May you have the commitment
To heal what has hurt you
To allow it to come close to you
And, in the end, become one with you
(Gaelic blessing)


Mental pain is less dramatic than physical pain, but it is more common and also more hard to bear. The frequent attempt to conceal mental pain increases the burden: it is easier to say, "My tooth is aching" than to say, "My heart is broken (CS Lewis)


It is totally without logic to propose that after millions of years of evolution, during which time we have become the dominant species on this planet, our bodies have become structurally incompetent, or that we have become so fragile that we must be careful how we move, use our bodies, or engage in repetitive activities. This is unalterated nonsense. We are not papier-maché; we are tough and resilient, adaptable and quick to heal. (Dr Sarno. The Mindbody Prescription.)


All pain within our body is present, because we do not accept a truth. (AJ Miller)


No matter how we trust and turn, the truth is that our current biomedical assumptions cannot account for the expression of highly specific and personal meanings in bodily disease, at times with extraordinarily obvious symbolic features. (Brian Broom)


Remember... all the while you are obsessing on being "right" or "fat" or "unable" or "less than" or "in pain", you are protected from thinking about the darkest, most seemingly unreasonable truths that live within you whether you acknowledge them or not. But I gotta tell you.. The truth will set you free. (Nicole Sachs)


Het lichaam zegt wat de geest niet kan zegggen…


The most important factor in recovery is that the person must be made aware of what is going on. Information…is the ‘penicillin’ for this disorder. (Dr Sarno)


If I have a lot of pain in my physical body, that means (a part of) my life is heading in the wrong direction and I really need to something about it. And it’s about love. It’s all about my own belief systems being out of harmony with love, that’s what is causing my pain. (AJ Miller)


If you bring forth what is within you, what you bring forth will save you. If you do not bring forth what is within you, what you do not bring forth will destroy you. (Elaine Pagels. The gospel of Thomas)


Tears are not the pain. They are the healing. (Annette Goodheart)


You cannot heal, what you cannot feel (Edith Egers, psychiater)


Acute injuries don’t go to chronic injuries. Acute pain can go to chronic pain, but injuries heal, and scars don’t hurt.. It’s very rare for an injury not to heal.. When someone gets an injury and the pain becomes chronic, the pain is shifting from the injury to a neural circuit of pain that the brain is producing.. Pain is not the problem; pain is the brain’s solution to the problem. (Dr. Howard Schubiner)


Ik ga een keer per week naar therapie. Ik sport elke dag om voor mijn lichaam te zorgen, dus waarom zou ik dat niet ook voor mijn hoofd doen? Er zijn zoveel emoties die vreemd aanvoelen voordat je ze goed analyseert. Ik ga er echt graag diep op in. Ik denk niet 'ik wil me niet zo voelen', maar eerder 'hoe komt het dat ik me zo voel?' (Harry Styles, singer-songwriter)