To be fully alive, fully human, and completely awake is to be continually thrown out of the nest.
— Pema Chödrön (via purplebuddhaproject)
You gain strength, courage and confidence by every experience in which you really stop to look fear in the face. You are able to say to yourself, ‘I have lived through this horror. I can take the next thing that comes along.’ You must do the thing you think you cannot do.
— Eleanor Roosevelt
I have learned, that the person I have to ask for forgiveness from the most is: myself. You must love yourself. You have to forgive yourself, everyday, whenever you remember a shortcoming, a flaw, you have to tell yourself “That’s just fine”. You have to forgive yourself so much, until you don’t even see those things anymore. Because that’s what love is like.
— C. JoyBell C. (via purplebuddhaproject)
Lots of fallen leaves on my bike ride today.
We are at our most powerful the moment we no longer need to be powerful.
— Eric Micha’el Leventhal (via observando)