“Success requires persistence, the ability to not give up in the face of failure. I believe that optimistic explanatory style is the key to persistence.” ~ Martin Seligman View Post
“The task we must set for ourselves is not to feel secure, but to be able to tolerate insecurity.” -Erich Fromm View Post
Wisdom Through Adversity
“We become wiser by adversity; prosperity destroys our appreciation of the right.” -Seneca View Post
What You Do
“The issue is not that you get symptoms – it’s what you do with the symptoms that you get.” -Fred Penzel View Post
Endings http://wp.me/s2DWVC-endings “In your own life, you should take particular care with endings, for their color will forever tinge your memory of the entire relationship and your willingness to reenter it.” -Martin Seligman View Post
Pavlov http://wp.me/s2DWVC-pavlov “While you are experimenting, do not remain content with the surface of things. Don’t become a mere recorder of facts, but try to penetrate the mystery of their origin.” -Ivan Pavlov (Note: Related to psychology because of his classical conditioning… View Post
It's Like Salt-Water
“Wealth is like sea-water; the more we drink, the thirstier we become; and the same is true of fame.” — Arthur Schopenhauer View Post
"...center of strength..."
“Finding the center of strength within ourselves is in the long run the best contribution we can make to our fellow men…” -Rollo May View Post
"Life is not a problem..."
“Life is not a problem to be solved but a reality to be experienced.” - Soren Kierkegaard View Post
"It isn't normal..."
“It isn’t normal to know what we want. It is a rare and difficult psychological achievement.” - Abraham Maslow View Post
"If there is anything we wish to change..."
“If there is anything we wish to change in the child, we should first examine it and see whether it is not something that could better be changed in ourselves.” -Carl Jung View Post
Purpose? http://wp.me/s2DWVC-purpose “To forget one’s purpose is the commonest form of stupidity.” ~ Nietzsche View Post
Learn http://wp.me/s2DWVC-learn“Learn to get in touch with the silence within yourself, and know that everything in life has purpose. There are no mistakes, no coincidences, all events are blessings given to us to learn from.” -Elisabeth Kubler-Ross View Post
Struggling Towards Serenity?
“In struggling against anguish one never produces serenity; the struggle against anguish only produces new forms of anguish.” -Simone Weil View Post
“Listening, not imitation, may be the sincerest form of flattery.” -Joyce Brothers View Post
Humility http://wp.me/s2DWVC-humility “The higher we are placed, the more humbly we should walk.” ~ Cicero View Post
“Even injustice has it’s good points. It gives me the challenge of being as happy as I can in an unfair world.” - Albert Ellis View Post
To Accept Something
“To accept something is not the same as judging it good.” - Marsha Linehan View Post
Laughter http://wp.me/s2DWVC-laughter“So many tangles in life are ultimately hopeless that we have no appropriate sword other than laughter.” -Gordon W. Allport View Post
Courage http://wp.me/s2DWVC-courage“You don’t develop courage by being happy in your relationships everyday. You develop it by surviving difficult times and challenging adversity.” -Epicurus View Post
“The ability to be in the present moment is a major component of mental wellness.” -Abraham Maslow View Post
“Everyone carries a shadow, and the less it is embodied in the individual’s conscious life, the blacker and denser it is. If an inferiority is conscious, one always has a chance to correct it.” -Carl Jung View Post
Truth http://wp.me/s2DWVC-truth “The least initial deviation from the truth is multiplied later a thousandfold.” ~Aristotle View Post
“Creative minds have always been known to survive any kind of bad training” – Anna Freud View Post
Listen http://wp.me/s2DWVC-listen “It is the client who knows what hurts, what directions to go, what problems are crucial, what experiences have been deeply buried.” – Carl Rogers View Post
“If one does not know to which port one is sailing, no wind is favorable.” -Lucius Annaeus Seneca More Seneca quotes here. View Post
Goals? http://wp.me/s2DWVC-goals “First say to yourself what you would be; and then do what you have to do.” -Epictetus View Post
“The most terrifying thing is to accept oneself completely.” -Carl Jung More Jung Quotes click here. View Post
Anger http://wp.me/s2DWVC-anger “If you do not wish to be prone to anger, do not feed the habit; give it nothing which may tend to its increase.” – Epictetus View Post
"Live your life as..."
“Live your life as though your every act were to become a universal law.” -Kant View Post
What We See & Know
“What we see changes what we know. What we know changes what we see.” - Jean Piaget View Post
Darkness http://wp.me/s2DWVC-darkness “Knowing your own darkness is the best method for dealing with the darknesses of other people.” - Carl Jung View Post
"The real problem is..."
“The real problem is not whether machines think but whether men do.” -B. F. Skinner View Post
Ellis on Love
“The art of love is largely the art of persistence.” -Albert Ellis View Post
“Nothing is miserable unless you think it is so.” - Boethius View Post
Means vs Meaning
“Ever more people today have the means to live, but no meaning to live for.” -Viktor E. Frankl View Post
Adler on Precautions
“The chief danger in life is that you may take too many precautions.” - Alfred Adler Related Reading Adler on Wikipedia Alfred Adler: Theory and Application North American Society of Adlerian Psychology Adler at Goodreads View Post
“The distinguishing characteristics of mind are of a subjective sort; we know them only from the contents of our own consciousness.” -Wilhelm Wundt More on Wundt Wundt on Wikipedia Wundt in the Stanford Encyclopedia of Philosophy Wundt on… View Post
Weil on Attention
“Attention is the rarest and purest form of generosity.” - Simone Weil More on Simone Weil Simone Weil on Wikipedia Weil on Goodreads Weil website View Post shared via WordPress.com
Fromm on Loss
“If I am what I have, and if I lose what I have, who then am I?” -Erich Fromm More on Erich Fromm: www.erichfromm.net Wikipedia entry on Erich Fromm Erich Fromm books listed on Goodreads View Post shared via WordPress.com
Life itself still remains a very effective...
“Fortunately analysis is not the only way to resolve inner conflicts. Life itself still remains a very effective therapist.” -Karen Horney Related Articles International Karen Horney Society Karen Horney on Wikipedia Karen Horney on Goodreads Psychiatrist… View Post shared via WordPress.com
Kierkegaard on Going Forwards & Backwards
Life can only be understood backwards; but it must be lived forwards. -Soren Kierkegaard Related articles Kierkegaard: “how the world will come to an end” (lifeondoverbeach.wordpress.com) Kierkegaard on Wikipedia List of Kierkegaard books on Goodreads Not… View Post shared via WordPress.com
...sane and satisfactory answer...
“Love is the only sane and satisfactory answer to the problem of human existence.” -Erich Fromm More on Erich Fromm: www.erichfromm.net Wikipedia entry on Erich Fromm Erich Fromm books listed on Goodreads View Post shared via WordPress.com
“The fact is that people are good. Give people affection and security, and thay will give affection and be secure in their feelings and their behavior. -Abraham Maslow View Post shared via WordPress.com
Psychiatrist Karen Horney on Concern
“Concern should drive us into action, not into a depression.” -Karen Horney View Post shared via WordPress.com
“Sometimes even to live is an act of courage.” -Seneca
"By sticking it out through tough times..."
“By sticking it out through tough times, people emerge from adversity with a stronger sense of efficacy.” -Albert Bandura View Post shared via WordPress.com
Nietzsche on Adversity
“That which does not kill us makes us stronger” -Friedrich Nietzsche View Post shared via WordPress.com