John Bradshaw Sayings and Quotes

Below you will find our collection of inspirational, wise, and humorous old John Bradshaw quotes, John Bradshaw sayings, and John Bradshaw proverbs, collected over the years from a variety of sources.'

Recovery begins with embracing our pain and taking the risk to share it with others. We do this by joining a group and talking about our pain. John Bradshaw
Growing up means leaving home and becoming a self supporting adult. I think this the hardest task any human being hast to face. John Bradshaw
It's essential to tell the truth at all times. This will reduce life's pain. Lying distorts reality. All forms of distorted thinking must be corrected. John Bradshaw
The spiritual quest is not some added benefit to our life, something you embark on if you have the time and inclination. We are spiritual beings on an earthly journey. Our spirituality makes up our beingness. John Bradshaw
Being in love is a transient state of psychosis. John Bradshaw
It’s okay to make mistakes. Mistakes are our teachers – they help us to learn. John Bradshaw
Creative choice is your birthright. Please own it. John Bradshaw
We cannot nurture our lost self unless we leave home. John Bradshaw
We leave home by giving up our scripts and rigid roles. John Bradshaw
We were born ourselves. This can only be done by separating from our family systems designations and from our parents' beliefs and opinions about us. Jesus Christ was strong in affirming the impossibility of finding God, much less ourselves, unless we left home. John Bradshaw
Matthew quotes Jesus as saying, 'I have not come to bring peace, but a sword. For I have come to put sons against fathers and daughters against mothers. John Bradshaw
Leaving home includes both physical and emotional leaving. John Bradshaw
Perhaps nothing so accurately characterizes dysfunctional families as denial. John Bradshaw
Creative choice is your birthright. Please own it. John Bradshaw
Nakedness symbolized their true and authentic selves. They were who they were, and they were okay with it. There was nothing to hide. They could be perfectly and rigorously honest. John Bradshaw
Creative choice is your birthright. Please own it. John Bradshaw
High school is the time of puberty. And puberty is a time of intense exposure and vulnerability. Whatever toxic shame a person carries from childhood will be tested in high school. Often teenage groups look for a scapegoat, someone everyone can dump and project their shame onto. This was Arnold's fate. He was viciously shamed by his female peer group. This accounted for his problem with women John Bradshaw
The unlimited power that many modern gurus offer is false hope. Their programs calling us to unlimited power have made them rich, not us. They touch our false selves and tap our toxic shame. John Bradshaw