To heal...

There is an important distinction between the words CURE and HEAL.  The word cure is related to successful medical treatment or the cessation of symptoms.  The word heal has its roots more closely linked to the sacred, meaning to make whole.


The only journey is the one within.

Rainer Maria Rilke

It is the access to meaning in one's life that is linked to wholeness.  Finding meaning depends on shedding the robotic links to hedonism and self cherishing that are so short sighted.  A connection to gratitude and compassion  sustains us in balance, buoyancy, and bliss.  


Love and compassion are necessities, not luxuries. Without them, humanity cannot survive.

Dalai Lama

To be mindful is to engage in the moment and thus have a choice in our responses, in contrast to automatic knee-jerk reactions.  

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Between stimulus and response there is a space. In that space is our power to choose our response. In our response lies our growth and our freedom.

Viktor E. Frankl


A good indicator of restoration is one's ability to play.  To be child-like creates the causes and conditions with which to embrace joy.