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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Let it nurture you

Whatever happens to you belongs to you. Make it yours. Feed it to yourself even if it feels impossible to swallow. Let it nurture you because it will.” ~Cheryl Strayed

I love this idea of taking ownership of whatever happens to me. I may not have chosen it. I may not have any control over it. I may not like it. But I can choose to digest it to make sure it nurtures me and feeds my growth anyway.

 

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Surrender like a buried seed

“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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