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Love, Mercy, and Grace, sisters all, attend your wounds of silence and hope.
Un-winged and naked, sorrow surrenders its crown to a throne called grace.
You were born a child of light's wonderful secret
You were born a child of light's wonderful secret
A bridge of silver wings stretches from the dead ashes of an unforgiving nightmareto the jeweled vision of a life started anew.
You were born a child of light's wonderful secret
Love taught me to die with dignity that I might come forth anew in splendor. Born once of flesh, then again of fire, I was reborn a third time to the sound of my name humming haikus in heaven's mouth.
History dressed up in the glow of love's kiss turned grief into beauty.
Oh what a wonderful soul so bright inside you. Got power to heal the sun's broken heart, power to restore the moon's vision too.
Everywhere we shine death and life burn into something new…
You were born a child of light's wonderful secret
You were born a child of light's wonderful secret
Alaric Hutchinson
Everything that brings us well being is achieved through allowing ourselves to flow with life and be in harmony. Pain happens, it is our attachment to the pain and our resistance to change that causes suffering.
Alysha Speer
Depression weighs you down like a rock in a river. You don't stand a chance. You can fight and pray and hope you have the strength to swim, but sometimes, you have to let yourself sink. Because you'll never know true happiness until someone or something pulls you back out of that river--and you'll never believe it until you realize it was you, yourself who saved you.
Amanda Craig
It's not by accident that people talk of a state of confusion as not being able to see the wood for the trees, or of being out of the woods when some crisis is surmopunted. It is a place of loss, confusion, terror and anger, a place where you can, like Dante, find yourself going down into Hell. But if it's any comfort, the dark wood isn't just that. It's also a place of opportunity and adventure. It is the place in which fortunes can be reversed, hearts mended, hopes reborn.
Bessel A. van der Kolk
BEFRIENDING THE BODY Trauma victims cannot recover until they become familiar with and befriend the sensations in their bodies. Being frightened means that you live in a body that is always on guard. Angry people live in angry bodies. The bodies of child-abuse victims are tense and defensive until they find a way to relax and feel safe. In order to change, people need to become aware of their sensations and the way that their bodies interact with the world around them. Physical self-awareness is the first step in releasing the tyranny of the past.In my practice I begin the process by helping my patients to first notice and then describe the feelings in their bodies
Bill Walsh
MY FIVE DOS FOR GETTING BACK INTO THE GAME: 1. Do expect defeat. It's a given when the stakes are high and the competition is working ferociously to beat you. If you're surprised when it happens, you're dreaming; dreamers don't last long. 2. Do force yourself to stop looking backward and dwelling on the professional train wreck you have just been in. It's mental quicksand. 3. Do allow yourself appropriate recovery
Blaine Harden
I am evolving from being an animal,' he said. 'But it is going very, very slowly. Sometime I try to cry and laugh like other people, just to see if it feels like anything. Yet tears don't come. Laughter doesn't come.
Brittany Burgunder
Recovery is hard. Regret is harder.
Brittany Burgunder
A huge part of recovery and life -is slowing down and accepting the unKNOWN. This is how you get to KNOW
Brittany Burgunder
Soon, when all is well, you're going to look back on this period of your life and be so glad that you never gave up.
Brittany Burgunder
Just because your heart is beating, doesn't mean you're alive.
Brittany Burgunder
Hold yourself back, or heal yourself back together. You decide.
Bryant McGill
The beauty of being shattered is how the shards become our character and our marks of distinction. This is how we are refined by our pain. When the storm rips you to pieces, you get to decide how to put yourself back together again. The storm gives us the gift of our defining choices. You will be a different person after the storm, because the storm will heal you from your perfection. People who stay perfect and unblemished never really get to live fully or deeply. You will not be the same after the storms of life; you will be stronger, wiser and more alive than ever before!
Carrie Fisher
Karl Marx: Religion is the opiate of the masses.Carrie Fisher: I did masses of opiates religiously.
Charlotte Eriksson
You become a house where the wind blows straight through, because no one bothers the crack in the window or lock on the door, and you're the house where people come and go as they please, because you're simply too unimpressed to care. You let people in who you really shouldn't let in, and you let them walk around for a while, use your bed and use your books, and await the day when they simply get bored and leave. You're still not bothered, though you knew they shouldn't have been let in in the first place, but still you just sit there, apathetic like a beggar in the desert.
Charlotte Eriksson
Everything changed when I learned to honour my body instead of fighting it. When I learned to take care of it, like a precious castle to protect this weary heart. To stop harming it, punishing it for looking like this or that, feeling like this or that. I don't look like they all told me I had to do, but I'm healthy and strong and vital. That is enough.
Charlotte Eriksson
No one will come and save you. No one will come riding on a white horse and take all your worries away. You have to save yourself, little by little, day by day. Build yourself a home. Take care of your body. Find something to work on. Something that makes you excited, something you want to learn. Get yourself some books and learn them by heart. Get to know the author, where he grew up, what books he read himself. Take yourself out for dinner. Dress up for no one but you and simply feel nice. it's a lovely feeling, to feel pretty. You don't need anyone to confirm it.
Charlotte Eriksson
Take a shower, wash off the day. Drink a glass of water. Make the room dark. Lie down and close your eyes.Notice the silence. Notice your heart. Still beating. Still fighting. You made it, after all. You made it, another day. And you can make it one more. You're doing just fine.
China Miéville
Scars are not injuries, Tanner Sack. A scar is a healing. After injury, a scar is what makes you whole.
Chinonye J. Chidolue
Her eyes bled from venomous anger...Her flower had been gruesomely deflowered...Her life had slowly turned into a blunder...There was no more thinking further....She would rather become a Foetus murderer Than end up a hopeless mother....Of course, she found peace in the formerUntil later years of emotional traumaOh, the foetus hunt was forever!The only thing you should abort is the thought of aborting your baby. Stop the hate and violence against innocent children.
Clara Kensie
Dad thinks I'm ready to fly around the country as the Ambassador of Hope, but Mom thinks I'm a frail little bird with broken wings.
Clara Kensie
My father is using me as a message of hope. My sister is using me as a message of fear.I don't want to be used by anybody.
Clara Kensie
Some stories won't have a happy ending, but there's always hope that the next one will. Hope is everything. Even when there's nothing else. Especially when there's nothing else.
Clara Kensie
Hope is made of air, and wishes. An empty box wrapped in shiny paper.
Clara Kensie
My friend Bailey is looking at me with tears in her eyes and a smile of pure joy. She sees me, the real me, not the broken little bird that my mother sees, or the Ambassador of Hope that my father sees, or the girl who was stupid enough to walk off with a stranger and ruin everyone's lives that my sister sees. Bailey sees me as I want to be: a normal, non-newsworthy, non-broken, non-victimized sixteen-year-old girl.
Clara Kensie
Hope is made of air, and wishes. An empty box wrapped in shiny paper.And now Dad wants me to be the ambassador of hope for his foundation. How can I be the ambassador of hope, when hope doesn't change anything? When unrealized hopes only bring pain and despair?
Corey Ann Haydu
Even when everything hurts, even when other cities are exploding and people we love are disappearing, there's still space for sweet things.
Criss Jami
Listen to God with a broken heart. He is not only the doctor who mends it, but also the father who wipes away the tears.
Criss Jami
From recovery to rags and rags to recovery symbolizes art - a perfect compilation of human imperfections.
Criss Jami
It is not true that everyone is special. It is true that everyone was once special and still possesses the ability to recover it.
Criss Jami
The power of hope! Even a lack of ambition can, for a time, pay off as a necessary facet, as long as hope outweighs it.
David Foster Wallace
Something they seem to omit to mention in Boston AA when you're new and out of your skull with desperation and ready to eliminate your map and they tell you how it'll all get better and better as you abstain and recover: they somehow omit to mention that the way it gets better and you get better is through pain. Not around pain, or in spite of it.
David W. Earle
Reality may not be what you want it to be, but it is the reality you now must face. You can deny this reality and try to wish it away, or you can accept it and not waste any energy on wanting it to be different.
David Wroblewski
She needed to recover. His father had died in January; it was only the end of May. They needed to stick to the routine they'd established during the intervening months. in that way, their life would return to its original shape, like a spring stretched in bad times but contracting eventually into happiness. That the world could come permanently unsprung had never occurred to him.
Eleanor Brownn
You've climbed too many mountains and crossed too many rivers to stop and turn back now.
Eleanor Brownn
Self care is any action you purposefully take to improve your physical, emotional or spiritual well being. Too often, we do not make time for sufficient self care because we're too busy taking care of others. Life's demands at home, in our community and at work can take our lives out of balance. Self care can be getting more rest, eating healthier food, spending more time in thoughtful reflection, being kinder to yourself, smiling more, playing, or engaging in any activity that renews you. By making time for self care, you prepare yourself to be your best so you can share your gifts with the world. You cannot serve from an empty vessel. © 2017 Eleanor Brownn
Ellen Bass
So often survivors have had their experiences denied, trivialized, or distorted. Writing is an important avenue for healing because it gives you the opportunity to define your own reality. You can say: This did happen to me. It was that bad. It was the fault & responsibility of the adult. I was
Ellen Bass
In spite of the horror, in spite of the tragedy, in spite of the weeks of sleepless nights, I'm finally alive. I'm not pretending. I feel real. I'm not playing charades anymore. I wouldn't go back to the way I was for anything. I'm really like a different person. I'm where I am, and I'm making the most of it. I know I'm courageous now. I found out I had it in me to face this.
Ellen Bass
Healing isn't just about pain. It's about learning to love yourself. As you move from feeling like a victim to being a proud survivor, you will have glimmers of hope, pride and satisfaction. Those are natural by-products of healing.
Gail Caldwell
Hope in the beginning feels like such a violation of the loss, and yet without it we couldn't survive.
Hubert H. Humphrey
The test we must set for ourselves is not to march alone but to march in such a way that others will wish to join us.
Ifeanyi Enoch Onuoha
Self-discovery is life recovery.
Jalaluddin Rumi
If you desire healing,let yourself fall illlet yourself fall ill.
Janelle Maree
We are more than our traumaWe are not our diagnosisWe are more than the worst thingsthat have ever happened to us
John Mark Green
Your transformation will begin the moment you stop worrying for someone rise to rescue you.
Joseph Conrad
The question is not how to get cured, but how to live.
Judith Lewis Herman
The traumatized person is often relieved simply to learn the true name of her condition. By ascertaining her diagnosis, she begins the process of mastery. No longer imprisoned in the wordlessness of the trauma, she discovers that there is a language for her experience. She discovers that she is not alone; others have suffered in similar ways. She discovers further that she is not crazy; the traumatic syndromes are normal human responses to extreme circumstances. And she discovers, finally, that she is not doomed to suffer this condition indefinitely; she can expect to recover, as others have recovered...
Kamal Ravikant
No matter how smart we may think we are, no matter how committed we are to our truth, we can lose our way.
Kamand Kojouri
Worry notif you are in darknessand the void sucks you in further.This is not the place we go to die.It's where we are bornand our stories begin.
Ken Novak
It will all be over in 2 weeks
Kierra C.T. Banks
Live BOLDLY! ......because no one ever told you healing is a life long process.
Kyle D. Jones
Stop chasing society's definition of success and chase your own definition of success. Success is an emotion that is experienced when you are completely fulfilled and content with where you are in life; it has nothing to do with a specific job, a specific amount of money in your bank account, or the quality of material possessions you acquire. You can be the richest man in the world, but still, feel unsuccessful, and you can be the poorest man in the world, but still, feel extremely successful.
Lailah Gifty Akita
No soul sin beyond recovery.
Lailah Gifty Akita
There is a rise after every fall.
Lalah Delia
Self-care is how you take your power back.
Lawrence N. Powell
Public truth telling is a form of recovery, especially when combined with social action. Sharing traumatic experiences with others enables victims to reconstruct repressed memory, mourn loss, and master helplessness, which is trauma's essential insult. And, by facilitating reconnection to ordinary life, the public testimony helps survivors restore basic trust in a just world and overcome feelings of isolation. But the talking cure is predicated on the existence of a community willing to bear witness. 'Recovery can take place only within the context of relationships,' write Judith Herman. 'It cannot occur in isolation.
Margaret Widdemer
And the way you lost your temper! went on Wallis enthusiastically. Oh, Mr. Allan, it was beautiful! You haven't been more than to say snarly since the accident! It was so like the way you used to throw hair-brushes--
Mark Twain
The fact that man knows right from wrong proves his intellectual superiority to the other creatures; but the fact that he can do wrong proves his moral inferiority to any creatures that cannot.
Martin Buber
We can be redeemed only to the extent to which we see ourselves.
Mike Norton
One of the greatest evils is the foolishness of a good man. For the giving man to withhold helping someone in order to first assure personal fortification is not selfish, but to elude needless self-destruction; martyrdom is only practical when the thought is to die, else a good man faces the consequence of digging a hole from which he cannot escape, and truly helps no one in the long run.
Mina Marial Nicoli
May the light be in you forever,May the sun love you and keep you,May the dream make you awaken.For the stars love to shine upon you, And the heavens cry for your loss.May goodness and love flow through you once more,Drink of the light and the love here,Find that we all need you,May your spirit come back across.
Omid Mankoo
First Embody the Emptiness of SilenceNext Embody the Fullness of Honesty & LoveThus Be HeavenSage Hope (Omid Mankoo) SH...
Paul Klee
A single day is enough to make us a little larger or, another time, a little smaller.
Paula Hawkins
Hollowness: that I understand. I'm starting to believe that there isn't anything you can do to fix it. That's what I've taken from the therapy sessions: the holes in your life are permanent. You have to grow around them, like tree roots around concrete; you mold yourself through the gaps
Phil Volatile
and tonight we held each other, one last time,like a dance to aslow songon an empty floor, underneath a singledisco ballin front of no oneat all
R.D. Laing
Pain in this life is not avoidable, but the pain we create avoiding pain is avoidable.
Rachel L. Schade
I'd never known that I could feel this broken and whole at once.
Randall Marr
With every step we take we have a choice to make. Our choices determine our actions. Our actions determine who we are.
Ricky Maye
Stop looking back when your future is ahead of you
Ricky Maye
If you do not cultivate your life's environment, you will not captivate the worlds enlightenment.
Ricky Maye
Don't ever forget you are beautiful, although your life, your past and your present situation may be ugly. You are beautiful.
Ricky Maye
Change is inevitable. Progression is a choice. We all move, but are you going to move forward?
Robert Uttaro
But no matter how much evil I see, I think it's important for everyone to understand that there is much more light than darkness.
Russell Brand
Amy [Winehouse] increasingly became defined by her addiction. Our media though is more interested in tragedy than talent, so the ink began to defect from praising her gift to chronicling her downfall. The destructive personal relationships, the blood soaked ballet slippers, the aborted shows, that YouTube madness with the baby mice. In the public perception this ephemeral tittle-tattle replaced her timeless talent. This and her manner in our occasional meetings brought home to me the severity of her condition. Addiction is a serious disease; it will end with jail, mental institutions, or death.
Seth Adam Smith
Willpower, though important in its own way, is never enough. In order for you to be truly powerful, you must open up and trust in something beyond yourself
Shannon Perry
It's worth burning myself out like a matchso long as others receive the light and warmth I dispatch.
Shannon L. Alder
Learning to let go is not giving up! It is simply passing the burden to a better fighter, so you can fight another day. (God)
Shannon L. Alder
Whether you deny your wounds or see them clearly, they bring a great source of power because they lived in the same place as your heart.
Simon Tugwell
We must be content to grow slowly. Most of us will still barely be at the beginning of our recovery by the time we die. But that is better than killing ourselves pretending to be healthy.
Sunday Adelaja
It is inevitable that being unaware of the purpose for it is inevitable that being unaware of the purpose for your life, you will not be able to recover from being abandoned by your wife or husband
Sunday Adelaja
So because you are converting it, you are grabbing back your life.
Sunday Adelaja
Any life wasted or spent is gone and it will never come back.
T.D. Wilcox
You can't solve a spiritual problem with a physical solution.
Taylor Rhodes
no one can recover if they won't admit the wrongdoings. i won't recover if i pretend it was all sunshine. i have to remember his vindictive temper and realize that sheltering the house from the storm wasn't actually going to make a difference if i still got damaged in the process. because then it's just another broken house with no one to tell its story.
Taylor Rhodes
i dreamt i crawled on top of you and kissed your hips, one at a time, my lips a smolder. i straddled your waist and pressed both shaking hands against your torso. spongy, like an old tree on the forest floor. i push and your flesh sinks inwardly, collapsing with decay, a soft shushing sound. a yawning hole where your organs should be. maggots used to live here until your own poison killed them off. i laid my cheek into the loam and three little mushrooms brushed over my eyelid. peat, decomposing matter, all of it, whatever you wish to call it, rested in the cavity of your chest. and there i planted seeds in the hopes something good would come out of you.
Vince Antonucci
Maybe you've gotten through something and when you did you thought, I am leaving that behind and will never return. And that's a great way of thinking...for selfish jerks.If we actually care about people other than ourselves, we can't leave our problems behind and never return. If we don't take the freedom we've experienced and try to bring it to others, we are not becoming people worth becoming.
Violet Yates
I am a work in progress.