The courage to be imperfect

“Those who have a strong sense of love and belonging have the courage to be imperfect.” ~Brené Brown

The courage to be imperfect fuels our ability to create, to try new things, and to be comfortable with change, but not all of us have the sense of love and belonging that supports it. Just because life didn’t give us that sense (or took it away from us at some point) doesn’t keep us from consciously creating a life that gives us that sense of love and belonging on our own in the way we treat ourselves and the people we surround ourselves with.

What can you do this Valentine’s Day to increase the sense of love and belonging in your life?

 

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The three big lies

The three big lies

“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!

 

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Knowing who I am

Knowing who I am

“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?

 

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You are not what has happened to you

wood blocks that spell the word LOVE

“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).