Manifesto of The Brave and Brokenhearted

There is no greater threat to the critics and cynics and fearmongers than those of us who are willing to fall because we have learned how to rise.

With skinned knees and bruised hearts; we choose owning our stories of struggle, over hiding, over hustling, over pretending.

When we deny our stories, they define us. When we run from struggle, we are never free. So we turn toward truth and look it in the eye. We will not be characters in our stories. Not villains, not victims, not even heroes.

We are the authors of our lives. We write our own daring endings. We craft love from heartbreak, compassion from shame, grace from disappointment, courage from failure. 

Showing up is our power. Story is our way home. Truth is our song. We are the brave and brokenhearted. We are rising strong.

— Brené Brown

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Seeds of Love

You Are Love Now

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4/18/18

A seed waits in
the soil,
waiting patiently
to grow,
with the right mix of
nutrients,
water,
sun,
will not this seed
emerge from the dirt,
to grow into a
flower,
a bush,
a tree
or whatever produced
this seed?

But is that not
how a seed
remembers,
it need not be told
what to do –
is there not a knowing,
a remembrance,
is it not returning
to its roots –
has not this seed
come from its origin,
a flower,
bush
or tree,
is it not completely whole,
even as the buried seed?

At every step in the
growth process,
are you not You
at your core,
your human mind
craves understanding,
so experiences you
get to explore,
but do not all teachings
point you to finding
what nourishes you
and helps you to grow,
are these not the perfect
conditions –
that You Are Love
and…

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Self-Love Affirmations

I lovingly embrace all my fears.

I am authentic, true, and expressive.

My life is a place of happiness and love.

I’m a diamond already. It’s time to shine.

I have infinite capacity for love and affection.

I have much to celebrate about myself and my life.

My life is founded on respect for myself and others.

The love within me flows through me in every situation.

All of my decisions are inspired from inner wisdom and compassion.

I feel profound empathy and love for others and their own unique paths.

Everyone

Everyone I encounter today has my best interests at heart.

No Goodbyes

There are no goodbyes for us. Wherever you are, you will always be in my heart.

— Mahatma Gandhi