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Nov 14, 2017 06:32PM

Bob Goff
“There’s a difference between good judgment and living in judgment.”
Bob Goff, Everybody, Always: Becoming Love in a World Full of Setbacks and Difficult People

Bob Goff
“These people haven’t tried to save up love like they’re going to need it later; they know we’re rivers, not reservoirs.”
Bob Goff, Everybody, Always: Becoming Love in a World Full of Setbacks and Difficult People

Bob Goff
“We make loving people a lot more complicated than Jesus did. Every time I try to protect myself by telling somebody about one of my opinions, God whispers to me and asks about my heart. Why are you so afraid? Who are you trying to impress? Am I really so insecure that I surround myself only with people who agree with me? When people are flat wrong, why do I appoint myself the sheriff to straighten them out? Burning down others’ opinions doesn’t make us right. It makes us arsonists.”
Bob Goff, Everybody, Always: Becoming Love in a World Full of Setbacks and Difficult People

Anne Lamott
“The hard silence between frustrated people always feels cluttered. But holy silence is spacious and inviting. You can drink it down. We offer it to ourselves when we work, rest, meditate, bike, read. When we hike by ourselves, we hear a silence still pristine with crunching leaves and birdsong. Silence can be a system of peace, which is mercy, easily offered to a friend needing quiet, harder when the person is one's own annoying self.”
Anne Lamott, Hallelujah Anyway: Rediscovering Mercy

Sheryl Sandberg
“We plant the seeds of resilience in the ways we process negative events. After spending decades studying how people deal with setbacks, psychologist Martin Seligman found that three P’s can stunt recovery: (1) personalization—the belief that we are at fault; (2) pervasiveness—the belief that an event will affect all areas of our life; and (3) permanence—the belief that the aftershocks of the event will last forever. The three P’s play like the flip side of the pop song “Everything Is Awesome”—“everything is awful.” The loop in your head repeats, “It’s my fault this is awful. My whole life is awful. And it’s always going to be awful.” Hundreds”
Sheryl Sandberg, Option B: Facing Adversity, Building Resilience, and Finding Joy

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