a seeker and I still am, but I stopped asking the books and the stars. I started listening to the teaching of my Soul.” – Rumi

The good news is you survived. The bad news is you’re hurt and no one can heal you but yourself.

“The good news is you survived. The bad news is you’re hurt and no one can heal you but yourself.” – Clementine von Radics

Even the smallest shift in perspective can bring about the greatest healing.

“Even the smallest shift in perspective can bring about the greatest healing.” – Joshua Kai

First thing about being a patient – you have to learn patience.

“First thing about being a patient – you have to learn patience.” – Oliver Sacks

Our wounds are often the openings into the best and most beautiful part of us.

“Our wounds are often the openings into the best and most beautiful part of us.” – David Richo

Eventually you will come to understand that love heals everything, and love is all there is.

“Eventually you will come to understand that love heals everything, and love is all there is.” – Gary Zukav

Feelings are much like waves, we can’t stop them from coming but we can choose which ones to surf.

“Feelings are much like waves, we can’t stop them from coming but we can choose which ones to surf.” – Jonatan Martensson

Given enough time and distance, the heart will always heal.

“Given enough time and distance, the heart will always heal.” – Laura Fitzgerald

To heal our wounds, we need courage to face them.

“To heal our wounds, we need courage to face them.” – Paulo Coelho

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

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

Do not look for healing at the feet of those who broke you.

“Do not look for healing at the feet of those who broke you.” – Rupi Kaur

To recognize one’s own insanity is, of course, the arising of sanity, the beginning of healing and transcendence.

“To recognize one’s own insanity is, of course, the arising of sanity, the beginning of healing and transcendence.” – Eckhart Tolle

When wounds are healed by love, The scars are beautiful.

“When wounds are healed by love, The scars are beautiful.” – David Bowles

Nothing is so healing as the human touch.

“Nothing is so healing as the human touch.” – Bobby Fischer

Everybody has losses—it’s unavoidable in life. Sharing our pain is very healing.

“Everybody has losses—it’s unavoidable in life. Sharing our pain is very healing.” – Isabel Allende

A clear mind heals everything that needs to be healed.

“A clear mind heals everything that needs to be healed.” – Byron Katie

No matter how long it takes to heal…we share the same scars…

“No matter how long it takes to heal…we share the same scars…” – Daniel Yanez

Healing is simply attempting to do more of those things that bring joy and fewer of those things that bring pain.

“Healing is simply attempting to do more of those things that bring joy and fewer of those things that bring pain.” – O. Carl Simonton

Each patient carries his own doctor inside him.

“Each patient carries his own doctor inside him.” – Norman Cousins

Wounds are like water set to boil – they heal best left unwatched.

“Wounds are like water set to boil – they heal best left unwatched.” – Gabrielle Zevin

If there’s life, there is hope.

“If there’s life, there is hope.” – Stephen Hawking

You can’t have healing without sickness.

“You can’t have healing without sickness.” – T.D Jakes

Do not delay healing just to wait on an apology that may never come.

“Do not delay healing just to wait on an apology that may never come.” – Christine E. Szymanski

To spread love, healing, peace, and joy is my mission in life – and so I speak up.

“To spread love, healing, peace, and joy is my mission in life – and so I speak up.” – India Arie

It’s harder to heal than it is to kill.

“It’s harder to heal than it is to kill.” – Tamora Pierce

The ache will always be there, but the intensity will fade, and you’ll find other beautiful things to fill your days with.

“The ache will always be there, but the intensity will fade, and you’ll find other beautiful things to fill your days with.” – Lang Leav

I’m going to follow this invisible red thread until I find myself again… until I finally figure out… who I’m meant to be.

“I’m going to follow this invisible red thread until I find myself again… until I finally figure out… who I’m meant to be.” – Jennifer Elisabeth

There is a crack in everything, that’s how the light gets in.

“There is a crack in everything, that’s how the light gets in.” – Leonard Cohen

Sometimes we must yield control to others and accept our vulnerability so we can be healed.

“Sometimes we must yield control to others and accept our vulnerability so we can be healed.” – Kathy Magliato

Humor is healing.

“Humor is healing.” – Brad Garrett

Before you heal someone, ask him if he’s willing to give up the things that made him sick.

“Before you heal someone, ask him if he’s willing to give up the things that made him sick.” – Hippocrates

Once you start laughing, you start healing.

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

We heal our past by living our present love relationship.

“We heal our past by living our present love relationship.” – Donna Goddard

Sickness leading to healing. The truth and it’s opposite again.

“Sickness leading to healing. The truth and it’s opposite again.” – Gayle Forman

It doesn’t hurt me unless I interpret it’s happening as harmful to me. I can choose not to.

“It doesn’t hurt me unless I interpret it’s happening as harmful to me. I can choose not to.” – Marcus Aurelius

For the human soul is virtually indestructible, and its ability to rise from the ashes remains as long as the body draws breath.

“For the human soul is virtually indestructible, and its ability to rise from the ashes remains as long as the body draws breath.” – Alice Miller

Herb is the healing of a nation, alcohol is the destruction.

“Herb is the healing of a nation, alcohol is the destruction.” – Bob Marley

Part of the healing process is sharing with other people who care.

“Part of the healing process is sharing with other people who care.” – Jerry Cantrell

Life is so messy. It’s heartache and headaches and bedhead and tears. Then life is glorious. And then it’s messy all over again.

“Life is so messy. It’s heartache and headaches and bedhead and tears. Then life is glorious. And then it’s messy all over again.” – Candy Leigh

Healing is the discovery of the Divinity within.

“Healing is the discovery of the Divinity within.” – Ernest Holmes

If we are to nurture and heal, we must admit that the wounds exist.

“If we are to nurture and heal, we must admit that the wounds exist.” – Iyanla Vanzant

The greatest healing therapy is friendship and love.

“The greatest healing therapy is friendship and love.” – Hubert H.Humphrey

Instead of saying, I’m damaged, I’m broken, I have trust issues say I’m healing, I’m rediscovering myself, I’m starting over.

“Instead of saying, I’m damaged, I’m broken, I have trust issues say I’m healing, I’m rediscovering myself, I’m starting over.” – Horacio Jones

Temporary, but excruciating, pain is the price of healing.

“Temporary, but excruciating, pain is the price of healing.” – Vironika Tugaleva

You will be a different person after the storm, because the storm will heal you from your perfection.

“You will be a different person after the storm, because the storm will heal you from your perfection.” – Bryant McGill

I think I’ve solved more problems on long walks than in front of a computer.

“I think I’ve solved more problems on long walks than in front of a computer.” – Sahil Lavingia

Time didn’t heal, but it anesthetized. The human mind could only feel so much.

“Time didn’t heal, but it anesthetized. The human mind could only feel so much.” – P.D. James

The more you are able to forgive then the more you are able to love.

“The more you are able to forgive then the more you are able to love.” – Stephen Richards

By far the strongest poison to the human spirit is the inability to forgive oneself or another person. Forgiveness is no longer an option but a necessity for healing.

“By far the strongest poison to the human spirit is the inability to forgive oneself or another person. Forgiveness is no longer an option but a necessity for healing.” – Caroline Myss

Scars are not injuries, Tanner Sack. A scar is healing. After an injury, a scar is what makes you whole.

“Scars are not injuries, Tanner Sack. A scar is healing. After an injury, a scar is what makes you whole.” – China Miéville

As soon as healing takes place, go out and heal somebody else.

“As soon as healing takes place, go out and heal somebody else.” – Maya Angelou

The soul is healed by being with children.

“The soul is healed by being with children.” – Fyodor Dostoyevsky

A broken heart heals when we allow the healing to go as deep as the wound went.

“A broken heart heals when we allow the healing to go as deep as the wound went.” – Beth Moore

Only when we face the impossible, and experience the unbearable, do we find out who we truly are.

“Only when we face the impossible, and experience the unbearable, do we find out who we truly are.” – Vironika Tugaleva

We are stronger in the places we have been broken.

“We are stronger in the places we have been broken.” – Ernest Hemingway

Self-forgiveness can heal you.

“Self-forgiveness can heal you.” – Andrew Zaffina

I’ve experienced several different healing methodologies over the years – counseling, self-help seminars, and I’ve read a lot – but none of them will work unless you really want to heal.

“I’ve experienced several different healing methodologies over the years – counseling, self-help seminars, and I’ve read a lot – but none of them will work unless you really want to heal.” – Lindsay Wagner

Stop looking for happiness in the same place you lost it.

“Stop looking for happiness in the same place you lost it.” – Paulo Coelho

A true healer is the one who heals himself first so others can benefit from his own healing.

“A true healer is the one who heals himself first so others can benefit from his own healing.” – Hong Curley

Healing is embracing what is most feared; healing is opening what has been closed, softening what has hardened into obstruction, healing is learning to trust life.

“Healing is embracing what is most feared; healing is opening what has been closed, softening what has hardened into obstruction, healing is learning to trust life.” – Jeanne Achterberg

We can heal. Perhaps we can return to that same place we once stood, when we were both young and innocent.

“We can heal. Perhaps we can return to that same place we once stood, when we were both young and innocent.” – Marie Lu

Healing is a matter of time, but it is sometimes also a matter of opportunity.

“Healing is a matter of time, but it is sometimes also a matter of opportunity.” – Hippocrates

Words of kindness are more healing to a drooping heart than balm or honey.

“Words of kindness are more healing to a drooping heart than balm or honey.” – Sarah Fielding

The wish for healing has always been half of health.

“The wish for healing has always been half of health.” – Lucius Annaeus Seneca

Don’t cry when the sun is gone because the tears won’t let you see the stars.

“Don’t cry when the sun is gone because the tears won’t let you see the stars.” – Violeta Para

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