Seeing the goodness in people — in spite of and even because of their brokenness — is the most profound and beautiful gift we can offer the world.
We spend our whole lives fighting our pain, stifling it, reacting to it. We become a victim of it. Thus, we perpetuate it and make it fester and grow.
The soft spot is where deep connection is found. If we can’t access and share our soft spot through vulnerability, we have no hope for real connection.
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.