“If we can go beyond blame and other escapes and just feel the bleeding, raw meat quality of our vulnerability, we can enter a space where the best part of us comes out.” ~Pema Chödrön
When we learn to sit with our pain and vulnerability and face it head on, it can become an opening to our best selves. It’s like a birth—hard, messy, painful, and full of risk, but also a place of bright new beginnings.
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The sincere friends of this world are as ship lights in the stormiest of nights. ~Giotto di Bondone
True friends are precious treasures. Don’t forget to let them know how much they mean to you!
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“The answers you seek never come when the mind is busy, they come when the mind is still, when silence speaks the loudest.” ~Leon Brown
How often do you spend time stilling the mind so you can listen to the silence where the answers you seek arise?
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“You cannot protect yourself from sadness without protecting yourself from happiness.” ~Jonathan Safran Foer
It’s so hard to let down the walls around my heart that I erect in attempts to protect myself from any sadness or hurt, but the truth is they don’t really work anyway and they keep out as much (or more) happiness than anything else.
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“Some people see scars, and it is wounding they remember. To me they are proof of the fact that there is healing.” ~Linda Hogan
What do you see when you look at your own scars?