Tuesday, January 17, 2017

Quote of the Day

Because I am so often dismayed by the endlessly creative efforts that friends, family members, and clients use to circumvent this imperative healing process, I am compelled to state that this resistance is our own worst enemy.  In fact, our resistance to journey more deeply into ourselves lies at the very heart of our arrested growth.  This resistance to explore our inner emotions is primarily due to our fear and reluctance to face feelings that at one time in our life were so overwhelming and painful that we developed defenses to protect us from even knowing they exist.

-- Eleanor D. Payson, The Wizard of Oz and Other Narcissists, p. 80

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