“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.
What’s holding you back?
“‘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.
“That which is not accepted is not transformed.” ~Jean-Ives Leloup
Accepting our wounds, our broken places, our weaknesses, our faults does not mean we have to like them or be grateful for their existence; it simply means accepting the reality of what is true about our lives in this moment. It is only when we can accept our reality that it is possible for it to be transformed into something more valuable.
“There is the mud, and there is the lotus that grows out of the mud. We need the mud in order to make the lotus.” ~Thich Nhat Hanh
This seems to me to be a very kintsugi-like way of looking at things. What kind of lotus is growing from the “mud” in your life?
“Transforming yourself is a means of giving light to the whole world.” ~Ramana Maharshi
The work we do to transform the broken places in our lives into healing and wholeness is never a selfish endeavor. Our transformation shines outward to affect everyone around us, so who we decide to become matters for more than just us.