When I treat myself well, I’m able to treat my children well.
When we lose faith in our feelings, we lose faith in ourselves and become outer-directed . We look to the world to tell us what to do, and how to feel.
The desire for fame can often be distracting.
We can be so busy striving to be recognized that we lose sight of ourselves.
What comes to mind is what other people think of us; we defer to their opinions, and neglect our own intimate view of ourselves.
How do we connect with other people? Do we rely on conflict, suffering, manipulation, gossip, one-upmanship?
Do we create relationships that can be controlled safely, and then call that “reality”?
Love must be learned, and learned again and again; there is no end to it. Hate needs no instruction, but only waits to provoked. Katherine Anne Poter We often enter into our relationships believing there is one perfect way to act, and if we can
Love your self’s self where it lives. Anne Sexton How often we have wished we were someone else, anyone else, rather than who we are? If we’re intense, have longed to be calmer? if we are introverted, have we dreamed of being extroverted? The truth
God delays, but doesn’t forget. Spanish proverb It’s frustrating to get sick, lose a job, or encounter financial setbacks. We suddenly feel curtailed, with the rhythm of our lives changed in a way we never anticipated. But our Higher Power slows us down for
What is the deepest loss you have suffered? If drinking bitter, change yourself to wine.. And if the earthly no longer knows your name, whisper to the silent earth: I’m flowing. To the flashing water say: I am. Rilke It’s not that we want God
The handwriting on the wall may be a forgery. Ralph Hodgson Too often we are superstitious and interpret signs in negative or hostile ways. Because we don’t believe in ourselves, we tend to think that fate is against us. But life isn’t for us or
Every forward step we take we leave some phantom of ourselves behind. John Spalding One of my friends told me that every day when he woke up, he said, “okay, God, surprise me.” Although each day brings new challenges, there is one thing it won’t
There is plenty of courage among us in the abstract but not in the concrete. Helen Keller In our minds we are often the bravest people in the world and we daily do great deeds there. Usually it is the grand gesture that captures our
Feeling is the inner life; expression is the outer life. Alexander Lowen There’s a connection between our ability to feel, our ability to express our feelings, and our ability to let go. There are probably many painful emotions we learned to suppress when were young,