I came across a stunner quotation recently that is so awesome, it merits a whole blog entry of its own.
Alice Miller – psychoanalyst/therapist/writer, and author of The Drama of the Gifted Child – said, “The way we were treated as small children is the way we treat ourselves the rest of our lives.”(1)
This resonated immediately – and hugely – for me.
It sure does explain a lot, doesn’t it?
It certainly helps me understand plenty about myself – & about lots of the people I know – & about … well, everything.
Worth some pondering on, I reckon, not just about ourselves & our own “story,” & our own “stuff” & heavy “baggage,” but on how we treat – & raise – our own children.
Sure wish I’d heard this articulated decades ago…