The path to self betrayal

“Ignoring your intuition and denying what you know in your gut is self betrayal.” ~Maryam Hasnaa

In a culture that undervalues intuition and non-rational sources of knowledge, we all have learned to discount that knowing. I’m all too often guilty of it myself. Time has taught me that ignoring that knowing always winds up being a place of self betrayal and regret.

What knowing are you ignoring or denying right now? What would it take to stop betraying yourself and act on that knowing?


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Things falling apart

“Things falling apart is also a kind of healing.” ~Pema Chödrön

Sometimes, like with this hole in the Berlin Wall, things that fall apart are actually openings to free us from the constraints that we’ve build around ourselves. Although it may not feel like healing at first, time may well show how each falling apart was actually a form of healing that isn’t visible until we can see it in the distance of hindsight.

Where can you see glimpses of healing in the things that have fallen apart in your past?


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The best way to heal

sad looking woman hugging herself

“I’ve been searching for ways to heal myself, and I’ve found that kindness is the best way.” ~Lady Gaga

We so often think that beating ourselves up or acting like our own personal drill sergeant is the best way to push ourselves to heal and grow, but self-kindness is almost always the best path to healing.

Treat yourself with some extra kindness today!

Begging for crusts

basket of bread

“There is a basket of fresh bread on your head, yet you go door to door asking for crusts.” ~Rumi

How often we ignore the gifts and treasures we already have in our lives, our talents, our relationships, our character, and instead we go begging for pale imitations from others thinking we are only worthy of scraps. We already have so much inside us and around us if we would only take the time to seek it and treasure it.