“The three big lies: I am what I have. I am what I do. I am what others say about me.” ~Henri Nouwen
Don’t believe these lies! You are so much more than anything you have (or don’t have), anything you do (or don’t do), or anything others might say about you!
Image created with a stock photo from a Canva subscription package. “A bird is safe in its nest—but that is not what its wings are made for.” ~Amit Ray
Becoming all that we are meant to be always requires taking risks before we can fully soar. What one small leap out of your next might you take today to try your wings?
Image created with a stock photo from a Canva subscription package. “Wisdom is knowing I am nothing, love is knowing I am everything, and between the two my life flows.” ~Nisargadatta Maharaj
Sometimes knowing who we are and what our place is in the grand scheme of things means being able to balance ourselves gently in the paradox of two great truths that appear to be in conflict.
How do you stay balanced inside this paradox? Do you have a tendency to find yourself leaning out of the paradox in one direction over the other?
Image adapted from one shared by RÜŞTÜ BOZKUŞ from Pixabay “You are not what has happened to you. Only Love has the final word in who you are.” ~James Finley
Never let yourself buy into the illusion that are you just a collection of the things that have happened to you. Those things may shape us, but they are never who we are. Only Love—the Love that loves us totally, completely, unconditionally, and without end—knows who we truly are (and loves us anyway).
“Accept no one’s definition of your life; define yourself.” ~Harvey Fierstein It’s so easy to fall into the trap of allowing other people (and their expectations) to define us. It takes courage to define ourselves. How have you defined yourself?