Pain is the doorway to wisdom and to truth.
Religious work is one of the best ways to keep from facing your reality if you are Christian, if you are using it to calm the pain, because that it what all addictions are, attempts to cover the pain of this spiritual disease.
The primary symptom of a controller is denial, that is I can't see its symptoms in myself.
The whole Bible is the story of men and women trying to get back to God, to overcome that sin with sacrifices, good works, sermons, prophesy, witnessing, giving all kinds of things. It never worked.
Then one day I read about a book that said that the church is the only army that shoots its wounded.
There never was a social change in America without angry people at the heart.
We can't be intimate because we can't share feelings that we don't have.
We live in a constant fear that our shortcomings will be exposed to family, to friends and to the world.
We religious controllers control in the name of Jesus and it is really painful to people.
You are controlling because I want you to do it, not because of the situation or what needs to be done.
[From Rome, NBC News correspondent Keith Miller said the eyes of the world could be felt as they were trained on Vatican City, and as a result,] it felt like the center of the universe ... one of the largest Christian gatherings in history.
Last year Matthew was our most improved shooter. If he picks it up at the beginning of the season and continues down that path, he'll be tough to beat. During Thomas's very first college match he set a new school record in air rifle. We've changed his positions a little bit and he has become really defined. Bill has become a much better shooter over time, improving immensely. At his new skill level, he can really challenge our other veterans, and that speaks really well for the level of talent that we have on this team.
We know what we can do. This team has plenty of talent and potential; now it's up to us to just go out there and continue to make a name for ourselves.
It's not like the maturity of a basketball or football player who learns systems and things like that. Shooters do progress during school, but if they come in as good shooters they can immediately be a top-five shooter, and that's not unheard of at all.
You shouldn't have a federal judge micromanaging state agencies, state government. It shouldn't be done, and experience has shown it's not helpful to the people it's supposed to help.
I was confident. I just screamed back then - I threw myself into it.
What we see is that each person's cancer is genetically different. Some respond better to radiation, some to chemotherapy. The responses have to be assessed and the patient treated accordingly.
A lot of us have jobs where we need to give people structure but that is different from controlling.
A spiritual person is also in touch with his or her own reality, feelings and thoughts, and the reality of the people around him or her, not projecting on them.
Beneath all of these addictions is this disease, this control disease which is the mark of our society.
Feelings are like a color chart that God has given us.
I am six feet tall. I am not supposed to be afraid.
I am too old to think.
I grew up and I became very successful at what I did as a young man. I became a work addict because this was the only way I could get any relief from this pain.
I have learned to like myself for the first time and to have some serenity.