“Courage starts with showing up and letting ourselves be seen.” ~Brené Brown
It takes courage to step out from behind all of our masks and personas and roles that we use to keep ourselves hidden, but on the other side is so much relief from being able to be who we really are.
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“I wish I could show you when you are lonely or in darkness the astonishing light of your own being.” ~Hafiz
How hard it is to see our own light when we are in the darkness. Surround yourself with people who can reflect it back to you when you lose sight of it yourself.
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“The freedom to be yourself is a gift only you can give yourself. But once you do, no one can take it away.” ~Doe Zantamata
How long have you been waiting for someone (or some group of someones) to give you permission to be yourself? Stop waiting and give yourself this precious gift today! You are the only one who truly can.
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“There is a basket of fresh bread on your head, yet you go door to door asking for crusts.” ~Rumi
How often we ignore the gifts and treasures we already have in our lives, our talents, our relationships, our character, and instead we go begging for pale imitations from others thinking we are only worthy of scraps. We already have so much inside us and around us if we would only take the time to seek it and treasure it.
“Everything that kindness touches relaxes into its true nature.” ~Pamela Wilson
Kindness is a powerful gift that lets each of us relax into who we really are when we are touched by it. Offer kindness whenever you can to others and to yourself. You might be surprised at just how much power it has to create positive change!