Our value doesn’t come from what we have or what we can do. Our real human value comes from what we have been given; it comes from the love that we receive, from the unmissable feeling that we are loved unconditionally. A child feels as though it were the center of the universe because of the motherly love that embraces it. No one can accept the love God offers us without recognizing the preciousness of others.

- Romuald Dzemo, From Love Is Not Blind But Bound

It takes a lot of courage to face the truth. It takes an even greater courage to face one’s truth, and therein lies the secret to real freedom.

- Romuald Dzemo, Courage to Embrace Yourself

It’s never the end until you really give up.

- Romuald Dzemo, You Can’t Be a Failure

Each of us carries a child within. It is what remains when everything crumbles.

- Romuald Dzemo, Courage to Embrace Yourself

No, it’s always our pain that causes us to hurt someone else. Healthy people do not hurt others. Only those who are deeply hurt and broken hurt others. Often they are reacting to their inner wounds and brokenness. If you look past the hurt, you will discover a broken person in your oppressor.

- Romuald Dzemo, Courage to Embrace Yourself

Our self-worth (how we see ourselves) and our self-esteem (how we feel about ourselves) depend on the gap between the love we needed and the love we received. The smaller this gap the stronger our self-worth and self-esteem. But there is a love that has always been there for us to claim, the love of the Father for his prodigal son.

- Romuald Dzemo, Love Is Not Blind But Bound

Just start doing things. I swear, in no time you will know how to do them. It’s absolutely important to be on the move wherever you plan to be.

- Romuald Dzemo, You Can’t Be a Failure

Accepting uncertainty allows you to create room for magic. You understand that you can make choices, choose your responses to the different situations of life, but you also understand that you can’t be in complete control of everything that happens in your life. You understand that beyond you, there is another force, more benevolent and more powerful, and that you can learn to dance to its rhythm. While you make plans and set expectations, you’re open to the sheer delights and surprises that life throws at us very often – and sometimes rarely.

- Romuald Dzemo, You Can’t Be a Failure

Standing up against your enemy can be very difficult. Standing up for your friends can be even more difficult. But standing up for yourself is the most difficult.

- Romuald Dzemo, Courage to Embrace Yourself

Be not afraid of failure. Failure is a tool that liberates you from yourself and allows you to focus on what it essential. It’s a school that prepares us for life than no other.

- Romuald Dzemo, You Can’t Be a Failure