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#1. They were trying to orchestrate a revolution, which almost by definition generated a sense of collective trauma that defied any semblance of coherence and control. If we wish to rediscover the psychological context of the major players in Philadelphia, we need to abandon our hindsight omniscience and capture their mentality as they negotiated the unknown. - Author: Joseph J. Ellis
Collective Trauma quotes by Joseph J. Ellis
#2. Like most people who decide to get sober, I was brought to Alcoholics Anonymous. While AA certainly works for others, its core propositions felt irreconcilable with my own experiences. I couldn't, for example, rectify the assertion that "alcoholism is a disease" with the facts of my own life.
The idea that by simply attending an AA meeting, without any consultation, one is expected to take on a blanket diagnosis of "diseased addict" was to me, at best, patronizing. At worst, irresponsible. Irresponsible because it doesn't encourage people to turn toward and heal the actual underlying causes of their abuse of substances.
I drank for thirteen years for REALLY good reasons. Among them were unprocessed grief, parental abandonment, isolation, violent trauma, anxiety and panic, social oppression, a general lack of safety, deep existential discord, and a tremendous diet and lifestyle imbalance. None of which constitute a disease, and all of which manifest as profound internal, mental, emotional and physical discomfort, which I sought to escape by taking external substances.
It is only through one's own efforts to turn toward life on its own terms and to develop a wiser relationship to what's there through mindfulness and compassion that make freedom from addictive patterns possible. My sobriety has been sustained by facing life, processing grief, healing family relationships, accepting radically the fact of social oppression, working with my abandonment conditioning, - Author: Noah Levine
Collective Trauma quotes by Noah Levine
#3. We all have to deal with unexpected tragedies and trauma. Being a believer doesn't exempt you from life's turbulent times.
The Scripture says rain falls on the just and on the unjust. When you find yourself facing a crisis, it's easy to give up your happiness, panic, and fall apart. But you have to realize that crisis is not a surprise to God. It may be unexpected to us, but God knows the end from the beginning. God has solutions to problems that we haven't even had. And God would not have allowed the difficulty unless He had a divine purpose for it. - Author: Joel Osteen
Collective Trauma quotes by Joel Osteen
#4. I want queer authors to write anything and everything they need to write. I have no interest in gatekeeping; I want the full spectrum. I want the coming out books. I want the books about queer suffering. I want on-page catharsis and exploration of trauma. I want the happy books, too: queer joy books, cute romantic comedies, first crush books, fantasies about queer royals and revolutionaries and spaceship captains. (...) We need all types of queer stories because all types of queer people exist. I want the market to be so saturated with queer books that anyone who needs to see themselves in a story - anyone who hasn't yet seen themselves, hasn't yet gotten to be the hero - can walk into any bookstore and find a book (or six) about someone who experiences the world like they do. I want every queer author to get the chance to tell their story. To tell people, We exist everywhere. We suffer, we survive, we love. We can be magic, too. - Author: Nina Varela
Collective Trauma quotes by Nina Varela
#5. Some dissociative parts of the personality, living in trauma time, may experience the same emotion no matter the situation, such as fear, rage, shame, sadness, yearning and even some positive ones just as joy.
Other parts have a broader range of feeling. Because emotions are often held in certain parts of the personality, different parts can have highly contradictory perceptions, emotions, and reactions to the same situation.
This explains many feelings, emotions, and doubts about the unknown haunting us at times.
Awareness and discovering the inner world may help, tremendously. - Author: Suzette Boon
Collective Trauma quotes by Suzette Boon
#6. Even as a child, I had a sense that I was two people; the one who experienced the trauma, the pain, the happiness, and the other who stood aside and watched with a disinterested ironic eye. - Author: P.D. James
Collective Trauma quotes by P.D. James
#7. Often truths we are not ready for can cause trauma and pain and push one deeper into denial. It can also make one more aggressive to defend the denial and seek others like yourself to defend this shared denial as well. - Author: L.B. Ó Ceallaigh
Collective Trauma quotes by L.B. Ó Ceallaigh
#8. As beasts are beneath human restraints, gods are above them... It would be foolish and untruthful to deny the appeal of exalted, godlike intoxication....We have seen the paradox that these godlike exalted moments often correspond to times when the men who have survived them say that they have acted like beasts....Above all, a sense of merely human virtue, a sense of being valued and of valuing anything seems to have fled their lives....However, all of our virtues come from not being gods. Generosity is meaningless to a god, who never suffers shortage or want. Courage is meaningless to a god, who is immortal and can never suffer permanent injury. The godlike berserk state can destroy the capacity for virtue. Whether the berserker is beneath humanity as an animal, above it as a god, or both, he is cut off from all human community when he is in this state. - Author: Jonathan Shay
Collective Trauma quotes by Jonathan Shay
#9. Each one of us has to work hard to achieve our collective dream for a healthier planet. - Author: Yaya Toure
Collective Trauma quotes by Yaya Toure
#10. Trust of others is in short supply for many adult survivors, as complex trauma generally involves major relational betrayal. It is, therefore, expectable (although paradoxical) that clients with these histories are predisposed to be mistrustful at the outset of therapy, precisely because of (and in proportion to) the actual trustworthiness of the therapist. When past experiences have thought hard lessons, namely, that one can least afford to trust the people who should be most trustworthy, it stands to reason that confusion about trust results. The therapist must understand and not take offense either personally or professionally and not react judgmentally or defensively. Practically speaking, this involves the therapist being prepared to patiently and empathically respond to active or passive tests or challenges to trustworthiness as legitimate and meaningful communication that deserves a respectful reply in action as well as in words. - Author: Christine A. Courtois
Collective Trauma quotes by Christine A. Courtois
#11. It seemed to him he had waited an age for some stir of the great grim hush; the life of the town was itself under a spell
so unnaturally, up and down the whole prospect of known and rather ugly objects, the blankness and the silence lasted. Had they ever, he asked himself, the hard-faced houses, which had begun to look livid in the dim dawn, had they ever spoken so little to any need of his spirit? Great builded voids, great crowded stillnesses put on, often, in the heart of cities, for the small hours, a sort of sinister mask, and it was of this large collective negation that Brydon presently became conscious
all the more that the break of day was, almost incredibly, now at hand, proving to him what night he had made of it. - Author: Henry James
Collective Trauma quotes by Henry James
#12. There is no larger collective-action problem than the environment. The three biggest lies of the environmental movement is that every little bit helps, you can do your part, and together we can do it. - Author: Clay Shirky
Collective Trauma quotes by Clay Shirky
#13. There is a collective force rising up on the earth today, an energy of the reborn feminine ... This is a time of monumental shift, from the male dominance of human consciousness back to a balanced relationship between masculine and feminine. - Author: Marianne Williamson
Collective Trauma quotes by Marianne Williamson
#14. It [treating trauma] may even cause you to reconsider some of your previous views of the world and to revise your sociopolitical perspectives. - Author: Aphrodite Matsakis
Collective Trauma quotes by Aphrodite Matsakis
#15. Look at the newborn baby. It struggles to breathe after living in the womb. And yet, growth comes as a result of struggle. Even when we talk about jihad. We need to attach consciousness to struggle. This struggle has to be both individual and collective. - Author: H. Rap Brown
Collective Trauma quotes by H. Rap Brown
#16. The greater part of violence that humans have inflicted on each other is not the work of criminals or the mentally deranged, but of normal, respectable citizens in the service of the collective ego. - Author: Eckhart Tolle
Collective Trauma quotes by Eckhart Tolle
#17. Never had there been a time when sound, color, and feeling hadn't been intertwined, when a dirty, rolling bass line hadn't induced violets that suffused him with thick contentment, when the shades of certain chords sliding up to one another hadn't produced dusty pastels that made him feel like he was cupping a tiny, golden bird. It wasn't just music but also rumbling trains and rainstorms, occasional voices, a collective din. Colors and textures appeared in front of him, bouncing in time to the rhythm, or he'd get a flash of color in his mind, an automatic sensation of a tone, innate as breathing. - Author: Lisa Ko
Collective Trauma quotes by Lisa Ko
#18. The process of schooling does not give birth to human beings - as education should but never will so long as it springs from the collective consciousness of our culture - but instead it teaches us to value abstract rewards at the expense of our autonomy, curiosity, interior lives, and time. - Author: Derrick Jensen
Collective Trauma quotes by Derrick Jensen
#19. I define "politics" as the on-going collective struggle for liberation and for the power to create - not only works of art, but also just and nonviolent social institutions. - Author: Adrienne Rich
Collective Trauma quotes by Adrienne Rich
#20. And the victim must have been broken and must remain so, so that the externalization of evil is possible. The victim who refuses to assume this role contradicts society's simplistic view. Nobody wants to see it. People would have to take a look at themselves. - Author: Natascha Kampusch
Collective Trauma quotes by Natascha Kampusch
#21. You must keep your honor! You can't speak for the country; you can do little about the national economy or actions of moral weaklings who excuse themselves with the expression, "That is politics; nor can you be responsible for deception in others. But you are responsible for yourself! There are no collective panaceas - only individual ones." - Author: Ezra Taft Benson
Collective Trauma quotes by Ezra Taft Benson
#22. Thanks to the ongoing support of the Government of Ontario, RHF, in partnership with the Ontario Neurotrauma Foundation, has galvanized Ontario's best researchers, clinicians and scientists to accelerate the translation of the most promising research into practical solutions. This commitment enables the ongoing leveraging of federal, provincial and private sector funds to allow Canadian SCI researchers to embark on a national and global collective journey towards making a difference in the lives of people with spinal cord injury and other disabilities. - Author: Rick Hansen
Collective Trauma quotes by Rick Hansen
#23. His body forced itself into a comma as a result of the trauma. The - Author: Cindy Patterson
Collective Trauma quotes by Cindy Patterson
#24. Destroy knowledge?" I said. "The only point of existence, if there is one at all, is in the accumulation of the collective intelligence of the sentient beings of the universe."
"Even dangerous intelligence?"
"Intelligence is neutral. Application is everything."
She sighed. "Says the evil genius."
"Evil is a relative term. - Author: A. Lee Martinez
Collective Trauma quotes by A. Lee Martinez
#25. economy is the collective system by which humans make information grow. - Author: Cesar Hidalgo
Collective Trauma quotes by Cesar Hidalgo
#26. Now everybody separated that and said: there is either rushing virtuously to live a collective life or else there is this selfish introspection and concern with your own development. But the two are completely interdependent, they are completely interactive; and the more you have this response to life, the more you have a source to respond with, then of course the more enrichment you pass around you. Why we made a dichotomy between those two - saying that the two wouldn't enrich each other - I don't know. Because whatever the individual does for himself and by himself is something that ultimately flows back again like a river into the collective unconscious. So if we are disappointed today in the external changes it's because not enough of us have worked at raising a better quality of human being. - Author: Anais Nin
Collective Trauma quotes by Anais Nin
#27. Even if it's other people, like on MySpace pages, we're just as collective of enthusiasts now. That seems to be the world we're in. - Author: Patton Oswalt
Collective Trauma quotes by Patton Oswalt
#28. here's the thing
and I need you to take in
every word

when someone truly loves you
and I'm not talking about
that watered-down shit
that you got from every ex
who caused you nothing
but a great deal of emotional trauma

when someone really love you
and wants to be a part
of your life

they let go of their past
to better accommodate you
in their future

they don't hold on to past likes,
lusts, or loves
you'll never have to compete

with anyone they've had
history with
because those relations
no longer exist - Author: R.H. Sin
Collective Trauma quotes by R.H. Sin
#29. His expression mirrored what I felt - the black-hole suck of exhaustion that strikes after a trauma. When everything has changed and your messed-up brain is flying around the stars - then your body and all its needs imposes itself, cutting you off from madness. - Author: Melissa Albert
Collective Trauma quotes by Melissa Albert
#30. Look at all the conflict between tribes, nations, and religions. They need their enemies, because they provide the sense of separateness on which their collective egoic identity depends. - Author: Eckhart Tolle
Collective Trauma quotes by Eckhart Tolle
#31. Comedy can be a cathartic way to deal with personal trauma. - Author: Robin Williams
Collective Trauma quotes by Robin Williams
#32. Collective leadership effectiveness drives business performance. - Author: William A. Adams
Collective Trauma quotes by William A. Adams
#33. Sometimes I think we're exposed to things we shouldn't be exposed to too early. I think that sets the tone to a person's whole life. Trauma. - Author: Tracy Morgan
Collective Trauma quotes by Tracy Morgan
#34. That moment you finish a book, look around, and realize that everyone else is just getting on with their lives as though you didn't just experience emotional trauma at the hands of a paperback - Author: Anonymous
Collective Trauma quotes by Anonymous
#35. Caring for others tends to be the first cut when we review our personal time budget. It does not necessarily fulfill the goals of my ambition; it will not pave the way for my success; it takes away from my own depleted emotional resources. It is an imposition in every way. To some of us, it is an inconvenience from which we unashamedly run. We have become experts in maintaining a grand scope of friendships and amateurs in genuine intimacy and care. Unwittingly, we have sacrificed everything on the altar of self-sufficiency - only to discover that we have sold our souls to isolation. - Author: Sandy Oshiro Rosen
Collective Trauma quotes by Sandy Oshiro Rosen

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