I felt so much compassion, for the girls who were made to worship superficial beauty, expecting love but instead were used and abused. I felt so much empathy, for the boys who were made to think that tenderness is unmanly, expected to defend their manliness. I felt so much sadness, for those who believed that such is their lot in life…for all the unrecognized sacredness.
— (via seedeeply)
Growing is all about leaps into the seeming unknown. Before you can find your way home, you must linger in the place of not knowing. Stay here until the next step organically arises. Sit until the questions that need to be lived show themselves. By surrendering to the unknown, you create the space for a deeper knowing to emerge. Befriend your confusion. Don’t be fooled by its chaotic appearance—this is good confusion. It’s a sign that your soul is in transition. Welcome it as a friend that has come from far away to bring you home. Be open to it. Keep it close.
— Jeff Brown (via theuniverseworks)
Be not the slave to your own past - plunge into the sublime seas, dive deep, and swim far, so you shall come back with new self-respect, with new power, and with an advanced experience that shall explain and overlook the old.
— Ralph Waldo Emerson