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  • Writer's pictureRuth Hull

Embracing Inner Healing: Finding Wholeness Within

"What we know matters, but who we are matters more" - Brene Brown

 

This short blog was inspired by this beautiful little quote:


Inner healing starts with accepting yourself
You're enough just as you are!


 

Are you one of those people who thinks a lot about health? Who is always trying to read more and learn more about healthy living and how best to help yourself? Are you always following the latest research, currently ‘eating keto’, drinking bullet-proof coffee or ‘drowning in green juice’? Yet somehow you still don’t feel that great? Are you still tired or sick or just can’t sleep?


Can I make a suggestion? Step out of the ‘health-race’ for a while. Take a break from trying to make yourself well, from paying someone else to heal you, from taking supplements or shakes to make you whole.


Instead, take some time to just be yourself.



Health starts with happiness
Let yourself be yourself

The first step to inner healing is allowing yourself be yourself

Every time I have seen a genuine, life-changing shift in a person’s health, it has always started with them accepting themselves for who they are, accepting their illness, accepting their injuries and accepting their scars. When people start focusing on their inner healing journey they often find more energy for their outer healing journey.


As Brené Brown says:


“Owning our story can be hard but not nearly as difficult as spending our lives running from it.”


The true meaning of the word "health"

The word heal is derived from the Old English word hāl, meaning whole.


If you feel you are not whole, that you are broken in some way; or if you deny, suppress or ignore a part of you then how can you expect to be well?


I know that sometimes it is incredibly painful to acknowledge what has happened in life (be it a great loss, trauma or difficult upbringing), but everything that happens to us makes us who we are.


Do you think that maybe, instead of taking another pill or following a new diet, it is time for you to stop, look at where you have come from and congratulate yourself for getting through it?


Stop and say well done to yourself.


Take a breath and allow your inner self to heal.

Acknowledge that above all you are a survivor.


In the words of Eckhart Tolle:

What could be more futile, more insane, than to create inner resistance to what already is? …. Say “yes” to life — and see how life suddenly starts working for you rather than against you.”

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