A lot of us have jobs where we need to give people structure but that is different from controlling.
A spiritual person is also in touch with his or her own reality, feelings and thoughts, and the reality of the people around him or her, not projecting on them.
There never was a social change in America without angry people at the heart.
We are a nation of people who are afraid we are not enough.
We religious controllers control in the name of Jesus and it is really painful to people.
What happens is that people who are very religious but who are not in touch with reality, cannot be spiritual.
If God is in a life, it doesn't have to be big to be happy and to be important in His kingdom.
Pain is the doorway to wisdom and to truth.
I have learned to like myself for the first time and to have some serenity.
We live in a constant fear that our shortcomings will be exposed to family, to friends and to the world.
Beneath all of these addictions is this disease, this control disease which is the mark of our society.
I grew up and I became very successful at what I did as a young man. I became a work addict because this was the only way I could get any relief from this pain.
I remember when I was a little boy my father didn't love me; he couldn't. He loved my older brother but he couldn't love me somehow, at least not in a way I could understand it.
My only hope to receive love is to let you see who I am, then I may believe you.
Religious work is one of the best ways to keep from facing your reality if you are Christian, if you are using it to calm the pain, because that it what all addictions are, attempts to cover the pain of this spiritual disease.