“Some people see scars, and it is wounding they remember. To me they are proof of the fact that there is healing.” -Linda Hogan
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“Your vision will become clear only when you look into your heart … Who looks outside, dreams. Who looks inside, awakens.” -Carl Jung
We hurt ourselves by trying to defend ourselves against our own truth. The pain we refuse to feel collects in us and is stored in the places we are most shielded, which for most of us, is our hearts.
“You, yourself, as much as anybody in the entire universe, deserve your love and affection.” -Buddha
I have come to believe that so many relationships are so hurtful because we believe that is the love we deserve. For years after my parents’ divorce, I watched my mother have a 30- year affair with a man who would never really show up for her in the ways she needed.
“In violence we forget who we are.” -Mary McCarthy
Seeing a pro-football player knock out his girlfriend on an elevator video captures our collective attention. The league is held responsible for not taking the violence seriously, giving the offender a two game suspension, and then, after the public outcry, they expel him indefinitely.