An instrument of peace

An instrument of peace

“The most valuable possession you can own is an open heart. The most powerful weapon you can be is an instrument of peace.” ~Carlos Santana

How much do you prioritize owning an open heart? Do you act like it’s worth more to you than anything else you own?

How well are you able to be an instrument of peace? How much effort do you put into becoming that?

The world would be a better place if we all prioritized both of these so much higher than we do.

 

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Resilience

“Resilience is knowing that you are the only one who has the power and the responsibility to pick yourself up.” ~Mary Holloway

Resilience comes once we stop waiting for someone else to save us. It doesn’t mean we can’t accept help (we can and should!), but it does mean that we stay in charge of the process. Only then can we choose how we will rebound and who we will become in the process.

 

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True power

woman facing camera with fists up in fighting position and boxing gloves on

“Mastering others is strength; mastering yourself is true power.” ~Lao Tzu

It so often feels easier to try to control others in order to create the life we want, but true power and maximum control over the life we create comes from learning to master ourselves instead. Where would you benefit from shifting your focus from trying to control others in your life to learning to master yourself?

The power to heal

a broken heart stone pendant repaired with kintsugi

When our hearts get broken, it’s so tempting to look outside ourselves for healing, hoping that someone else can do that for us. But the power to heal our broken heart always comes from within. Others might help us on the healing journey, but we ultimately have to do the work ourselves. It is only then that we find the source of Grace from which healing flows.