“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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What hurts you, blesses you.
Darkness is your candle.
Your boundaries are your quest.
What blessing can you find hidden in whatever darkness you are facing? Don’t dismiss what hurts you. Instead, dive deep to find what it can teach you.
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“On the other side of a storm is the strength that comes from having navigated through it. Raise your sail and begin.” ~Gregory S. Williams
Life’s storms may not be pleasant, but when we face them head-on, we always come out the other side stronger and more resilient.
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“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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“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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