One doesn’t discover new lands without consenting to lose sight of the shore
The Guest House
This being human is a guest house. Every morning a new arrival.
A joy, a depression, a meanness, some momentary awareness comes as an unexpected visitor.
Welcome and entertain them all! Even if they are a crowd of sorrows, who violently sweep your house empty of its furniture, still, treat each guest honorably. He may be clearing you out for some new delight.
The dark thought, the shame, the malice. meet them at the door laughing and invite them in.
Be grateful for whatever comes. because each has been sent as a guide from beyond.
Concerning all acts of initiative and creation, there is one elementary rule …that the moment one definitely commits oneself, then Providence moves too. All sorts of things occur to help one that would never other have occurred. Boldness has genius, power, and magic in it. Begin it now. -Johann von Goethe
“Because true belonging only happens when we present our authentic, imperfect selves to the world, our sense of belonging can never be greater than our level of self-acceptance.” -Brené Brown
What I think is that a good life is one hero journey after another. Over and over again, you are called to the realm of adventure, you are called to new horizons. Each time, there is the same problem: do I dare? And then if you do dare, the dangers are there, and the help also, and the fulfillment or the fiasco. There’s always the possibility of fiasco. But there’s also the possibility of bliss. -Joseph Campbell
In any given moment we have two options: to step forward into growth or to step back into safety. -Abraham Maslow
“Shame corrodes the very part of us that believes we are capable of change.”
There is a law in psychology that if you form a picture in your mind of what you would like to be, and you keep and hold that picture there long enough, you will soon become exactly as you have been thinking. -William James
Anything less than a conscious commitment to the important is an unconscious commitment to the unimportant. -Stephen Covey
“If we can share our story with someone who responds with empathy and understanding, shame can’t survive.” -Brené Brown
Your vision will be clear only when you can look into your own heart. Who looks outside only dreams; who looks inside, also awakens. -Carl Jung
Planning is bringing the future into the present so that you can do something about it now. -Alan Lakein
The same thinking that has led you to where you are is not going to lead you to where you want to go. -Albert Einstein
Look at every path closely and deliberately, than ask ourselves this crucial question: Does this path a have a heart? If it does, then the path is good. If it doesn’t, it is of no use.” -Carlos Castaneda
“Our deepest fear is not that we are inadequate. Our deepest fear is that we are powerful beyond measure. It is our light, not our darkness that most frightens us. We ask ourselves, ‘Who am I to be brilliant, gorgeous, talented, fabulous?’ Actually, who are you not to be? You are a child of God. Your playing small does not serve the world. There is nothing enlightened about shrinking so that other people won’t feel insecure around you. We are all meant to shine, as children do. We were born to make manifest the glory of God that is within us. It’s not just in some of us; it’s in everyone. And as we let our own light shine, we unconsciously give other people permission to do the same. As we are liberated from our own fear, our presence automatically liberates others.”