Most traditional methods of working on oneself are mostly pain centered. People get to repeat over and over their painful emotions without knowing how to use the body's own inherently positive direction and force.

— Eugene Gendlin

The most simplistic Eugene Gendlin quotes that are proven to give you inner joy

Every bad feeling is potential energy toward a more right way of being if you give it space to move toward its rightness


What is true is already so. Owning up to it doesn't make it worse. Not being open about it doesn't make it go away. And because it's true, it is what is there to be interacted with. Anything untrue isn't there to be lived. People can stand what is true, for they are already enduring it.


I will not let you (or me) make me dishonest, insincere, emotionally tied-up or constricted, or artificially nice and social, if I can help it.


If there is something hauntingly beautiful or impressive in your dream, just honor it, respect it, recall it, sense it with your body. More will come.


Most scary dreams bring something good which is not yet in a form the person can use.


Enjoying the dream is more important than interpreting it.

Therefore, don't work so hard that it stops being pleasant and exciting.


You can have lots of feelings and have the same feelings over and over again.

It isn't the recognizable feelings that make so much difference. It is sensing the edge, the unclear, what you don't recognize, but it is there, the bodily discomfort that the problem makes, which has meaning; it has its own peculiar quality, implicity, it is complex, it has in it everything that relates to that problem, but not in a way you can say.


Philosophy begins with the understanding that you cannot just observe or experience and then report what you see, because how you conceptualize and symbolize alters experience.

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