Psychology

«The benefits of forgiveness are limitless.»

Asa Don Brown


«when it seems like giving up, then it seems like rising up»

Ernest Agyemang Yeboah


«We humans seem to be extremely good at generating ideas, theories, and explanations that have the ring of plausibility. We may be relatively deficient, however, in evaluating and testing our ideas once they are formed»

Thomas Gilovich


«We are the cats inside. We are the cats who cannot walk alone, and for us there is only one place.»

William S. Burroughs


«It was his subconscious which told him this---that infuriating part of a person's brain which never responds to interrogation, merely gives little meaningful nudges and then sits humming quietly to itself, saying nothing.»

Douglas Adams


«But shame is like a wound that is never exposed and therefore never heals.»

Andreas Eschbach


«A man wrapped up in himself makes a very small parcel.»

John Ruskin


«Being hurt personally triggered a curiosity about how such beliefs are formed.»

Philip G. Zimbardo


«The Sufi is one who does what others do – when it is necessary. He is also one who does what others cannot do – when it is indicated.»

Idries Shah


«...co-rumination: the problem of talking too much about anything. Specifically,... when girls rehash their problems excessively, it leads to depression, anxiety, and a sense of hopelessness.»

Levine, Irene S.


«If you choose not to live self-responsibly, you count on others to make up your default. No one abjures self-responsibility on a desert island.»

Nathaniel Branden


«Most places we leave in childhood grow less, not more, fancy.»

John Irving


«An outree explanation, violating all our preconceptions, would never pass for a true account of a novelty. We should scratch round industriously till we found something less excentric.»

William James


«For the most part, what we think of as 'I' is nothing more than a whole heap of conditioning.»

Etienne de L'Amour


«Some wounds; never reflects on the skin, but kills us slowly from inside.»

Durgesh Satpathy


«Death anxiety is the mother of all religions, which, in one way or another, attempt to temper the anguish of our finitude.»

Irvin D. Yalom


«Dissociation, in a general sense, refers to a rigid separation of parts of experiences, including somatic experiences, consciousness, affects, perception, identity, and memory. When there is a structural dissociation, each of the dissociated self-states has at least a rudimentary sense of "I" (Van der Hart et al., 2004). In my view, all of the environmentally based "psychopathology" or problems in living can be seen through this lens.»

Elizabeth F. Howell


«The traumatic stress field has adopted the term “Complex Trauma” to describe the experience of multiple and/or chronic and prolonged, developmentally adverse traumatic events, most often of an interpersonal nature (e.g., sexual or physical abuse, war, community violence) and early-life onset. These exposures often occur within the child’s caregiving system and include physical, emotional, and educational neglect and child maltreatment beginning in early childhood»

Bessel A. van der Kolk


«A Etimologia tentou separar duas raízes: de um lado a raiz-lua que, com men (lua) e mensis (mes) pertence a raíz ma do sacrifício mas; e de outro, a raiz sânscrita manas, com menos (grego), mens (latim) etc., que representa o espirito por excelência.»

Erich Neumann


«Should' assumes that when either willingness or ability is lacking, it may be compensated for by an abundance of the other. This is simply not realistic.»

Agnostic Zetetic


«...American psychology effectively guaranteed its place as a cultural icon by helping to create the pathologies it simultaneously promised to treat. (p. 37)»

Alvin Dueck


«James Tilly Matthews was not a prophet. He was a gifted, perhaps fragile individual who suffered intensely, and for little if any reward.»

Mike Jay


«The self-centered man will always expect nothing but praise. He will hope and expect all incoming criticism to be mere self-projection from the critic because when you're self-centered, self-projection is all you can imagine one can do.»

Criss Jami


«Most of the supposedly Sufi organizations, exercises and “orders” are in fact only of archaeological interest.»

Idries Shah


«Psychologists call these fully absorbing experiences flow»

Ilona Boniwell


«Besides,love is only a feeling.»

Christina Westover


«We think of 1789 as the date of the French Revolution, and the storming of the Bastille as its defining event. Yet as late as halfway through 1792, most of the familiar images of the revolution had yet to occur. Louis XVI was still king, and the Assembly was negotiating a new constitutional arrangement for the monarchy, not so different from Britain's Glorious Revolution of 1688.»

Mike Jay


«Emptiness and the not-“I” is the quality that arises when the therapist consciously moves out of his own way without hindering the therapeutic process through his own ideas, attitudes, expectations and concepts. He is present, available and responds with the truth in the moment.»

Swami Dhyan Giten


«It is impossible to understand addiction without asking what relief the addict finds, or hopes to find, in the drug or the addictive behaviour.»

Gabor Maté


«In the therapeutic process based on awareness, there exists no ”I" – it just exists a presence, a light, a love and a silence.»

Swami Dhyan Giten