You can’t colour your world with someone’s paint.
The deeper the pain, the greater the fear, the wider the door opens to a new world. Step through.
I am choosing to flow with the current of life rather than lying in a tide pool experiencing the same things again and again.
Were you always such a snake,” the child asked, “or did you grow into what you are?
And just because you turn out differently than everyone’s imagined you would doesn’t mean that you’ve failed in some way. A kid who gets teased in one school might move to a different one, and be the most poplar girl there, just because no one has any other expectations of her. Or a person who goes to med school because his entire family is full of doctors might find out that what he really wants to be is an artist instead.
Trees are affected by many factors. Global warming is changing rainfall, humidity, air composition, solar radiation, heating and cooling. Plants are sensitive to any of these factors. When all of the factors start to change at once, it may lead to devastation in the plant world.
You are whole today, looking back at fragments of the past. Such a hollow foundation for such a powerful person.
We are taught you must blame your father, your sisters, your brothers, the school, the teachers – but never blame yourself. It’s never your fault. But it’s always your fault, because if you wanted to change you’re the one who has got to change.
We are in despair because we don’t know the Lord.
I know that a lot of our successes came because we had pure intentions and great talent, and we did a lot of things right, but I also believe that attributing our successes solely to our own intelligence, without acknowledging the role of accidental events, diminishes us.