“The Christian passion psychologically: Voluntary acceptance of suffering produces a transformation… sufficiently powerful to transcend tragedy and to keep malevolence at bay.”
Brené (Brown) and (John) Gray need an institute like (John) Gottman…situated on our planet (between Venus and Mars). Shame is a fifth Gottman horseman, or the livery where all four are all bridled.
Hopelessness, powerlessness, God, and shame. Repressing our evil potential co-represses celebrating our goodness. Suffering is our fate, and why the Redeemer came. Psychology yaps out both sides of its mouth, so I prefer a Polish poet.
As far as my relationship with the universe . . . well, we’ve actually become very good friends. I even came to love and trust her when, in a quiet moment, I looked deeply into her eyes and realized that she, was me.