"What would you do if your parents, society, boss, teacher, weren't around? How would you define yourself? Who is under all that stuff? That's the real you." p.35
"Fortunately, true love is possible, we can feel the love we had hoped for. It does exist, but not in our approach to love. It does not live in the dream of finding the perfect mate or the best friend." p.40
"We find it hard to love people just the way they are. It's almost as if we look for excuses not to love others." p.40
"When you feel unloved, it is not because you are not receiving love; it is because you are withholding love." p.42
"From time to time we must reassert the boundaries by which we define ourselves, saying 'No' or 'That hurts' or 'I will not let you walk over me.' Otherwise we give our power to those who intentionally or unintentionally walk over us. It is our responsibility to take back our power." p.97
"In life when one door closes, another door always opens... but the hallways are a bitch." p.119
"But deep down, at our cores, there are only two emotions: love and fear." p.138
"Making comparisons is probably the shortest route to unhappiness." p.211
"Life is long but time is short." p.213...Continua
If you like Tuesdays with Morrie, I think you will like this book too.
The authors tell us that by knowing death, we can know how to live a better life. Simply speaking, the book's take-home-message is love can conquer all, even in face of death. To me, this book is a bit too religious (I know, perhaps when we come to the issue of life and death, we have to seek solace in religion...). Nevertheless, it is also comforting and inspiring.
This book is good for would-be-therapists to learn how to conceptualize grief/bereaved cases. Illustrating with the different examples, the authors delve into people's complex reactions to loss. I particularly love the chapters on Loss and Fear.