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Edie’s Choice

Edith Eger, Auschwitz survivor, author of The Choice has wisdom we can all learn from…

  • Our painful experiences aren’t a liability — they’re a gift. They give us perspective and meaning, an opportunity to find our unique purpose and our strength.
  • We don’t know where we’re going, we don’t know what’s going to happen, but no one can take away from you what you put in your own mind.
  • Survivors don’t have time to ask, “Why me?” For survivors, the only relevant question is, “What now?”
  • How easily we are seduced by the fantasy that we are in control, that we were ever in control.
  • Here you are in the sacred present!
  • Sometimes our pain pushes us, and sometimes our hope pulls us.
  • You have choices: Flight, Flee or Flow; React or Respond
  • God doesn’t make junk.
  • The more you suffer, the stronger you become.
  • Love is not what you feel, it is what you do.
  • Do a lot of listening; be a fireplace.



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