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"It is possible not to be responsible for a problem YET still be responsible for its solution. It is the sense of personal responsiblity, self-awareness, and belief in choices and courage that distinguish survivors who have fared well in life in spite of the trauma of their childhoods."
"All human beings, traumatized as children or not, are 'checkerboards of strengths and weaknesses.' Perhaps with trauma the strengths are a little stronger and the weaknesses a little weaker."
- Linda T. Sanford, author of Strong At The Broken Places: Overcoming The Trauma of Childhood Abuse
"The truth about childhood, as many of us have had to endure it, is inconceivable, scandalous, painful. Not uncommonly, it is monstrous. Invariably it is repressed. To recognize and integrate something monstrous from our collective past as a society requires considerable time, just as it does on the individual level, in therapy."
-- Alice Miller, author of Breaking Down the Wall of Silence
"People who know and feel what happened to them in their childhood will never
want to harm others.
-- Alice Miller
"Through our personal commitment to the process of growth and change, each of us
has the power not only to transform our own life, but to contribute tremendously to
the transformation of life on our planet."
-- Shakti Gawain, author of The Path of Transformation
What is asked of us? To find a voice... a voice to cry out...to make us all attend to our woundedness, our pain, our anguish, our needs... in ourselves, our children, our men... in nature, itself... that vast woundedness which has been so ignored, so denied... to attend that woundedness, and, at last, to honour it... the woundedness of us all... in hope and faith that it may heal.
-- Judith Duerk, Author of Circle of Stones: Woman's Journey To Herself