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Courage, Change & Hope

In finding quotations for the blazes section it soon became apparent that it was going to be difficult to find many inspirational or motivational quotes just about the phoenix. Yet the phoenix is a powerful representation of the transformation process that occurs in the grieving response following a loss or significant life-altering event, as a symbol of hope and rebirth. Instead we looked for quotations that could represent the strong image of the blazing phoenix rising from the ashes of hopelessness.

So often,
we believe that we have come to a place
that is void of hope and void of possibilities,
only to find that it is the very hopelessness
that allows us to hit bottom,
give up our illusion of control,
turn it over, and ask for help.
Out of the ashes of our hopelessness
comes the fire of our hope.
Anne Wilson Shaef
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Links to Quotation Pages
The topics chosenóCourage, Change and Hopeódepict the essence of the phoenix mythology and represented three of the key emotions used in surviving a loss and emerging with a new life. Follow the links below (or above) for the specific quotation pages.


In addition the collection of Quotations on Survival within the Transitional Medicine section may also be of interest.

Like the mighty phoenix,
Once again I rise from the flames set to destroy me & take flight.
I am
Phoenix Rising
Kirsti A. Dyer, MD, MS

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