Are You Standing in the Way of Your Healing?

I’ve spent my career helping people who are “hard-to-help.” Are you one of them? Are you standing in the way of your healing?

You Are In Charge of Holding On and Letting Go

Every healer can only offer remedies. The healing part is up to you.

A Sufi Healing Story

One day a man visits a great mystic to find out how to let go of his chains of attachment and his prejudices. 

Instead of answering him directly, the mystic jumps to his feet and bolts to a nearby pillar, flings his arms around it, grasping the marble surface. 

He screams, “Save me from the pillar! Save me from the pillar!”

The man who had asked for relief cannot believe what he sees. He thinks the mystic is mad. 

The shouting soon brings a crowd of people. 

“Why are you doing that? the man asks. “I came to you to ask a spiritual question because I thought you were wise, but obviously you’re crazy. You are holding the pillar, the pillar is not holding you. You can simply let go.”

The mystic lets go of the pillar and says to the man, “If you can understand that, you have your answer. Your chains of attachment are not holding you, you are holding them You can simply let go.”

Get Curious About Your Ills

We all have things in shadow that we are unaware of. These things can keep us holding on to hurts and keep us stuck. 

If you have an effective helper and aren’t making progress, get curious about what ails you. How is holding on helping you? What might you lose if you let go? 

How might being free scare you? What will it take for you to trust? Explore and when you’re ready, let go. You’re growth and healing are up to you.