How to Do the Work by Nicole LePera offers readers the support and tools that will allow them to break free from destructive behaviors to reclaim and recreate their lives.
Nothing short of a paradigm shift, this is a celebration of empowerment that will forever change the way we approach mental wellness and self-care.
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Quotes from How to Do the Work by Nicole LePera
With your awareness awakened, anything is possible.
- Awakenings are not mystical experiences that are reserved only for monks, mystics, and poets. They are not only for “spiritual” people. They are for each and every one of us who wants to change—who aches to heal, to thrive, to shine.
- The real work has nothing to do with anything “out there.” It has everything to do with what’s in you. It comes from you.
- Healing rarely comes without difficulty. It’s painful at times and terrifying, too. It means letting go of narratives that hold you back and harm you. It means letting a part of yourself die so that another part of you can be reborn.
- Healing is a daily event. You can’t “go somewhere” to be healed; you must go inward to be healed. This means a daily commitment to doing the work.
- Change can and often still feels overwhelming. This is because the main function of your subconscious mind is to keep you safe, and it is threatened by change.
- Holistic Psychology harnesses the power of choice, because choice enables healing.
- The subconscious mind loves existing in a comfort zone. The safest place, it turns out, is one you’ve been before because you can predict the familiar outcome.
- Resilience is learned through conditioning; if we didn’t see it modeled by our parent-figures when we were young, we may have never learned it.
- The first step toward healing in mind and body is knowing what you’re dealing with—identifying the unresolved trauma.
- Healing starts with learning how to tap into the needs of our body and reconnecting with our intuitive Self.
- Once a core belief is formed, you engage in what’s called a confirmation of bias; information that does not conform to your beliefs is discarded or ignored in favor of information that does.
- A belief is a practiced thought grounded in lived experience.
- To truly change, you have to learn who you really are—and a part of this includes meeting your inner child.
- Honor what your inner child is trying to tell you. Honor its experience.
- You don’t need to have the answers; just start to listen to the questions.
- When our ego is in the driver’s seat, our mind does some pretty remarkable gymnastics to repress or avoid or dismiss or put down. Once you allow what exists, you can view yourself more objectively, more honestly, and ultimately more compassionately.
- This is what the work is all about: making space to allow each of us to be seen, heard, and authentically expressed.
- Letting go of the fear of what others think, the conditioned state of judgment, and all the pain of our wounded inner child is all part of the joyful side of the reparenting process.
- Emotional maturity allows us to accept all of our emotions, even the uglier ones we don’t want to admit we harbor.
- When you are authentically you, you will encounter judgment and criticism. You will also disappoint others. These are just facts of life—a part of being a dynamic, individualized human.
- Learning how to tolerate differences—even outright contrasts—is a hallmark of emotional maturity.
- As you mature emotionally, you will create more and more space for people who may not look, sound, act, or think like you.
- As we change our mind and brain and access our authentic self, we create joy, creativity, empathy, acceptance, collaboration, and eventually oneness with our greater community.
As you heal yourself, you heal the world around you.
- To experience authentic relationships, you need to work on being one with your own authenticity.
- Whatever path you take, as long as you’ve consciously chosen it and trust yourself in the process, whatever the outcomes, you will be ready.
- This is what healing is about: developing choice and trust in the tools we use to truly live our impermanent life, no matter what may come.
- None of us can see the future. We have our intuition, we have our Self-trust, and we have our emotions—information—that can help us make the best choices possible.
Every moment, we make a choice: we can live in the past, or we can look forward and envision a future that is different.