“By healing ourselves, we heal the world.” – Jim Palmer
This insightful blog by Jim Palmer has perfect resonance with me and is worth remembering over and over again, since it is easy to forget the deep insights when I am distracted and overwhelmed by the world’s problems. I agree that by healing ourselves, we heal others because we are all interconnected like cells in a human body. I remember Thich Nhat Hanh once shared that we can only give to others what we have, referring to peace. In the same way, when we are in good health can we help others to be healthy, so to speak.
As Jim Palmer also noted, while we want to help impact the world and address the problems of inequality and so on, the best way to start is ourselves, because as we remind ourselves of our oneness with the universe or the divine and dwell in peace and joy, we are actually helping to send peaceful vibrations that heal not only ourselves but also the world around us, near and far.
Like what Thich Nhat Hanh said:
– “If we are peaceful, if we are happy, we can blossom like a flower, and everyone in our family, our entire society, will benefit from our peace.”
This is a timeless reminder for me as well.