It is in the middle of misery that so much becomes clear. The one who says, ‘Nothing good came of this’ is not yet listening.

When a creature is exposed to violence, it will tend to adapt to that disturbance, so that when the violence ceases or the creature is allowed its freedom, the healthy instinct to flee is hugely diminished, and the creature stays put instead.

Women Run

Dr. Estés offers important insight to the central inner work that is left to be done within franchising: healthy anima integration.

Quotes:

It’s not the failure that holds us back but the reluctance to begin over again that causes us to stagnate.

Forgiveness is an act of creation. You can choose from many ways to do it. You can forgive for now, forgive till then, forgive till the next time, forgive but give no more chances it’s a whole new game if there is another incident. You can give one more chance, give several more chances, give many chances, give chances only if. You can forgive part, all, or half of the offense. You can devise a blanket of forgiveness. You decide.

Ours is not the task of fixing the entire world at once, but of stretching out to mend the part of the world that is within our reach.

I’ll tell you right now, the doors to the world of the wild self are few but precious. If you have a deep scar, that is a door; if you have an old, old story, that is a door. If you love the sky and the water so much that you almost cannot bear it, that is a door. If you yearn for a deeper life, a full life, a sane life, that is a door.

Clarissa Pinkola Estés

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