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  • But, enough of that for now. Let's get lost again in the starry night.
    (W. Paul Young, "The Shack")

  • I often find that getting head issues out of the way first makes the heart stuff easier to work on later.
    (W. Paul Young, "The Shack")

  • Paradigms power perception and perceptions power emotions. Most emotions are responses to perception - what you think is true about a given situation. If your perception is false, then your emotional response to it will be false too. So check your perceptions, and beyond that check the truthfulness of your paradigms - what you believe. Just because you believe something firmly doesn't make it true. Be willing to reexamine what you believe.
    (W. Paul Young, "The Shack")

  • You don't play a game or color a picture with a child to show your superiority. Rather, you choose to limit yourself so as to facilitate and honor that relationship.
    (W. Paul Young, "The Shack")

  • Did I hear God call me an idiot?
    (W. Paul Young, "The Shack")


  • I suppose that since most of our hurts come through relationships so will our healing, and I know that grace rarely makes sense for those looking in from the outside.
    (W. Paul Young, "The Shack")

  • Paradigms power perceptions, perceptions power emotions.
    (W. Paul Young, "The Shack")

  • You may have to declare your forgiveness a hundred times the first day and the second day, but the third day will be less and each day after, until one day you will realize that you have forgiven completely. And then one day you will pray for his wholeness and give him over to me so that my love will burn from his life every vestige of corruption.
    (W. Paul Young, "The Shack")

  • Don't ever discount the wonder of your tears. They can be healing waters and a stream of joy. Sometimes they are the best words the heart can speak.
    (W. Paul Young, "The Shack")

  • If a rainbow makes a sound, or a flower as it grows, that was the sound of her laughter.
    (W. Paul Young, "The Shack")

  • Perhaps there is supranatural: reason beyond the normal definitions of fact or data-based logic; something that only makes sense if you can see a bigger picture of reality. Maybe that is where faith fits in.
    (W. Paul Young, "The Shack")

  • Don't forget that in the midst of all your pain and heartache, you are surrounded by beauty, the wonder of creation, art, your music and culture, the sounds of laughter and love, of whispered hopes and celebrations, of new life and transformation, of reconciliation and forgiveness.
    (W. Paul Young, "The Shack")

  • If you and I are friends, there is an expectancy that exists within our relationship. When we see each other or are apart, there is an expectancy of being together, of laughing and talking. The expectancy has no concrete definition; it is alive and dynamic and everything that emerges from our being together is a unique gift shared by no one else.
    (W. Paul Young, "The Shack")

  • Religion must use law to empower itself and control the people who they need in order to survive.
    (W. Paul Young, "The Shack")

  • Each relationship between two persons is absolutely unique. That is why you cannot love two people the same. It simply is not possible. You love each person differently because of who they are and the uniqueness that they draw out of you.
    (W. Paul Young, "The Shack")


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