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The self-esteem movement in this country has produced more adults who over rate their worth and live exclusively for adulation from others. —John Driggs Click To Tweet People who live through others rarely examine the cost of losing their identity to others and focus instead on their social standing. —John H. Driggs Click To Tweet If I come back from retreat and return to how things were before I left, I haven’t gone on retreat, I’ve gone on vacation.—Mary Lou Logsdon Click To Tweet If we do not transform our pain, we will most assuredly transmit it — usually to those closest to us: our family, our neighbors, our co-workers, and, invariably, the most vulnerable, our children.—Richard Rohr Click To Tweet What if instead of assuming we are disconnected, we assume we have something in common…and we inquire of each other until we know what that is?—Mary Lou Logsdon Click To Tweet The dark side of ourselves – such as distrust, disdain, stereotyping, blame, and lack of trust we have in others – is more about ourselves than somebody else. The reason we do that is that we don’t want to look at ourselves.—John… Click To Tweet
Progress not perfection. Click To Tweet We must be willing to let go of the life we have planned, so as to have the life that is waiting for us. — Parker Palmer Click To Tweet For fast acting relief, try slowing down. —Lily Tomlin Click To Tweet Sought through prayer and meditation to improve our conscious contact with God…—Step 11, The Big Book Click To Tweet Life is growth in the art of loss.—John O’Donohue Click To Tweet Pay attention. Be astonished. Tell about it.—Mary Oliver Click To Tweet If we find ourselves with a desire that nothing in this world can satisfy, the most probable explanation is that we were made for another world.—C.S. Lewis Click To Tweet Living by spiritual principles strengthens the spirit. The more you feed them the stronger they get, and strong healthy spirits don’t do unhealthy things.—George Lewis Click To Tweet What I needed was a solution to my living problems, in addition to stopping drinking.—Mary B. Click To Tweet The most difficult thing is the decision to act, the rest is merely tenacity. The fears are paper tigers. You can do anything you decide to do. You can act to change and control your life.—Amelia Earhart Click To Tweet
Codependency has a way of tearing at the very soul of a person; of a society too, I think. —Karen Casey Click To Tweet He who loves himself too much will have no rivals. — Benjamin Franklin Click To Tweet Hope is passion for what is possible.—Søren Kierkegaard Click To Tweet Hope is important because it can make the present moment less difficult to bear. If we believe that tomorrow will be better, we can bear a hardship today.—Thich Nhat Hanh Click To Tweet God is not a delicate flower easily damaged, nor does God need to be appeased. Our higher power is big enough to hear our cries of outrage and despair.—Mary Lou Logsdon Click To Tweet Healing begins when, in the face of our own darkness, we recognize our helplessness and surrender our need for control… we face what is, and we ask for mercy.—Henri Nouwen Click To Tweet He is a wise man who does not grieve for the things which he has not but rejoices for that which he has.—Epictetus Click To Tweet Your thoughts do not have to become your actions. Click To Tweet