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Recovery begins with embracing our pain
by John Bradshaw

Recovery begins with embracing our pain
and taking the risk to share it with others.
We do this by joining a group
and talking about our pain.
- John Bradshaw

Related topics: Life Human-Nature Psychology

It's okay to make mistakes.
Mistakes are our teachers - they help us to learn.
- John Bradshaw

The more we know about how we lost
our spontaneous wonder and creativity,
the more we can find ways to get them back.
- John Bradshaw

It's essential to tell the truth at all times.
This will reduce life's pain.
Lying distorts reality.
All forms of distorted thinking must be corrected.
- John Bradshaw

 

Children are natural Zen masters;
their world is brand new in each and every moment.
- John Bradshaw

Guilt says I've done something wrong;
... shame says there is something wrong with me.
Guilt says I've made a mistake;
... shame says I am a mistake.
Guilt says what did was not good;
... shame says I am no good.
- John Bradshaw

Children are curious and are risk takers.
They have lots of courage.
They venture out into a world
that is immense and dangerous.
A child initially trusts life
and the processes of life.
- John Bradshaw

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It is a mark of soulfulness to be present in the here and now.
When we are present, we are not fabricating inner movies.
We are seeing what is before us.
- John Bradshaw

I have never met an aggressive person
who wasn't a fearful person.
- John Bradshaw

Ego is to the true self what a flashlight is to a spotlight.
- John Bradshaw

You can find more traditional Shakespeare than we do.
But what we want to bring to these works is energy,
passion, freshness.
- John Bradshaw

If you do what you've always done,
you'll get what you always got.
- Mark Twain

If you do not change direction,
you may end up where you are heading.
- Lao Tzu

I have been all things unholy.
If God can work through me, he can work through anyone.
- St. Francis of Assisi

A year ago I had a back injury and followed a good
nutrition program to help speed up my recovery.
I focused on exercise and staying healthy in order
to get back out on the ice.
- Sasha Cohen

Cost recovery is the polite way of saying,
make families pay to educate their children.
- Susan George

We have to change course.
And we have to do so now.
That is why I worked with my colleagues in Washington
to pass the Economic Recovery and Reinvestment Act.
- Debbie Wasserman Schultz

Genius is the recovery of childhood at will.
- Arthur Rimbaud

This President is going to lead us out of this recovery.
- Dan Quayle

We could have a political movement going if it had
been properly organized but the Monarchy's done itself
enormous damage possibly beyond the point of long-term recovery.
- Anthony Holden

I think most organizations have an interest in key recovery,
at least with respect to stored data.
- Dorothy Denning

The goal of spiritual practice is full recovery,
and the only thing you need to recover from is a fractured sense of self.
- Marianne Williamson

My experience in Iraq made me realize,
and during the recovery, that I could have died.
And I just had to do more with my life.
- Tammy Duckworth

The fact is that the economy is really posed for the
kind of recovery that people can see and understand.
- Al D'Amato

But when Neil called, I have to say that my heart soared.
And the reason was, because it said so much about his recovery...
that he was coming back to the world of the living.
- Alex Lifeson

When I was playing I felt tired all the time.
My recovery period was a lot longer than the other players.
They'd be ok after an hour - I'd have to stay in bed till the next session.
- Jonah Lomu

With any recovery from morbidity there must go a certain healthy humiliation.
- Gilbert K. Chesterton

Much of the aid we first gave to Russia we took away
from what we promised Britain.
So in a sense, Britain participated in a very real
way in the recovery of Russia.
- W. Averell Harriman

We've seen more reform in the last year than we've seen in decades,
and we haven't spent a dime yet.
It's staggering how the Recovery Act is driving change.
- Arne Duncan

I walked in and inherited a management group that I didn't know very well.
They didn't know me, and we had a very short window
to put together a credible recovery plan.
- Bill Ford

Suffering isn't ennobling, recovery is.
- Christiaan Barnard

The most important thing about recovery is to pass the message on.
- Maurice Gibb

The all-seeing eye of God beheld our deplorable state;
infinite pity touched the heart of the Father of mercies;
and infinite wisdom laid the plan of our recovery.
- David Brainerd

The Recovery Act is working, but it's going to continue to work.
It's not over.
A lot's going to happen this summer.
And even after the summer, there's more to come with the act.
- Joe Biden

Survival is nothing more than recovery.
- Dianne Feinstein

Some people recovering from drugs or alcohol stay with
the programs indefinitely,
making the recovery program their family,
a long-term source of attention rewards.
- Keith Henson

It's hard to believe President George Bush gave a speech
in New Orleans about disaster recovery and failed to
mention the word 'farm' or the word 'rural.'
- Jim Hightower

Mr. Speaker, as a grateful recovering alcoholic of 24 years myself,
I am living proof that treatment does work and that recovery is real.
- Jim Ramstad

The government can help, but we need to make this transition
now to a recovery led by private investment,
private.
- Timothy Geithner

I see harm reduction as a way of engaging people as
part of that path to recovery.
- Paul R. Ehrlich

As more information becomes available,
and the magnitude of the storm's impact becomes even more apparent,
it becomes clear that this recovery will be lengthy.
- Jo Bonner

The recovery of the Gulf Coast region will take years to complete.
- Max Baucus

The economy is showing encouraging signs of recovery.
- George Voinovich

Love is a mutual self-giving which ends in self-recovery.
- Fulton J. Sheen

There thus appears to be an inverse correlation between
recovery and psychotherapy;
the more psychotherapy,
the smaller the recovery rate.
- Hans Eysenck

My recovery from manic depression has been an evolution,
not a sudden miracle.
- Patty Duke

My mother was a good mistress to her servants,
taking care of them in their sicknesses,
not sparing any cost she was able to bestow for their recovery.
- Margaret Cavendish

My father's death, my move, and my frightening and
difficult delivery created a tremendous amount of stress,
pain, and sadness for me.
I was practically devastated beyond recovery.
- Brooke Shields

In our recovery package we put new standards of accountability and transparency,
which we hope will now apply.
- Nancy Pelosi

There's no recovery on Main Street, I can tell you that for sure.
And in a re - in an economy like this,
we don't need to be raising anybody's taxes.
- Haley Barbour

What the president announced yesterday,
is that somehow magically, if we just continue to prime
the pump of taxpayer dollars,
we're going to see magically an economic recovery.
- Eric Cantor

In general, certain conclusions are possible from these data.
They fail to prove that psychotherapy,
Freudian or otherwise, facilitates the recovery of neurotic patients.
- Hans Eysenck

My recovery, though slower than hoped for,
is nevertheless assured.
- Frederick W. Borden

What we are doing in fact is recovering and progressing
and sustaining the recovery of our democracy.
- Alberto Fujimori

Every month that we do not have an economic recovery
package 500 million Americans lose their jobs.
- Nancy Pelosi

I believe in recovery, and I believe that as a role
model I have the responsibility to let young people
know that you can make a mistake and come back from it.
- Ann Richards

For Europe, the fall of Communism has to be taken into account,
and the fact that in the fight against Communism the
recovery of Europe's Christian roots was the driving force.
- Rocco Buttiglione

I favor strategies that encourage industry to include
some sort of key recovery capability in their systems
which would also address user requirements for access.
- Dorothy Denning

The difficulty for Mr. Obama will be when the public
sees where his decisions lead -
higher inflation,
higher interest rates, higher taxes,
sluggish growth,
and a jobless recovery.
- Karl Rove

I think the recovery hasn't been stronger because the
hole that was dug for President Obama by the Bush administration
was far worse than anybody could imagine,
first of all.
- Howard Dean

Certainly after the tragedy in Neil's life,
we were holding out hope for his recovery.
It wasn't too promising at the time and obviously you
get to the point of thinking that that is it.
- Alex Lifeson

And I was asked if I would come and help with the recovery
of this great British company,
Cable and Wireless, and I'm delighted to become part
of the new and very talented management that have been
brought in to that company as well.
- Lord Robertson

In this context, the current recovery in the Japanese
economy is taking place in tandem with the growing
interdependence with the rest of the world,
particularly with the other East Asian economies.
- Toshihiko Fukui

As we celebrate Recovery Month, it is time for Congress
to knock down the barriers to treatment and recovery
for 26 million Americans suffering the ravages of alcohol and drug addiction.
- Jim Ramstad

While I was pleasantly surprised by the relatively
high number of jobs created in April,
the fact is that job creation during this recovery
period has significantly lagged both historical experience in recovery,
and the projections of the Bush Administration.
- Barney Frank

You know, I think the, the crucial thing,
you know, we have put in place what is,
is just simply the biggest, boldest recovery package in history,
right; the stimulus package, biggest ever;
the financial rescue,
absolutely comprehensive; a housing plan -
that is incredible medicine for the economy.
And we fully expect it to work.
- Christina Romer

This illness made it impossible for me to give my best effort to our audience,
but now that it's been identified, I'm looking forward to a complete,
quick recovery and to get back out there with John as soon as possible.
- Daryl Hall

'Early stages' is when the cancer is completely contained within the prostate.
If it is detected when the cancer is entirely in the gland,
the chance for full recovery is at its highest.
- Len Dawson

Important as economic unification is for the recovery
of Germany and of Europe,
the German people must recognize that the basic cause
of their suffering and distress is the war which the
Nazi dictatorship brought upon the world.
- James F. Byrnes

I don't want to go negative on Franklin Delano Roosevelt,
but he didn't pass an economic deal in the first 100 days.
We have passed the largest Recovery Act in the history of the country.
- Rahm Emanuel

We must move in our recovery from one addiction to
another for two major reasons:
first,
we have not recognized and treated the underlying addictive process,
and second, we have not accurately isolated and focused
upon the specific addictions.
- Anne Wilson Schaef


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