Choosing our response

Choosing our response

“Between stimulus and response there is a space. In that space is our power to choose our response. In our response lies our growth and our freedom.” ~Viktor Frankl

Learning to recognize and take advantage of that space is one of the most self-empowering things we can ever do because it returns our choices back to us. Growth and freedom always comes in taking advantage of those choices rather than defaulting to our current programming.

Breaking open

Breaking open

“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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Forgive yourself


“Forgive yourself for not knowing what you didn’t know before you lived through it. Honor your path. Trust your journey. Learn, grow, evolve, become.” ~Creig Crippen

It does no good to beat ourselves up for not knowing in the past what we know now with our greater life experience. How much more fruitful it is to forgive yourself and move on into learning and growing with your new knowledge.

 

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