“Do not wish them pain. That’s not who you are. If they caused you pain, they must have pain inside. Wish them healing.” ~Najwa Zebian
I have to remind myself of this often because it’s so easy to fall into wishing for revenge, but that’s not who I want to be. I want to be someone who sees another’s pain and wishes for healing, not more pain.
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“The freedom to be yourself is a gift only you can give yourself. But once you do, no one can take it away.” ~Doe Zantamata
How long have you been waiting for someone (or some group of someones) to give you permission to be yourself? Stop waiting and give yourself this precious gift today! You are the only one who truly can.
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“Inner peace begins the moment you choose not to allow another person or event to control your emotions.” ~Pema Chödrön
We have much more choice about what we allow to control us than we think we do. Learning how to take back that control is a huge step toward peace and toward a better life. Give it a try!
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“Resilience is knowing that you are the only one who has the power and the responsibility to pick yourself up.” ~Mary Holloway
Resilience comes once we stop waiting for someone else to save us. It doesn’t mean we can’t accept help (we can and should!), but it does mean that we stay in charge of the process. Only then can we choose how we will rebound and who we will become in the process.
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“All the buried seeds crack open in the dark the instant they surrender to a process they can’t see.” ~Mark Nepo
We all know what it’s like to feel buried in the dark. It’s miserable and terrifying, and we instinctively fight it. Like seeds, though, we only break open into new life when we finally surrender to the process of sprouting and growth that is larger than us.
Where do you need to surrender to that unseen process in your life right now?
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