Life happens to everyone. We all experience emotional pain at some point and we’ll need to find the time and ways to heal ourselves.

No matter how cautious we are in planning our lives or in choosing the ones we spend more time with, pain is inevitable. Whenever life hits you, you need to remind yourself that you have the power to overcome any struggle. Just be patient and understand that certain wounds need more time to heal than others.

Emotional strength is not something we’re born with, but something we build while dealing with different life events. Whatever you are going through right now, know that it won’t last forever and that it eventually will make you stronger. Going through hardships builds resilience and some of the following healing quotes are proof of that.

If you don’t already know what calms and soothes your mind and soul, take some time to find out and do that thing as often as possible. In the meantime…

Here are 30 healing quotes that will encourage and give you comfort:

The wound is the place where the Light enters you. 

RUMI (more Rumi quotes)

As my sufferings mounted I soon realized that there were two ways in which I could respond to my situation — either to react with bitterness or seek to transform the suffering into a creative force. I decided to follow the latter course. 

MARTIN LUTHER KING JR. (more Marti Luther King Jr. quotes)

To recognize one’s own insanity is, of course, the arising of sanity, the beginning of healing and transcendence. 

ECKHART TOLLE (more Eckhart Tolle quotes)

You have the power to heal your life, and you need to know that. We think so often that we are helpless, but we’re not. We always have the power of our minds… Claim and consciously use your power. 

LOUISE HAY (more Louise Hay quotes)

The soul always knows what to do to heal itself. The challenge is to silence the mind.  

CAROLINE MYSS

Out of suffering have emerged the strongest souls; the most massive characters are seared with scars.  

KAHLIL GIBRAN (more Kahlil Gibran quotes)

As soon as healing takes place, go out and heal somebody else. 

MAYA ANGELOU (more Maya Angelou quotes)

But pain’s like water. It finds a way to push through any seal. There’s no way to stop it. Sometimes you have to let yourself sink inside of it before you can learn how to swim to the surface. 

KATIE KACVINSKY

Healing takes courage, and we all have courage, even if we have to dig a little to find it.  

TORI AMOS

Our wounds are often the openings into the best and most beautiful part of us. 

DAVID RICHO

Laughter completely engages the body and releases the mind. It connects us to others, and that in itself has a healing effect. 

MARLO THOMAS

The practice of forgiveness is our most important contribution to the healing of the world. 

MARIANNE WILLIAMSON

Some people see scars, and it is wounding they remember. To me they are proof of the fact that there is healing. 

LINDA HOGAN

Although the world is full of suffering, it is also full of the overcoming of it. 

HELEN KELLER (more Helen Keller quotes)

One of the most healing things you can do is recognize where in your life you are your own poison.  

STEVE MARABOLI

Our sorrows and wounds are healed only when we touch them with compassion.

JACK KORNFIELD

Love is the most important healing power there is.  

LOUISE HAY

When I stand before thee at the day’s end, thou shalt see my scars and know that I had my wounds and also my healing.  

RABINDRANATH TAGORE

Healing is an inside job.  

DR. B.J. PALMER

The place of true healing is a fierce place. It’s a giant place. It’s a place of monstrous beauty and endless dark and glimmering light. And you have to work really, really, really hard to get there, but you can do it.  

CHERYL STRAYED

Every step taken in mindfulness brings us one step closer to healing ourselves and the planet.

THICH NHAT HANH

Self-forgiveness is essential to self-healing.  

RUTH CARTER STAPLETON

Natural forces within us are the true healers of disease.  

HIPPOCRATES

Ultimately, there can be no complete healing until we have restored our primal trust in life.

GEORG FEUERSTEIN

To heal is to touch with love that which we previously touched with fear.  

STEPHEN LEVINE

Tears are God’s gift to us. Our holy water. They heal us as they flow.  

RITA SCHIANO

Even the smallest shift in perspective can bring about the greatest healing. 

JOSHUA KAI

Music is such a great healing balm and a great way to forget your troubles. 

RICKY SKAGGS

Give it air and let the scar on your soul reveal itself, because, like the body, it too was made to heal itself.

CURTIS TYRONE JONES

Love one another and help others to rise to the higher levels, simply by pouring out love. Love is infectious and the greatest healing energy. 

SAI BABA