Our group project of building inspirational quotes has been a wonderful success. I am really enjoying this, and proud to see what we are creating here as a group. There are truly so many positive and helpful comments made on this blog! I can see this project carrying on for a long, long time, so when you find a quote or comment that is specifically inspiring, encouraging, meaningful, and uplifting, by all means, please contribute to the collection we are developing here.
The whole Discussing Dissociation Community will benefit when you send in those words that rang true for you. Chances are, they have that kind of impact on others as well. The images really do add even more power to the words, and that helps to support and encourage everyone even more. So keep’em coming!
I have bigger plans for many of the inspirational quotes we have created, and I should (and will) write some individual articles connected to the quotes, but for now, I wanted to be sure to show you the first ones that have been made.
How amazing are these??!!
Pretty strong statement there, hey ??!!! Thanks, Me+We. And you know, I couldn’t agree more. DID system work and working with your WHOLE system is absolutely essential. Everyone is there for a reason, and everyone counts. It might take courage to listen to your whole system, but each and everyone of them matters.
And of course, everyone in your system deserves the opportunity for healing, safety, support, and encouragement.
Excellent advice and insight, “ZD”. For all DID survivors, the past has been so very difficult, painful, devastating… full of heart-breaking memories. And frankly, for many folks, the present-day can be pretty rough too, hey?! There’s no doubt that all dissociative trauma survivors have seen far too many difficult times.
So the idea of knowing-planning-believing-preparing to move forward, and to make the future as fulfilling, gentle, purpose-filled, and the best possible, is very good. Like really good. Take your power back. Make new plans. Explore new options. Develop skills and abilities that you haven’t yet had the chance to develop. Figure out which dreams you can still reach, and go for those.
Life is full of choices. And you sincerely do have the freedom and the ability to choose to make your future
This quote is out there in lots of places in the world, but think about how it could really and truly change the way you relate to your internal system. Take a minute to think about that. What would it feel like, if in your internal system, if everyone was able to keep calm and cooperate?
If I can encourage you in ANY way, I certainly encourage you to make this your overall DID System goal. Learn to work together. Become friends with each other. Learn how to understand each other. Recognize the strengths in each other. Stop fighting each other, and truly learn the art of system cooperation. It can make a huge, huge difference for you.
Oh sweet little Wendy… Such wise words you’ve shared. This is exactly what it takes to reach your insiders. You’ve approached the others in your system with such gentleness, and kindness. You’ve shown them that you understand their hurt and pain. You’ve acknowledged their troubles, and also given them new and helpful information. You’re teaching them how it should be / could be for them, and you’ve so beautifully invited those other ones in your system to connect with you.
I know it takes a lot more than just one invitation, and I encourage you to keep trying to reach those others inside who are still scared, and hurting, and confused. You’ve got a beautiful way about you, Wendy…. please pass that love around to everyone inside. They most certainly need to see and feel that.
SeekingOurFreedom — I have to say, I would have picked this quote out myself because I really really really like this idea. So cool. I will most definitely be writing a new blog article featuring this, so… more to come! You’ve mentioned this as a morning game you do with your insiders, and while it can be fun, I can see that it’s truly helpful in many ways! I’ll save more of my thoughts for that upcoming blog article, and in the meantime, we’ll highlight it here for folks to see.
Once again, “ZD”, you are spot on. Sometimes it’s soooooo hard to take all the time it takes to heal, but then again… When dissociative people ask me why it takes so long, I will ask those systems if they really want to know EVERYthing all at once??!?!?!?!! Those memories are pretty rough! And you know, when folks stop and think about how difficult it is to be flooded with painful information, they realize that the slow and steady pace is much more bearable.
Just system-wise, there is so much to do. So much to learn. So many people to meet. So many gaps in time to fill by whoever knows about that particular gap in memory. Because of course someone knows ‘this’, and someone else knows ‘that’, but who are they?? It just takes a lot of time, that’s for sure.
Learning, healing, connecting, cooperating. And that’s all on the inside. Throw in the outside world, and the layers just multiply! Most DID systems have complicated outside lives and difficult family relationships, so yeah…. all those painful layers take a lot of time to sort through as well.
But hold tight, and keep at it. Because every single step counts. And it all adds up.
And the JOURNEY is important. It’s okay to stop and enjoy life once in awhile. Find some of those fun-creative-happy-beautiful moments too. They are out there, and definitely as important to healing as facing the hard stuff.
Me+We — this is such a powerful statement. I’m not done working with this quote either — I’m still working on a few other ideas. But wow — and yes absolutely. How true is this! I completely agree with what you are saying here.
It’s been so good hearing more and more survivors out in the world disclosing their truths, and exposing hidden abuses… Breaking that silence is truly freeing — and while it can be scary to do — speaking up and having the courage to talk about your life-stories in those safe warm gentle places can create deep healing experiences.
No one has to tell the whole world, but it really it okay to begin talking with each other in your system, because first and foremost, you and your system need to hear each other. That’s what matters the very most.
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I hope you enjoyed these inspirational quotes!
We have more. We’re a brilliant group here at Discussing Dissociation! Lots of wisdom here, that’s for sure!
I don’t wanna overload the page with images, so for now, I’ll pause at this point, and just let you know there are more to come.
And please do keep sending in your favorite quotes you find here on this blog. SO many words of wisdom — let’s make the best of that!
I wish you the very very best in your healing journey…..
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