Life will break you.
Nobody can protect you from that, and living alone won’t either, for solitude will also break you with its yearning.
You have to love.
You have to feel.
It is the reason you are here on earth. You are here to risk your heart. You are here to be swallowed up.
And when it happens that you are broken, or betrayed, or left, or hurt, or death brushes near, let yourself sit by an apple tree and listen to the apples falling all around you in heaps, wasting their sweetness.
Tell yourself you tasted as many as you could.
~ Louise Erdrich, The Painted Drum
How might your life be different if you decided to stop tolerating or suffering your own thoughts, void of clarity, confidence and courage.
How would your life be different if you dared yourself to move out of your comfort zone, tackled your fears and gave your self permission to live a more authentic version of whom you are?
Mmmm, imagine the joy, freedom, expansiveness, passion, aliveness, you would feel if you dared yourself to experience the life which is in your heart.
What are three things you can do today to start moving in the direction of your dreams? 🦋
Love in its fullest form is a series of deaths and rebirths.
We let go of one phase, one aspect of love, and enter another.
Passion dies and is brought back. Pain is chased away and surfaces another time.
To love means to embrace and at the same time to withstand many endings, and many many beginnings – all in the same relationship. 🦋
Clarissa Pinkola Estés
It is in the darkest moments that we are inspired to look within and behold anew our divine brilliance.
Resistance is futile, a waste of time and oftentimes painful.
Accept what is. We don’t need to like it or agree with it but we do need to accept that it exists.
When we accept the present moment and all that it contains, the door to infinite possibilities opens and the golden path to resolution, peace and joy is revealed. 🦋
An empowered woman’s journey is not always easy and yet it is during the challenging moments in her life that her empowerment deepens and flourishes.
Every painful experience makes her stronger and more open-hearted.
Every betrayal underpins her understanding of loyalty, friendship and love.
Every disappointment makes her wiser and more determined to live her dreams.
Challenges are an empowered woman’s platform to shine and be the beacon for empowerment for other women and men.
I feel you … watching me … caressing my hair, my curves, my soul … I glance … you turn … feigned indifference … oh my sweet love … crush the pain … forgive me as I have forgiven you.
~ Judit e. Szabo
In every situation we have two choices … to open ourselves to love and express it or to turn away from love and deny it. In every situation we are choosing peace or pain … heaven or hell.
~ Judit e. Szabo
What do you need to rebuild or transform?
The situation(s) in your personal life or professional domain that persistently cause the greatest stress, pain or drain.
~ Judit e. Szabo
When you distance yourself from the source of suffering, when you name it as opposite to what you want to be, you lose a chance to change it.
Because it continues to live inside you, as part of you, making you make many of your choices, but you refuse to recognize it, so you remain in ignorant bliss and you continue to suffer.
Whenever something hurts you and you don’t accept it fully as a complete part of your history, you create a gap in your memory; a gap which, when the hurt is strong or repeated many times, becomes occupied by a spirit of trauma.
When you conquer them, it brings profound healing, reverses unhappiness, and treats disease.
Diseases are the means by which an organism tries to fight the traumas on its own.
When you free yourself from trauma, you heal your ancestors and protect generations after you.
When we go through life, the traumas we experience stay in us as painful knots, and are tightened by the Spirits of Trauma.
If we don’t untie these knots during our lives, we are going to have this done after our physical deaths.
It doesn’t matter if we believe in the afterlife or not.
~ Olga Kharitidi, M.D.
And the day came when the risk to remain tight in a bud was more painful than the risk it took to blossom.
~ Anais Nin