Good enough

yellow marigold flower among group of blue bachelor button flowers

“What I am is good enough if I would only be it openly.” ~Carl Rogers

How often we try to change ourselves to be more like who we (or others) think we should be! We do it thinking that who we really are isn’t good enough. The truth is that if we would live fully into who we are, that is already good enough. It’s only these artificial, bent-out-of-true-shape versions of ourselves that are lacking (because they’re not really who we are).

How to be a prisoner

cute frog statue in a bird cage

“Care about what others think and you will always be their prisoner.” ~Lao Tzu

I used to think that caring about another person meant that I had to care about what they thought of me, but I’ve learned over time that I can actually care about another person better when I am not caught up in trying to edit who I am to manipulate their opinion of me. Setting them free to think whatever they think sets me free to be true to who I actually am.