Restoration Quotes

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Audrey Hepburn
“I have to be alone very often. I'd be quite happy if I spent from Saturday night until Monday morning alone in my apartment. That's how I refuel."

(Audrey Hepburn: Many-Sided Charmer, LIFE Magazine, December 7, 1953)”
Audrey Hepburn

Criss Jami
“A lonely day is God's way of saying that he wants to spend some quality time with you.”
Criss Jami, Killosophy

Shannon L. Alder
“Your dignity can be mocked, abused, compromised, toyed with, lowered and even badmouthed, but it can never be taken from you. You have the power today to reset your boundaries, restore your image, start fresh with renewed values and rebuild what has happened to you in the past.”
Shannon L. Alder

Judith Lewis Herman
“The ORDINARY RESPONSE TO ATROCITIES is to banish them from consciousness. Certain violations of the social compact are too terrible to utter aloud: this is the meaning of the word unspeakable.

Atrocities, however, refuse to be buried. Equally as powerful as the desire to deny atrocities is the conviction that denial does not work. Folk wisdom is filled with ghosts who refuse to rest in their graves until their stories are told. Murder will out. Remembering and telling the truth about terrible events are prerequisites both for the restoration of the social order and for the healing of individual victims.

The conflict between the will to deny horrible events and the will to proclaim them aloud is the central dialectic of psychological trauma. People who have survived atrocities often tell their stories in a highly emotional, contradictory, and fragmented manner that undermines their credibility and thereby serves the twin imperatives of truth-telling and secrecy. When the truth is finally recognized, survivors can begin their recovery. But far too often secrecy prevails, and the story of the traumatic event surfaces not as a verbal narrative but as a symptom.

The psychological distress symptoms of traumatized people simultaneously call attention to the existence of an unspeakable secret and deflect attention from it. This is most apparent in the way traumatized people alternate between feeling numb and reliving the event. The dialectic of trauma gives rise to complicated, sometimes uncanny alterations of consciousness, which George Orwell, one of the committed truth-tellers of our century, called "doublethink," and which mental health professionals, searching for calm, precise language, call "dissociation." It results in protean, dramatic, and often bizarre symptoms of hysteria which Freud recognized a century ago as disguised communications about sexual abuse in childhood. . . .”
Judith Lewis Herman, Trauma and Recovery: The Aftermath of Violence - From Domestic Abuse to Political Terror

Robin Wall Kimmerer
“Action on behalf of life transforms. Because the relationship between self and the world is reciprocal, it is not a question of first getting enlightened or saved and then acting. As we work to heal the earth, the earth heals us.”
Robin Wall Kimmerer, Braiding Sweetgrass: Indigenous Wisdom, Scientific Knowledge, and the Teachings of Plants

Aberjhani
“Oh what a wonderful soul so bright inside you. Got power to heal the sun’s broken heart, power to restore the moon’s vision too.”
Aberjhani, Songs from the Black Skylark zPed Music Player

Neil Gaiman
“Songs remain. They last...A song can last long after the events and the people in it are dust and dreams and gone. That's the power of songs.”
Neil Gaiman, Anansi Boys

Deborah Day
“Connecting with those you know love, like and appreciate you restores the spirit and give you energy to keep moving forward in this life.”
Deborah Day, BE HAPPY NOW!

Germany Kent
“6 Ways To Give Your Mind A Break:

1. Stop stressing
2. Stop worrying
3. Give rest to the problems weighing you down
4. Lighten up
5. Forgive yourself
6. Forgive others”
Germany Kent

Shannon L. Alder
“True confidence is not about what you take from someone to restore yourself, but what you give back to your critics because they need it more than you do.”
Shannon L. Alder

Rob Bell
“Jesus is God's way of refusing to give up his dream for the world.”
Rob Bell

Dan B. Allender
“The work of restoration cannot begin until a problem is fully faced.”
Dan Allender

Erik Pevernagie
“If we want to add human interaction to the panorama of our lifescape, the sustainability and the expectancy description of our emotions are momentous. Cracks in relations can be "restored," whereas breakups have to be "repaired." For 'repairs,' we need proper tools, respectively, concrete commitments, and endurance. For 'restoration,' we need exceptional talent and subtle adroitness to realize a perfect replica of the original emotional canvas. ("Life with sea view")”
Erik Pevernagie

Criss Jami
“The weather is nature's disruptor of human plans and busybodies. Of all the things on earth, nature's disruption is what we know we can depend on, as it is essentially uncontrolled by men.”
Criss Jami, Killosophy

Bill Willingham
“Murderers don't get forgiven just because we promise to be good from now on. We have to earn our way back. One hundred is the price. One hundred lives for each we took. That seems fair. That's how we get whole again and that's our work, from now until as long as it takes.”
Bill Willingham, Fables, Vol. 18: Cubs in Toyland

“Romance is about putting things aright after some tragedy has put them asunder. It is about restoration of the right relations among things — and going home is where that restoration occurs because that is where it matters most.”
A. Bartlett Giamatti, Take Time for Paradise: Americans and Their Games

Riisa Renee
“This in essence is my goal. To set an example by doing what is good. If I live openly and honestly, I set an example of virtue, humanness, restoration, and healing. I give others permission to join me on my journey despite the fear of failure or the rejection it might elicit when they know they are not alone in their experience. The more of us who amass the courage to embark openly on this path, the more normal this experience becomes, effectively eliminating the tactic of shame and isolation that the enemy so often uses to cause us to falter.”
Riisa Renee, Breaking the Silence

Marlene van Niekerk
“In a state of pseudo-death you restore your substance.”
Marlene Van Niekerk, Agaat

Craig D. Lounsbrough
“With God, my brokenness is nothing more than the platform from which He can demonstrate why He is God.”
Craig D. Lounsbrough

Craig D. Lounsbrough
“Will we choose to be the ‘pieces’ that our sin has blown us into? Or will we turn to the God who can pick up each one and gently assemble them into the ‘whole’ that we’ve never known simply because it’s a ‘whole’ that He has never forgotten?”
Craig D. Lounsbrough

Lailah Gifty Akita
“May this year of restoration be full of refreshing time.”
Lailah Gifty Akita

Craig D. Lounsbrough
“God has no interest in filling the holes within us. Rather, He wishes to eliminate them.”
Craig D. Lounsbrough

Craig D. Lounsbrough
“If we feel dead inside, it’s likely because we’ve been on a killing rampage most of our lives. But we must remember that God is on a resurrection rampage as well, and He’s bent on taking that rampage right to the center of everything inside of us that we killed.”
Craig D. Lounsbrough

“Like our bodies, our minds are also flawed. And, as in the case of the body, the flaws in our minds might also not be imperfections but rather divinely-designed invitations to seek healing through Jesus Christ, who is mighty to save. If this is the case, we must be humbly grateful for these flaws. And we must diligently seek His healing, thereby exercising our agency to receive the restoration that only He can provide. Christ only is the Author and Finisher of our faith.”
Jean-Michel Hansen

Dexter A. Daniels
“Consistency is knowing that the immediate solution might not be visible, but the immediate next steps are always there, leading towards restoration.”
Dexter A. Daniels, Consistent, Not Different: Why We Stray from the Path and Reasons to Return

Lailah Gifty Akita
“Repentance is neccessary for restoration.”
Lailah Gifty Akita

Craig D. Lounsbrough
“God is not interested in parts of you, for having a part will never change the whole.”
Craig D. Lounsbrough

Karen Pennington
“Sometimes it takes a total break to lead to complete healing and restoration.”
Karen Pennington, An Anointed Mess: Discovering the Daily Adventure of Grace Kindle Edition

Andrena Sawyer
“Every part of your brokenness will play a part in your wholeness.”
Andrena Sawyer

Kristin Hannah
“She stands at the hairpin turn on Night Road.

On either side of her, giant evergreens grow clustered together, rising high into the blue summer sky. Even now, in midday, this stubbled, winding ribbon of asphalt holds the morning mist close.

This road is like her life; knee deep in shadow. Once, it had been the quickest way home and she’d taken it easily, turning onto its potholed surface without a second thought, rarely noticing how the earth dropped away on either edge. Her mind had been on other things back then, on the miniutae of everyday life. Chores. Errands. Schedules.

She hadn’t taken this route in years. Just the thought of it had been enough to make her turn the steering wheel too sharply; better to go off the road than to find herself here. Or so she’d thought until today.

People on the island still talk about what happened in the summer of ’04. They sit on barstools and in porch swings and spout opinions, half truths, making judgments that aren’t theirs to make. They think a few columns in a newspaper give them the facts they need. But the facts are hardly what matter.

If anyone sees her here, just standing on this lonely roadside in a gathering mist, it will all come up again. Like her, they’ll remember that night, so long ago, when the rain turned to ash….”
Kristin Hannah, Night Road

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