This week, I'm sharing a poem that meant to offer you a perspective on what healing looks like and how to embrace the experience.
For the backstory, discussion and reading of this poem, tune in to the podcast episode titled "The Healing Journey" here.
This is Me Healing
A Short Poem on the Painful, Comforting, Confusing (and Beautiful) Journey Towards Healing
When I listen to this song, I think of you
Which makes me feel comfort, sadness and longing.
The comfort makes me want to listen over and over and over
The sadness urges me to change the station
The longing makes me happy when the song finally fades out
All are welcomed here.
Because healing is the result of being a gracious host
Of welcoming the full range of your emotions, giving them a voice, listening to what they have to say, and making them feel at home as they pass through your body
Healing comes from slow experiencing
From sitting in the pain and telling your story
It comes from mourning the dreams of what could have been
Guarding gratitude for what was
And nursing the budding excitement; so small, that you can’t see it- and you can barely feel it. But you can sense that it’s there, and waiting to tell the story of what’s yet to come
Appreciate the layers. Taste all the flavours
Sit in the comfort of knowing that this too shall pass, without wishing the moment away
Because after the storm has passed, you’ll find that the future is bright
… Even though they won’t be in it- I promise you, it’s worth living for.