Healing is both an exercise and an understanding,
and yet not of the will nor of the intention.
It is wisdom and a deeper knowledge of the daily swing
of life and death in all creation.
There is defeat to overcome and
acceptance of living to be established,
and always there must be hope.
Not hope of healing but the hope which
informs the coming moment and gives it’s reason.
The hope which is each man’s breath,
the certainty of love and of loving.
Death may live in the living
and healing rise in the dying,
for whom the natural end is part of the gathering,
and of the harvest to be expected.
To know healing is to know that all life is one,
and there is no beginning and no end,
and the intention is loving.
Margaret Torrie (1912 – 1999)