Shared by “Sandra”
Shared by “Amy”
“The most fundamental aggression to ourselves, the most fundamental harm we can do to ourselves, is to remain ignorant by not having the courage and the respect to look at ourselves honestly and gently.”
Alex J. Venezia
Shared by “Kari
Always straddling the tension and trying not to tap out.
Forever convincing ourselves that we can hold so many contradictory pieces and feelings.
Not only are tension and contradictory pieces OK and normal — they’re the magic sauce.
Carl Jung called the paradox one of our most valued spiritual possessions and a great witness to the truth. He wrote, “Only the paradox comes anywhere near to comprehending the fullness of life.”
Sometimes beautiful. Sometimes terrible. Always deeply human.
Shared by “Lisa”
“Stop walking through the world looking for confirmation that you don’t belong. You will always find it because you’ve made that your mission. Stop scouring people’s faces for evidence that you’re not enough. You will always find it because you’ve made that your goal. True belonging and self-worth are not goods; we don’t negotiate their value with the world. The truth about who we are lives in our hearts. Our call to courage is to protect our wild heart against constant evaluation, especially our own. No one belongs here more than you.”~
art: Stasia Burrington
Shared by “Kari”