"The body heals with play, the mind heals with laughter, the spirit heals with joy."

I can’t find a “for sure” author, but whoever said this was truly on to something . . .

"You can't heal people you love. You can't make choices for them. You can't rescue them. You can promise that they won't journey alone. You can loan them your map. But this trip is theirs." Laura Jean Truman

So poignant and so true —

"A fixer A fixer has the illusion of being causal. The server knows that he or she is being used in the service of something greater, essentially unknown. We fix something specific. We serve always the something: wholeness and the mystery of life. Fixing and helping are the work of the ego. Serving is the work of the soul. When you help, you see life as weak. When you fix, you see life as broken. When you serve, you see life as whole. Fixing and helping may cure. Serving heals. When I help, I feel satisfaction. When I serve, I feel gratitude. Fixing is a form of judgment. Serving is a form of connection." Unknown

"When a living system is suffering from ill health, the remedy is found by connecting with more of itself." Francisco Varela, biologist, philosopher, and neuroscientist

In my practice, I see this truth with every person who learns to experience the mind/body in a more integrated way.

"Love isn't a state of perfect caring. It is an active noun like struggle. To love someone is to strive to accept that person exactly the way he or she is, right here and now." Fred Rogers

Such a great definition of love . . . .

"But peace can be made only by those who are peaceful, and love can be shown only by those who love. No work of love will flourish out of guilt, fear, or hollowness of heart, just as no valid plans for the future can be made by those who have no capacity for living now." Alan W. Watts

An important insight!