On a past episode of Super Soul Sunday, Oprah talked to Madonna Badger, a woman who truly embodies resilience and what it’s like to experience immense grief and survive it.
Badger tragically lost her parents and three daughters on Christmas day 2011 in a house fire. Her ability to overcome this tremendous loss has become a source of strength and inspiration for many suffering hardship.
May her wise words be a reminder that healing takes time and that it can’t be banished by distraction or by willing them away. Love and experiencing our feelings are the only way.
“Time doesn’t heal anything, I don’t think. You just sort of learn how to live with it a little bit better. And I don’t hurt myself. Those [alcohol/drugs] are the kinds of things that don’t help at all. You have to actually feel the feelings okay…But it’s so much more in my experience, it’s so much more painful to stay outside of that pain. And the latest thing for me has been about that I can’t outrun my pain like just going as fast as I can, doing as much as I can, almost like in a manic way. I can’t do that it. It doesn’t work.” – Madonna Badger on Oprah’s Super Soul Sunday
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