Curing Vs. Healing

There’s an important distinction between curing and healing: Curing relates to the repair of your physical body, healing relates to the growth of your soul.

Medicine is dealing with what’s wrong with you. Healing is dealing with what’s right with you.
Ingrid Dilley

Healing may or may not include the curing of your physical malady. Indeed, the deterioration of your body may be a necessary catalyst in the awakening of your spirit.

Healing is far more than a return to a former condition. True healing means drawing the circle of our being larger and becoming more inclusive, more capable of loving. In this sense, healing is not for the sick alone, but for all humankind. . . . In the end, healing must be a ceaseless process of relationship and rediscovery, moment by moment. The more we “know” about healing, the more we are simultaneously carried toward something unknowable. For this reason all healing is in essence spiritual.
Richard Moss

Countless research studies have demonstrated that our will to live is often a determining factor in how quickly and how well we recover.

Our bodies are our gardens to which our wills are gardeners.
William Shakespeare

Modern science is only confirming what has been recognized for millennia: The mind plays a major role in the curing of the body.

He who can believe himself well, will be well.

Nothing demonstrates this mind-body connection more effectively than the placebo effect. When patients are told that a sugar pill or bogus medical procedure will promote healing or reduce pain, it very often does. It is undeniably the expectation associated with the pill or procedure that produces the positive result.

Belief becomes biology.
Norman Cousins

The human body is an amazing work of art. It has an intelligence all its own and is constantly striving to achieve optimal health. A positive attitude boosts your immune system and might just tip the scales in your favor.

The greatest force in the human body is the natural drive of the body to heal itself—but that force is not independent of the belief system, which can translate expectations into physiological change.
Norman Cousins

Traditional medicine certainly plays an important role in curing the body. Yet for all the remarkable advances in medical science, love remains the best medicine.

I am convinced that unconditional love is the most powerful known stimulant of the immune system. If I told patients to raise their blood levels of immune globulins or killer T cells, no one would know how. But if I can teach them to love themselves and others fully, the same changes happen automatically. The truth is: love heals.
Dr. Bernie Siegel

The opportunity to choose healing is always in front of us. In God’s eyes, it is never too late to learn and apply life lessons.

It is God’s kindness to terrify you in order to lead you to safety.


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2 Responses to “Curing Vs. Healing”

  1. Melissa Hunt Says:

    Magnificent. What a wonderful way to begin my day. Thanks, Phil.

  2. Phil Bolsta Says:

    I’m glad you found it meaningful, Melissa!

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