Psychotherapy may be thought of as that situation in which one person pays another to sit and listen to what he or she does not want to say, while the other person then feels obligated to sit and listen to what he or she does not want to hear. Richard Chefetz MD
Man in the Glass
Bill Parcells When you get what you want in your struggle for self And the world makes you king for a day Just go to a mirror and look at yourself And see what that man has to say For it isn’t your father, mother or wife Whose judgment upon you must pass The fellow whose verdict counts most in your life Is the one staring back from the…
THE 4 AGREEMENTS
The following is an overview of the meaning of each of The Four Agreements, based on the writings of don Miguel Angel Ruiz. Be Impeccable with Your Word Speak with integrity. Say only what you mean. Avoid using the word to speak against yourself or to gossip about others. Use the power of your word in the direction of truth and love. Impeccable means “without sin” and a sin is…
Whatever you do, don’t shut off your pain; accept your pain and remain vulnerable. However desperate you become, accept your pain as it is, because it is in fact trying to hand you a priceless gift: the chance of discovering, through spiritual practice, what lies behind sorrow. Grief,” Rumi wrote, “can be the garden of compassion. If you keep your heart open through everything, your pain can become your greatest…
Who is the person with the most control? One who has no need of it.
Kahil Gibran – The Prophet
“Let there be spaces in your togetherness, And let the winds of the heavens dance between you. Love one another but make not a bond of love: Let it rather be a moving sea between the shores of your souls. Fill each other’s cup but drink not from one cup. Give one another of your bread but eat not from the same loaf. Sing and dance together and be joyous,…
Life can only be understood backwards, but it must be lived forward. –Soren Kierkegaard
M. Scott Peck MD
What does a life of total dedication to the truth mean? It means first of all a continuous and never-ending stringent self examination. We know the world through our relationship to it…. The life of wisdom must be a life of contemplation combined with actions.
Nothing clutters the soul more than remorse, resentment, recrimination. Negative feelings occupy a fearsome amount of space in the mind, block our perceptions, our prospects, our pleasures
Your soul is oftentimes the battlefield upon which your reason and your judgement wage war against your passion.