"Ich rate den Menschen an, die Aufmerksamkeit dorthin zu lenken, wo Sprache aufhört. Das ist der Ort, an dem man lebt. Dorthin kann man seine Aufmerksamkeit richten und von dort aus frisch sprechen. Man spricht dann nicht über etwas, sondern von dort, wo man wirklich lebt."  Gene Gendlin

"Every bad feeling is  potential energy toward a more right way of being if you give it space to move toward it's rightness"
Gene Gendlin

“You need to stand again in your own experience…in your own felt ongoingness, which is that intricate complexity inside of life…to put into the world what hasn’t been said yet that you are carrying from your particular experience”  Gene Gendlin

“Focusing shows people to attend in themselves – in their bodies – there where new steps can come”  Gene Gendlin

"If I don´t pause, the situation owns me, if I pause I own the situation"  Gene Gendlin

"What is true is already so. Owning up to it doesn't make it worse. Not being open about it doesn't make it go away. And because it's true, it is what is there to be interacted with. Anything untrue isn't there to be lived. People can stand what is true, for they are already enduring it."  Gene Gendlin

"Most traditional methods of working on oneself are mostly pain centered. People get to repeat over and over their painful emotions without knowing how to use the body's own inherently positive direction and force."  Gene Gendlin