Dear readers, due to my travels, “BREAK TO HEAL, Part III,” will not be ready to publish until next Friday, December 8. In the meantime, I thought I would offer a short document containing some of the powerful quotes that have carried me through the last five years.
I originally heard the following quote via Brene Brown’s TED talk which played a distinct role in inspiring me to first disclose my child sexual abuse.
“We cannot selectively numb emotions, when we numb the painful emotions, we also numb the positive emotions.” -Brené Brown, from “The Gifts of Imperfection.”
I came out of Yoga class and the following quote was staring at me from a card at the reception desk. It knocked me over. I bought the card.
“And the day came when the risk to remain tight in a bud was more painful than the risk it took to blossom.” -Anais Nin
The following three quotes came to me via my life changing therapist (2012 to 2013) in Los Angeles, CA.
“Life is either a daring adventure or nothing at all.” -Helen Keller
The following quote helped me in releasing my white knuckled grip on the entertainment business and opening my heart and mind to a new life.
“When one door closes, another opens: but we often look so long and so regretfully upon the closed door that we do not see the one which has opened for us.” -Alexander Graham Bell
The following quote was on the side table next to my therapist's couch, staring at me, every time my mind was running rampant with fearful speculation.
“I’ve lived through some terrible things in my life, some of which actually happened.” -Mark Twain
The following quote is from a book that is never far from my side.
“Life will give you whatever experience is most helpful for the evolution of your consciousness. How do you know this is the experience you need? Because this is the experience you are having at the moment.” -Eckart Tolle, from “A New Earth.”
The following quote found me soon after the news of my lawsuit against Michael Jackson’s Estate and entities broke in the media. It has inspired me to keep moving forward many times.
“All truth passes through three stages: First, it is ridiculed. Second, it is violently opposed. Third, it is accepted as self-evident.” -Arthur Schopenhauer
I continue to come back to the following quote whenever I feel discouraged about the pace of my emotional, behavioral and/or spiritual progress.
“If you keep feeling a point that has been sharpened, the point cannot long preserve its sharpness.” -Lao Tzu, from “Tao Te Ching.”
Love, Wade Robson.
Dec 1st, 2017.