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10 great quotes from Richard Rohr’s book Immortal Diamond: The Search for Our True Self

  • Allowing others to define us

1. “Our ongoing curiosity about our True Self seems to lesson if we settle into any ‘successful role.’  We have then allowed others to define us from the outside, although we do not realize it. 

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Numbered Lists

She Wants Love and He Wants Respect? Why Do They Seldom Get It?

I recently attended a men’s event at a local church. We were told we had access to both the men’s and women’s restrooms. I think most guys are resistant to deviate, and I observed most were cutting a trail to the men’s restroom. 1,528 more words

True Self, False Self

The terms True Self and False Self were used by psychoanalyst Masud Khan to describe contrasting aspects of the self. In False Self, her seminal biography of Khan, author Linda Hopkins says, “The True Self is part of health and creativity. 142 more words

Short and Sweet #164 – Change Your Outlook On Life

There is only one thing that helps us to rise above conditions, and that is a change of outlook on life. This change is made possible by a change in attitude. 370 more words

Personal Growth

A New Hope

Last week was a whirlwind of internal change and things happening. I actually wrote Drama of the Gifted Child last Monday; I had intended to write more about how my current situation is actually quite good for me, but then Tuesday happened and I re-read what I’d written and decided it felt complete enough to post. 1,468 more words

Mental Health

Addictive Thinking

I have been thinking lately about not being or having an addictive personality. After all, I’ve never been addicted to drugs or alcohol. But I was brought up short recently by this thought: what do you mean you’re not addictive? 927 more words

God

the call

like a spark that lights a candle

her heart was ignited

by the calling of her soul

to seek truth in all things

she had been dormant for years… 260 more words