“The purpose of grieving is not just to heal.
It is not just to understand the pain.
It is not just to forgive or to accept it.
Healing is the step between grieving and growing.
The purpose of healing is to become whole,
and the purpose of being whole is
to move toward a vision of life
in which you are fully alive,
connected to what sustains you,
available to receive and give love.
Healing from the past is the first step.
Living in the present is the next.”