Moving On Quotes
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Moving on quotes offer new ways to look at pain, trauma, and suffering. Research suggests that fear is a feeling we can release. It is important to stop thinking for a moment. Turn off negativity.

The toxic thoughts, worries, and fears flooding your mind need to be released. Rather than suppressing hurtful memories, the key may be to say ‘yes’ to them, allow them come forward and immediately leave. We feel a conscious release when we let fearful feelings go. The idea is to stop engaging in the types of actions or thoughts which have not brought you relief. Healing happens when we make up our minds to do things differently. Another path to finding healing is though engagement with expressive arts.

Angeles Arrien reminds us: “In many shamanic societies, if you came to a shaman or medicine person complaining of being disheartened, dispirited, or depressed, they would ask you one of four questions: When did you stop dancing? When did you stop singing? When did you stop being enchanted by stories? When did you stop finding comfort in the sweet territory of silence?” Share your story. Dance. Move. Sing. Get the pain out so you can brush yourself off and move forward in any new way you can manage.

If you are interested in learning more about Expressive Arts and Healing, I highly recommend The Creative Connection by Dr. Natalie Rogers. If you are serious about moving on from your struggles, click the link on the right to look into The Release Technique for releasing.

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Don’t let the hard time in life tear you down. Let them make you stronger than you were before. This is the perfect time to decide who you want to be on the other side of the pain.
Lisa Prosen

You think your pain and your heartbreak are unprecedented in the history of the world, but then you read. It was books that taught me that the things that tormented me most were the very things that connected me with all the people who were alive, or who had ever been alive.
James Baldwin

Between stimulus and response there is a space. In that space is our power to choose our response. In our response lies our growth and our freedom…when we are no longer able to change a situation – we are challenged to change ourselves.”
Viktor Frankl

There are far, far better things ahead than any we leave behind.
C. S. Lewis

Don’t brood. Get on with living and loving. You don’t have forever.
Leo Buscaglia

Each time we let go of something, we experience another level of freedom.
Traleg Kyabgon Rinpoche

Let everything happen to you: beauty and terror. Just keep going. No feeling is final.
Rainer Maria Rilke

We do not heal the past by dwelling there; we heal the past by living fully in the present.
Marianne Williamson

Any change, any loss, does not make us victims. Others can shake you, surprise you, disappoint you, but they can’t prevent you from acting, from taking the situation you’re presented with and moving on. No matter where you are in life, no matter what your situation, you can always do something.
Blaine Lee

As our feelings are tapped, they become a resource for further self-understanding and creativity. We gently allow ourselves to awaken to new possibilities.
Natalie Rogers - The Creative Connection: Expressive Arts as Healing

Bad things do happen; how I respond to them defines my character and the quality of my life. I can choose to sit in perpetual sadness, immobilized by the gravity of my loss, or I can choose to rise from the pain and treasure the most precious gift I have – life itself.
Walter Anderson

Cry. Forgive. Learn. Move on. Let your tears water the seeds of your future happiness.
Steve Maraboli

Don’t dwell on what went wrong. Instead, focus on what to do next. Spend your energies on moving forward toward finding the answer.
Denis Waitley

Even though you may want to move forward in your life, you may have one foot on the brakes. In order to be free, we must learn how to let go. Release the hurt. Release the fear. Refuse to entertain your old pain. The energy it takes to hang onto the past is holding you back from a new life. What is it you would let go of today?
Mary Manin Morrissey

Forgiving does not erase the bitter past. A healed memory is not a deleted memory. Instead, forgiving what we cannot forget creates a new way to remember. We change the memory of our past into a hope for our future.
Lewis Smedes

I believe we are all capable of being profoundly, beautifully creative, where we use that creativity to relate to family or to paint a picture. The seeds of much of our creativity come from the unconscious, our feelings, and our intuition. The unconscious is our deep well. Many of us have put a lid over that well. Feelings can be constructively channeled into creative ventures: into dance, music, art, or writing. When our feelings are joyful, the art form uplifts. When our feelings are violent or wrathful, we can transform them into powerful art rather than venting them on the world. Such art helps us accept that aspect of ourselves. Self-acceptance is paramount to compassion for others.
Natalie Rogers - The Creative Connection: Expressive Arts as Healing

Let go. Why do you cling to pain? There is nothing you can do about the wrongs of yesterday. It is not yours to judge. Why hold on to the very thing which keeps you from hope and love?
Leo Buscaglia

Never regret. If it’s good, it’s wonderful. If it’s bad, it’s experience.
Victoria Holt

Often the thought of pain is actually worse than the pain itself.
Greg Behrendt

People have a hard time letting go of their suffering. Out of a fear of the unknown, they prefer suffering that is familiar.
Thich Nhat Hanh

Sooner or later we’ve all got to let go of our past.
Dan Brown

The goal of spiritual practice is full recovery, and the only thing you need to recover from is a fractured sense of self.
Marianne Williamson

The secret of joy is the mastery of pain.
Anaïs Nin

The truth that many people never understand, until it is too late, is that the more you try to avoid suffering the move you suffer because smaller and more insignificant things begin to torture you in proportion to your fear of being hurt.
Thomas Merton

To me, if life boils down to one thing, it’s movement. To live is to keep moving.
Jerry Seinfeld

Unexpressed emotions will never die. They are buried alive and will come forth later in uglier ways.
Sigmund Freud

Whatever is bringing you down, get rid of it, because you’ll find that when you’re free…your true self comes out.
Tina Turner

Whether you spend your days in sorrow or in joy, time will still continue to tick away. The longer you take to move on, the less time you’ll have to spend being happy.
Kevin Ngo

You are responsible for your life. You can’t keep blaming somebody else for your dysfunction. Life is really about moving on.
Oprah Winfrey

You build on failure. You use it as a stepping stone. Close the door on the past. You don’t try to forget the mistakes, but you don’t dwell on it. You don’t let it have any of your energy, or any of your time, or any of your space.
Johnny Cash

You must make a decision that you are going to move on. It won’t happen automatically. You will have to rise up and say, ‘I don’t care how hard this is, I don’t care how disappointed I am, I’m not going to let this get the best of me. I’m moving on with my life.
Joel Osteen

The need to be normal is the predominant anxiety disorder in modern life.
Thomas Moore

Art saved me; it got me through my depression and self-loathing, back to a place of innocence.
Jeanette Winterson

Character cannot be developed in ease and quiet. Only through experience of trial and suffering can the soul be strengthened, ambition inspired, and success achieved.
Helen Keller

Write about what disturbs you, what you fear, what you have not been willing to speak about. Be willing to be split open.
Natalie Goldberg

The turning point in the process of growing up is when you discover the core of strength within you that survives all hurt.
Max Lerner

Quit putting yourself in a little box by trying to live consistently with your past and explaining every little action you take. BE YOU. Fully. In this moment. Independent of what others may or may not 'expect' from you.
Brian Johnson

Writing is a form of therapy; sometimes I wonder how all those who do not write, compose, or paint can manage to escape the madness, the melancholia, the panic fear which is inherent in a human situation.
Graham Greene

I merely took the energy it takes to pout and wrote some blues.
Duke Ellington

A lot of people say they want to get out of pain, and I'm sure that's true, but they aren't willing to make healing a high priority. They aren't willing to look inside to see the source of their pain in order to deal with it.
Lindsay Wagner

Pain is inevitable. Suffering is optional.
Kathleen Casey

Finish each day and be done with it. You have done what you could. Some blunders and absurdities no doubt crept in; forget them as soon as you can. Tomorrow is a new day; begin it well and serenely and with too high a spirit to be encumbered with your old nonsense.
Ralph Waldo Emerson

Journal writing is a voyage to the interior.
Christina Baldwin

You are innately designed to use your personal power. When you don't, you experience a sense of helplessness, paralysis, and depression-which is your clue that something is not working as it could. You, like all of us, deserve everything that is wonderful and exciting in life. And those feelings emerge only when you get in touch with your powerful self.
Susan Jeffers

All of our suffering in life is from saying we want one thing and doing another.
Debbie Ford

Don't compromise yourself. You are all you've got.
Janis Joplin

God, give us the grace to accept with serenity the things that cannot be changes, courage to change the things that can be changed, and the wisdom to distinguish one from the other.
Reinhold Niebuhr

Healing may not be so much about getting better, as about letting go of everything that isn't you – all of the expectations, all of the beliefs – and becoming who you are.
Rachel Naomi Remen

If you are not in the state of either acceptance, enjoyment, or enthusiasm, look closely and you will find that you are creating suffering for yourself and others.
Eckhart Tolle

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