Recovery

FOBO (Fear of Being Ordinary)

“When I look at narcissism through the vulnerability lens, I see the shame-based fear of being ordinary. I see the fear of never feeling extraordinary enough to be noticed, to be lovable, to belong, or to cultivate a sense of purpose.” – Brene Brown

The Miracle of Surrender

“Do not resist the pain. Allow it to be there. Surrender to the grief, despair, fear, loneliness, or whatever form the suffering takes. Witness it without labeling it mentally. Embrace it. Then see how the miracle of surrender transmutes deep suffering into deep peace. This is your crucifixion. Let it become your resurrection and ascension.” – Eckhart Tolle

Surprise Inside

“It is by going down into the abyss that we recover the treasures of life. Where you stumble there lies your treasure.” – Joseph Campbell

Go Your Own Way

“Detachment is letting another person experience their consequences instead of taking responsibility for their actions.” – Unknown

It Doesn’t Hurt to Ask

“What can I know? What ought I to do? What can I hope?” – Immanuel Kant

Is That Ok?

“I am a recovering people pleaser. Is that ok?” – Anonymous

Break Out

“Before you can break out of prison, you must realize you are locked up.” -Anonymous

Connect

“The opposite of addiction is not sobriety, but human connection.” – Johann Hari

Priority One

Perfect Your Chemistry

“You give up your narcissism, your egotism, that’s how you achieve chemistry.” – Nick Nolte