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A Quote by John Welwood on john welwood, perfect love, love, feelings, and experience

If there is one thing I've learned in thirty years as a psychotherapist, it is this: If you can let your experience happen, it will release its knots and unfold, leading to a deeper, more grounded experience of yourself. No matter how painful or scary your feelings appear to be, your willingness to engage with them draws forth your essential strength, leading in a more life-positive direction.

John Welwood

Source: Perfect Love, Imperfect Relationships: Healing the Wound of the Heart, Pages: 106

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A Quote by John Welwood on john welwood, perfect love, love, fear, wounding, and mistrust

The more two people open to each other, the more this wide-openness also brings to the surface all the obstacles to it:  their deepest, darkest wounds, their desperation and mistrust, and their rawest emotional trigger points.  Just as the sun's warmth causes clouds to arise by prompting the earth to release its moisture, so love's pure openness activates the thick clouds of our emotional wounding, the tight places where we are shut down, where we live in fear and resist love.

John Welwood

Source: Perfect Love, Imperfect Relationships: Healing the Wound of the Heart, Pages: 35..36

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A Quote by John Welwood on john welwood, perfect love, love, potential, soul, and seed

The light of unconditional love awakens the dormant seed potentials of the soul, helping them ripen, blossom, and bear fruit, allowing us to bring forth the unique gifts that are ours to offer in this life.

John Welwood

Source: Perfect Love, Imperfect Relationships: Healing the Wound of the Heart, Pages: 33

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A Quote by John Welwood on love, giving, receiving, john welwood, and perfect love

There is a secret about human love that is commonly overlooked: Receiving it is much more scary and threatening than giving it. How many times in your life have you been unable to let in someone's love or even pushed it away? Much as we proclaim the wish to be truly loved, we are often afraid of that, and so find it difficult to open to love or let it all the way in.

John Welwood

Source: Perfect Love, Imperfect Relationships: Healing the Wound of the Heart, Pages: 20

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