“Forgive yourself for not knowing what you didn’t know before you lived through it. Honor your path. Trust your journey. Learn, grow, evolve, become.” ~Creig Crippen
It does no good to beat ourselves up for not knowing in the past what we know now with our greater life experience. How much more fruitful it is to forgive yourself and move on into learning and growing with your new knowledge.
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“Grapes must be crushed to make wine. Diamonds form under pressure. Olives must be pressed to release oil. Seeds grow in darkness. Whenever you feel crushed, under pressure, pressed or in darkness, you’re transforming. Trust the process.” ~Lalah Delia
When challenges come our way and our life as we have known it is crumbling before our eyes, it often feels like the end of the world for us. It’s easy to let fear take control in moments like these. Recognizing that these are moment of transformation makes it easier to face the fear, have courage, and trust the process to lead us into new beginnings.
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“Adding wings to caterpillars does not create butterflies, it creates awkward and dysfunctional caterpillars. Butterflies are created through transformation.” ~Stephanie Marshall
It’s never the superficial changes we try to paste onto the surface that matter. It’s the hard, focused work that we put into true transformation that enable us to become our best selves.
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“Run, my dear, from anyone and anything that does not strengthen your precious budding wings.” ~Hafiz
When we’re ready to take flight and our wings begin to grow and strengthen, there will always be people, circumstances, and things that would hold us back and try to keep us small. Fleeing from those is the only thing that gives us the space we need to develop our ability to soar.
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“‘I love myself.’ the quietest. simplest. most powerful revolution. ever.” ~Nayyirah Waheed
We tend to shrink away from the idea of loving ourselves, as if it is too egotistical or conceited. The truth is that learning to truly love ourselves transforms everything. It is the most powerful revolution possible.