Don’t apologize for being yourself

“And while you may not be everyone’s cup of tea, you don’t have to be. Tea has never apologized for not being coffee.” ~Kristen Corley

There will always be people who want us to be someone other than who really are, but that doesn’t mean that you need to change or apologize for being yourself! You are amazing, precious, and beautiful just as you are.

 

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Sharing our healing with others

“Be a lamp or a lifeboat or a ladder. Help someone’s soul heal. Walk out of your house like a shepherd.” ~Rumi

One of the privileges we have as people who have healed is to help others heal through our example, encouragement, and support. I love this reminder from Rumi to walk out into our days always prepared to offer that help to those we meet.

How can you be a lamp, a lifeboat, or a ladder for someone today?

 

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The pilgrimage of a lifetime

“I’ve accepted that the whole of my life will be a pilgrimage toward the sound of the genuine in me.” -Cole Arthur Riley

I often feel like I’ve “arrived” at the most authentic version of myself after some big breakthrough in growth or healing … only to find that there’s still more of the genuine in me left to discover. This pilgrimage toward the most genuine version of ourselves is a lifelong project, and it’s supposed to be that way. We haven’t failed by not arriving already!

 

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You aren’t lost

“You aren’t lost, you’re just in an uncomfortable stage of your life where your old self is gone but your new self hasn’t been born yet. You’re in the midst of transformation.” ~Marcos Alvorado

The process of transformation can feel a lot like being lost. The familiar landmarks of our map of the world have disappeared, and new ones haven’t emerged yet.

When you find yourself in this place, give yourself grace and celebrate the transformation that’s on its way. That will make the process go much easier than beating yourself up.

 


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