Tallulah

Let me not pray to be sheltered from dangers

but to be fearless in facing them.

 

Let me not beg for the stilling of my pain

but for the heart to conquer it.

 

Let me not look for allies in life's battlefield

but to my own strength.

 

Let me not crave in anxious fear to be saved

but hope for the patience to win my freedom.

~ Rabindranath Tagore

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Woodland

Re-examine all that you have been told... dismiss that which insults your soul. 

~ Walt Whitman

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Unfiltered

I broke up with my life a year ago in May and decided to actually live the life and be the person I wanted to be and do the things I said I wanted to be doing. This meant walking away from a lot. This meant embracing loneliness and fear. It meant getting really quiet with myself and asking what do I want. Honestly, I had to figure out who I even was. I had been doing, saying, and being some kind of imposter in this body just to be some other cliche of 'normal'. Today, I have a truly deep sense of what it means to be silent and let things unfold. I have a pretty good idea who my true friends are and I have a different outlook on what community means. And best of all? I know who I am and what I want. I know my happy place and when I hear my inner voice singing it's song.. I know to sit and listen..

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Life

To dwell in the here and now does not mean you never think about the past, or responsibly plan for the future. The idea is to simply not allow yourself to get lost in regrets about the past or worries about the future. Letting go gives us freedom, and freedom is the only condition for happiness.

~ Thich Nhat Hahn

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Freedom

Strength does not come from winning. Your struggles develop your strengths. When you go through hardships me decide to not surrender, that is strength.

~ Gandhi