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The New IQ Life Makeover: Your Guide to 3D Living

Words of Wisdom & Other Useful Reminders

I was only trying to live in accord with the promptings that came from my deepest self. Why was that so very difficult?
– Hermann Hesse

“Don’t ask what the world needs. Ask what makes you come alive and go do it. Because what the world needs is people who have come alive.”
– Howard Thurman

The purpose of integrated adult development is to expand the extent to which we experience deep inner fulfillment, love and wisdom.
– Dr. David Gruder

“It is certainly true that every day we don’t strive to live authentically we do pay a price, with compounded interest… It is a mistake to accept as our reality, the illusion that many are called but few are chosen.”
– Sara Breathnach

Effective and consistent Connection, both when a child is in joy and when s/he is expressing his/her gifts, reinforces the gold in him/her.
– Dr. David Gruder

God may forgive your sins, but your nervous system won’t.
– Alfred Korzybski

The secret to learning is great discerning.” 
– Dr. David Gruder

I am my best person when I have less on my plate.
– Elisabeth Gilbert, author of Eat Pray Love

Effective and consistent Connection during difficult life experiences teaches us as children to be unafraid of life experiences or of our interior reactions to them.
– Dr. David Gruder

As children, we develop the capacity to connect with our spiritual resources and ourselves only to the extent that others connect with us.
– Dr. David Gruder

You can out-distance that which is running after you, but not what is running inside you.
– Rwandan Proverb

Survival needs to be a higher priority during childhood than living in integrity.
– Dr. David Gruder

Each moment of our life, from the moment we are born to the moment we die, is a teachable moment. The only question in each moment is, “What will we learn?
– Dr. David Gruder

Turn your wounds into wisdom.
– Oprah Winfrey

“Our deepest fear is not that we are inadequate, our deepest fear is that we are powerful beyond measure.”
– Marianne Williamson

As children, we do our best to cloak whichever caregivers are the most important to us in the psychological equivalent of gorgeous and majestic robes.
 – Dr. David Gruder

“Twenty years from now you will be more disappointed by the things you didn’t do than by the ones you did do. So throw off the bowlines, sail away from the safe harbor and catch the trade winds in your sails. Explore. Dream. Discover.”
– Mark Twain

Creating a happy ending fantasy for the sake of your childhood survival was a marvelous thing. Your challenge as an adult is to outgrow your need for such a fantasy. 
– Dr. David Gruder

Of all the earthly music, that which reaches farthest into heaven is the beating of a truly loving heart.
– Henry Ward Beecher

“The amount of closeness you desire determines the amount of healing you require.”
– Dr. David Gruder

“It is a mistake to accept as our reality the illusion that many are called but few are chosen.”
– Sara Breathnach

A transformation chapter is a period of intensive focus on inner work.” 
– Dr. David Gruder