More from and about
Anne Wilson Schaef
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Good health is not something we can buy.  However, it can
be an extremely valuable savings account.

   

It is possible to be different and still be all right.  There can be two--or more--answers to the same question, and all can be right.
  
Perfectionism is self-abuse of the highest order.

      
We have finally started to notice that there is real curative value in local herbs and remedies.  In fact, we are also becoming aware that there are little or no side effects to most natural remedies, and that they are often more effective than Western medicine.
   
   
Thank Goodness I have walked in circles long enough to wear the soles of my shoes so thin that the diamonds on which I stand can now get my attention.
  
When we see ourselves as we truly are--divinely perfect human beings struggling to live out the gifts of spirituality--we have an opportunity to crack open the door of compassion a bit. When we can compassionately see that we fumble, we make mistakes, or that we are (if only faintly and occasionally!) aware of a goodness within us that we do not always know how to express, we start to be aware of feelings of compassion for ourselves.  Once we are aware of compassion for ourselves, it is only a very short step to begin to feel compassion for others.
   

We are always surrounded by doors of opportunity. Thatís the way life is. Often, opportunities do not come in packages wrapped in the colors we expected. When an unexpected surprise happens, we refuse to see it and so we miss the opportunity. Sometimes we are so focused on a goal far out in the future that we do not see what is right in front of us, or we get so busy hurrying and rushing around that we lose all perspective.

     

We begin to see that the completion of an important project has every
right to be dignified by a natural grieving process.  Something that
required the best of you has ended.  You will miss it.

   

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Differences challenge assumptions.

   

Change really becomes a necessity when we try not to do it.

   

Thank goodness I have walked in circles long enough to wear the
soles of my shoes so thin that the diamonds on which
I stand can now get my attention.

   
    
We can learn whatever we need in nature because we are
part of nature. Human beings are part of Creation.
We live by the same laws as all of nature.
   

Life is a process. We are a process. The universe is a process.

    
Anne Wilson Schaef, Ph.D., author of Women's Reality and Co-Dependence, is a lecturer, organizational consultant, former psychotherapist, and workshop leader who trains health care professionals throughout the world in Living Process Facilitation. She lives in Boulder, Colorado.
   

  

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