“Maturity includes having a healthy awareness of who you are, actually enjoying who you are, and taking responsibility for your own actions and feelings.
Recovery is facing and embracing your dysfunction. Getting in touch with your pain is the beginning of redeeming your pain. This is one aspect of being rooted and grounded. We’re not called to live in the wound, but to live in the promise where the wound was formerly attached. Depth of pain accessed will correlate to the depth of truth established.”
Mike Rizzo (on two personal keys to healthy relationships, Longing for Eden, 101)