Tuesday, March 24, 2009

There is No Such Thing....

There is no such thing as a 'self-made' man. We are made up of thousands of others. Everyone who has ever done a kind deed for us, or spoken one word of encouragement to us, has entered into the make-up of our character and of our thoughts, as well as our success.
George Matthew Adams-

Tell Me Your Tale:

Was there someone instrumental in your exit out of spiritual abuse and/or a cult?

E-mail me at toxicsheepnomore@yahoo.com with your story of 100 words or less. For the sake of privacy, please do not use the person's full name- a first name or even initials will do.

I retain the right to not publish- if an account is derogatory or threatening in nature, and/or does not 'fit in' with the tone of this blog, I will not publish it.

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Sunday, March 22, 2009

Friday Quote (on Sunday)

Independence Day
as sung by Imani Coppola

I live here in exile
my home is not my heart
they're miles and oceans apart
so I long for the mountains
beyond the grey city walls
I pray tonight they'll fall

then the sun will shine on me
send the light and set me free
I'll be off and on my way
on my Independence Day
all the songs I could not sing
and all the words I could not say
I'll be shouting everything on my Independence Day

Tuesday, March 17, 2009

A Helpful Post From Tales From The Crypt Blog

An informative post from Tales From The Crypt blog:
The 'Superior Leader Trap'
"To look objectively and critically at the cult, experience, the ex-member needs to gain freedom from the "superior leader trap." As indicated earlier, this trap is sprung if there is criticism or questioning of the leader's actions and directives. Basically, it takes the following form: The Leader operates on a higher plane than you or I. Because of that, we are not able to judge the rightness or wrongness of his or her actions. Ordinary, conventional standards do not apply here."

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Friday, March 13, 2009

Extra Friday Quote

What saves a man is to take a step. Then another step. It is always the same step, but you have to take it.
-Antoine de Saint-Exupéry -
Wind, Sand and Stars 1939
translated from French by Lewis Galantière

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Friday Quote

There are joys which long to be ours. God sends ten thousands truths, which come about us like birds seeking inlet; but we are shut up to them, and so they bring us nothing, but sit and sing awhile upon the roof, and then fly away.
-Henry Ward Beecher-

Open Door image by jrecccc24