Quote from Susan Jeffers:
The truth is that love and power go together.
To say 'I love you' one must know first how to say the 'I.'
Remember that underlying all our fears is a lack of trust in ourselves.
So, instead of wanting to throttle your loved ones when they give you a hard time, it is better to look at them as mirrors of what you still need to work on in terms of our personal growth.
Every time you encounter something that forces you to “handle it,” your self-esteem is raised considerably. You learn to trust that you will survive, no matter what happens. And in this way your fears are diminished immeasurably.
Whether we love, or close our hearts to love, is a mental choice we make, every moment of every day.
I have come to believe that there are only two kinds of experiences in life: those that stem from our Higher Self and those that have something to teach us. We recognize the first as pure joy and the latter as struggle. But they are both perfect. Each time we confront some intense difficulty, we know there is something we haven’t learned yet, and the universe is now giving us the opportunity to learn.
Love not what you are but only what you may become.
You can drop an awful lot of excess baggage if you learn to play with life instead of fight it.
There are no guarantees. From the viewpoint of fear, none are strong enough. From the viewpoint of love, none are necessary.
I love men who can smile in trouble, who can gather strength from distress, and grow brave by reflection.
Awareness is half the battle.