Another thought from my journey so far…
Healing, for me, is about care and nurturing myself. This means there is pain. This means there are things that don’t entirely resolve or go away. This means I acknowledge my limits, my nature, my “shape”.
It doesn’t mean, any more, that I’m free of all my anxiety, that my fear is eliminated (not realistic), or that my depression is 100% gone.
It means that I care for my anxious parts of self. It means I hear and respect my fear. It means I hold space for my depression when it comes.
I want to be a warm, safe vessel for all that arises in me because I care about all that does arise in me. This is what it means, to me, to heal.