Over the holidays, I had the opportunity to really sink my teeth into this book:
It talks about the experience of one of my “professional crushes” when he did his LDS mission trip in Sweden. While I am not LDS, nor have ever been, it spoke to me that spiritual trauma can come from about any type of spiritual community. One of the quotes from the book has been highlighted on Amazon many times:
“In short, no matter who we are or what we believe, each of us is capable of exhibiting the same love and hate, humility and pride, tolerance and prejudice, kindness and cruelty, truth and error, as anyone else. When we forget how similar we are, come to see ourselves as somehow different, better, even unique, the stage is set for the mistreatment of others. From world wars to bullying in the schools, life is replete with examples of what happens when we set ourselves apart, above others.”
Consider giving this book a read. It can show you that you are not alone, and how a psychologist used this experience to become a force for good.
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