“We have to belong to ourselves as much as we need to belong to others. Any belonging that asks us to betray ourselves is not true belonging.”
“Nothing that celebrates the humiliation or pain of another person builds lasting connection.”
― Brené Brown, Atlas of the Heart
“Your own experiences and the echoes of your ancestors’ experiences influence the way you think, feel, and behave. They are major determinants of your health. And being aware of this can help us remember that everything we do right now is going to echo into the future. Our actions matter; we are impacting the next generations. So are we being as mindful as we could?”
― Bruce D. Perry, M.D., Ph.D. What Happened to You?
“A new sense of ‘church’ had emerged, open and inclusive, replacing the hermetically sealed model that had kept the ‘good folks’ in and the ‘bad folks’ out.”
“Resilience is born by grounding yourself in your own loveliness, hitting notes you thought were way out of your range.”
― Greg Boyle, Tattoos on the Heart
These three books are powerfully important on their own and even more so together. Somehow, I’ve had the good fortune recently of encountering them all at once. I’ve finished the first two and am engrossed in Tattoos of the Heart, which for me, brings them all together in a powerfully practical way. I can’t recommend them enough for what the world needs now. For what each of us needs now.
I’d love you to share with me your thoughts about any of them.