Avoiding Pain Quotes

Quotes tagged as "avoiding-pain" (showing 1-12 of 12)
Gina Greenlee
“Embrace those parts of yourself that you've skillfully avoided until now. That's your true adventure.”
Gina Greenlee, Postcards and Pearls: Life Lessons from Solo Moments on the Road

“I found myself in a pattern of being attracted to people who were somehow unavailable, and what I realized was that I was protecting myself because I equate the idea of connection and love with trauma and death.”
Zachary Quinto

Ahmed Mostafa
“Forgive my indifference; I'd rather be distant than devastated.”
Ahmed Mostafa

Maureen  Brady
“Many of us learned that keeping busy…kept us at a distance from our feelings...Some of us took the ways we busied ourselves—becoming overachievers & workaholics—as self esteem…But whenever our inner feeling did not match our outer surface, we were doing ourselves a disservice…If stopping to rest meant being barraged with this discrepancy, no wonder we were reluctant to cease our obsessive activity.”
Maureen Brady, Beyond Survival: A Writing Journey for Healing Childhood Sexual Abuse

Shannon L. Alder
“Reasoning with senselessness will never build faith. Faith is strengthened when you stop collecting fragmented signs and questionable hunches, in order to build an acceptable reason for your wrong decisions and less than desirable circumstances.”
Shannon L. Alder

Maureen  Brady
“In the grief that comes with recognizing what happened to us, we often feel there is nowhere to turn for solace…We do things to keep it away, such as becoming overly busy or using drugs or alcohol to numb our feelings. When we are caught up in resistance, we do not feel hope, but when we surrender to our sadness fully, hope trickles in.”
Maureen Brady, Beyond Survival: A Writing Journey for Healing Childhood Sexual Abuse

Henry Cloud
“Defensive devaluation is a protective device that makes love bad, trust unimportant and people "no darn good any way". People who have been deeply hurt in their relationships will often devalue love so it doesn't hurt so much. And they often become resigned to never loving again.”
Henry Cloud, Safe People: How to Find Relationships That Are Good for You and Avoid Those That Aren't

“A person must face the root cause of their relentless personal pain. Irrespective of whatever bricks buttress our youthful personal philosophy, pain avoidance, and pain therapy are likely two of its foundation stones.”
Kilroy J. Oldster, Dead Toad Scrolls

Meg Collett
“You can't always rely on taking the pain. You need to learn to avoid it.”
Meg Collett, Fear University

“The world of reality exists. The world of fantasy exists. The great boundary between the world of reality and the world of fantasy is the boundary of pleasure and fallacy. So many people enter into the world of realities through the the gate of betrayal and pain of the world of fantasies. If you live in the world of fantasies, ponder!If you live in the world of realities, learn and use your lessons.”
Ernest Agyemang Yeboah

“To deny pain is to deny yourself your own potential. Growth includes pain. It cannot be avoided. If you try to avoid pain, you are in essence denying a piece and part of yourself. In order to explore your potential, you will face failure and you will face pain. Face the fear and do it anyway!”
Akiroq Brost

Anne Clendening
“One of the hardest things you'll ever do is give yourself permission to be in pain of any kind. There's a reason we have survival instincts, so that we don't die. That goes for humans, animals (redundant, I know), all the fishes in the sea, everyone. Some researchers even say that even plants feel pain and a cucumber will scream when you cut it. (And some others say that's crap because they have no brain or central nervous system.) The point is, we're all wusses. And emotional pain is the worst.”
Anne Clendening, Bent: How Yoga Saved My Ass