Painful emotions can be a stagnant swamp that poisons & strangles life, or a flowing river that gives & enhances life. It depends on how we deal with them.
You were born for a purpose. God, the universe, all of existence is entirely devoted to helping you discover and live it in its fullest expression.
There’s nothing heroic, enlightened, or unselfish about suppressing needs, especially when done unconsciously.
The first time it happened he was eight years old. She was in one of her dark moods. She slapped him across the face and told him he was worthless.
Traumatic events, rather than crippling us, can actually strengthen us and help us grow. And what determines our response to trauma is our sense of purpose.
It’s only when we feel like we have enough care and support that we can open our heart to grieving — and ultimately to healing.
We often do in our lives what doctors do: treat the symptoms instead of curing the actual disease.
The people closest to us are mirrors reflecting our beliefs about ourselves. If we believe we’re not enough, we attract people who confirm that belief.
Most of our pursuit of happiness is not a pursuit at all, but rather an escape — an escape from any pain in the present moment.
Our worst mistakes are the source of our best insights. Our flaws and weaknesses are the compost out of which flowers our beauty and goodness.