“Success is liking yourself, liking what you do, and liking how you do it.”
I do not show this skin for you. I show myself to know myself. I show it for the earth from which I came. My prayer is for you to do the same.
One day you finally knewwhat you had to do, and began,though the voices around youkept shoutingtheir bad advice —though the whole housebegan to trembleand you felt the old tugat your ankles.”Mend my life!”each voice cried.But you didn’t stop.You knew what you had to do,though the wind priedwith its stiff fingersat the very foundations,though their melancholywas terrible.It was already lateenough, and a wild night,and the road full of fallenbranches and stones.But little by little,as you left their voice behind,the stars began to burnthrough the sheets of clouds,and there was a new voicewhich you slowlyrecognized as your own,that kept you companyas you strode deeper and deeperinto the world,determined to dothe only thing you could do —determined to savethe only life that you could save. Mary OliverThe Journey
“Faith is taking the first step even when you don’t see the whole staircase.”
“My mission in life is not merely to survive, but to thrive; and to do so with some passion, some compassion, some humor, and some style”
“You yourself, as much as anybody in the entire universe, deserve your love and affection”
Just do you (somebody’s got to be your star)Just do you (somebody’s got to raise the bar)Just do you (somebody’s got to change the game)Just do you (today)If you create the game then you create the rulesAnd if you just be youThere’s no way you can loseThere’s a story waiting for you to write itThere’s a treasure waiting for you to find itThere’s a picture waiting for you to paint itThere’s a dollar waiting for you to make it
The Guest HouseThis being human is a guest house.Every morning a new arrival.A joy, a depression, a meanness,some momentary awareness comesas an unexpected visitor.Welcome and entertain them all!Even if they are a crowd of sorrows,who violently sweep your houseempty of its furniture,still, treat each guest honorably.He may be clearing you outfor 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 sentas a guide from beyond.— Jellaludin Rumi,