Calmness is power. It doesn’t have to be stoic, but it is not reactive. You are in control of how you respond, no matter what.
You must do the thing you think you cannot do. (Eleanor Roosevelt)
You will be successful if you show up to your life and live with calm confidence. If you show up, you will suffer and change and have to be honest and you will experience so much beauty around you and in you. And if you show up with calm confidence, realizing that most things don’t need your opinion, that your reaction to anything is your most useful power, and that most things that hurt you have nothing to do with who you are, you will find your freedom
Secrets rarely help. Say your truth out loud. You owe the people who love you that much.
You are good, worthy of grace, and have nothing to prove.
in putting all my eggs in one basket
in blood and promises
and knowing when neither is enough
in letting go
and not letting go
in rearranging furniture
in ascribing the best intentions
in being a good audience