Sometimes though, I forget to ask myself the same question.
What do I need right now in order to heal? Healing doesn’t have to mean overcoming or curing some ailment in life. It doesn’t have to be some long drawn out process, where we search high and low, stumbling over ourselves in order to put the pieces back together, so we can feel whole again. It can be small, brief, pointed yet meaningful instances that we cultivate to heal emotions, thoughts, and physical stressors. It can be simple.
For me, the answer to this question came to me quickly yesterday. I had to let go of the anger I was feeling that instant, otherwise I knew I would spiral down to a place that wasn’t good for me. That was what I needed to do in that moment; to let go, to release. Does it mean that I won’t feel that anger again? No. Does it mean I am cured of all negative feelings associated with that particular circumstance? Definitely not. And that’s okay.
If we broaden our definition of healing to include these small, yet powerful practices throughout our day, we can support both our moments and our longer, tougher journeys.
Whether you apply this to your infertility journey or life journey, don’t forget to ask yourself what you need to heal in this moment. I guarantee an answer will come to you.