This is a beautiful self healing quote. It invites you to imagine your heart as a garden, and within it lie buried seeds of pain and sorrow. These seeds represent your traumas, your embarrassing moments, your losses—the moments that hurt so deeply that you couldn’t fully process them at the time. Healing is like tending to this garden, gently unearthing these seeds, and allowing them to sprout into emotions.
Brianna Wiest says that when you experience a trauma or a loss, sometimes the shock is so overwhelming that you push those feelings deep down inside, thinking you’ll deal with them later. But here’s the thing: those emotions don’t just vanish. They lie dormant, affecting your thoughts and actions in subtle ways. Healing is the process of giving yourself permission to feel these emotions, no matter how uncomfortable or painful they may be.
Think of it like cleaning out a wound. To heal properly, you must first clean out the dirt and debris, even if it stings. Similarly, to heal emotionally, you must acknowledge and embrace the emotions that have been buried within you. It’s like saying to yourself, “It’s okay to feel sad, angry, or hurt. It’s okay to cry or scream. I’m here for myself.”
This process is an act of profound self-compassion. It’s showing yourself the same love and understanding that you so readily offer to others. It’s allowing yourself to be vulnerable, to be human. It’s saying, “I deserve to heal, to be whole.”
By letting yourself feel, by unearthing those buried emotions, you’re not only healing but also growing stronger. You’re allowing the wounds of the past to transform into scars of resilience. It’s a journey of self-discovery, self-love, and ultimately, self-empowerment.
Embrace the process of healing with open arms. Be patient with yourself because it takes time. And remember, as you tend to the garden of your heart, you’re nurturing the most beautiful, resilient, and inspiring flower—your own spirit. In allowing yourself to feel, you’re not just healing; you’re blooming into the magnificent person you were always meant to be.