It is this belief in a power larger than myself and other than myself which allows me to venture into the unknown and even the unknowable.

Maya Angelou (via purplebuddhaproject)

To appreciate beauty; to find the best in others; to give one’s self; to leave the world a little better, whether by a healthy child, a garden patch, or a redeemed social condition; to have played and laughed with enthusiasm, and sung with exultation; to know even one life has breathed easier because you have lived…This is to have succeeded.

Ralph Waldo Emerson

Anytime you’re gonna grow, you’re gonna lose something. You’re losing what you’re hanging onto to keep safe. You’re losing habits that you’re comfortable with, you’re losing familiarity.

James Hillman  (via betweenheavenandmisery)

Let me not forget that the universe is endlessly creating opportunities following my lead whenever I choose to love. As I open my heart, life will birth itself through me.

Marianne Williamson (A year of miracles)