“I admire people who could have turned cold after everything they’ve been through but still chose love anyway. There’s strength in that.” ~Keneilwe D Mhlanga⠀
My natural tendency after being wounded is to shut down my heart and hold everyone at a distance. I admire people who can keep their hearts open and choose love even in the face of having been wounded. That is strength indeed.
“Love and hope are infinitely more powerful than hate and fury.” ~Heda Margolius Kovaly
Always choose love and hope. Even when it’s hard.
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“What gives me hope is that life unfailingly responds to the advances of love.” ~Nipun Mehta
Love is the only thing that changes the world for the better. The challenge is having the courage to keep our hearts open enough to love in a world that is not always kind.
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“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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“The Journey isn’t about becoming another person, but loving who you are right now.” ~Suzanne Heyn
We spend so much time and energy trying (unsuccessfully) to become someone else—some version of ourselves that we imagine to be “better”—when what we really need to be doing is learning to love ourselves just as we are.
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