“When you feel yourself breaking down, may you break open instead. May every experience in life be a door that opens your heart, expands your understanding, and leads you to freedom.” ~Elizabeth Lesser
We can’t control the things in life that leave us feeling bruised and broken, but we can control how we respond to them. We can choose to let them break us down into smaller versions of ourselves, or we can choose to let them break us open to more expansive versions.
I hope you’ll choose to break open.
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“Perfectionism is just fear in fancy shoes and a mink coat.” ~Elizabeth Gilbert
Perfectionism isn’t the virtue it claims to be. It’s just the same old fear of not being good enough hiding in a different costume.
Once you see through its disguise and learn that your worth has nothing to do with your performance, this harsh taskmaster will lose its power over you.
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“Sometimes our stop-doing list needs to be bigger than our to-do list.” ~Patti Digh
Feeling chronically overwhelmed by everything you need to do? Maybe it’s time to spend more effort on your stop-doing list!
Sometimes what we choose not to do makes a bigger difference to our quality of life than we imagine.
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“Creativity means making something for the soul out of every experience.” ~Thomas Moore
I love the idea of creating something for our souls out of all of our experiences—not just the good ones, not just the painful ones. All of them.
We do this unconsciously all the time with the stories and memories we create and hold onto, but what would it look like to do this more intentionally?
What are you creating for your soul?
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“It is not a question of whether you “have what it takes,” but of whether you take the gifts you have — they are plenteous — and share them with all the world.” ~Neale Donald Walsch
It’s so tempting to think that we have is not enough—not good enough, not big enough, not perfect enough—to be of value, but that’s just fear speaking. The truth is that we are all born with gifts that are exactly what the world needs. Our job is to be courageous enough to share them.
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