Gordon Livingston quotes and books

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We are what we do. We are not what we think, or what we say, or how we feel. We are what we do.

My favorite therapeutic question is “What’s next?” It bypasses the self-pity implied in clinging to past traumas.

Most people know what is good for them, know what will make them feel better: exercise, hobbies, time with those they care about. They do not avoid these things because of ignorance of their value, but because they are no longer “motivated” to do them. They are waiting until they feel better. Frequently, it’s a long wait.

Life’s two most important questions are “Why?” and “Why not?” The trick is knowing which one to ask.


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