“When we do the best we can, we never know what miracle is wrought in our life, or in the life of another.“
Even where there is fear, it doesnt mean we wont overcome. That is where courage lives.
Mistakes are proof that you are trying
“One of the ancient maps of the world
is heart-shaped, carefully drawn
and once washed with bright colors,
though the colors have faded
as you might expect feelings to fade
from a fragile old heart, the brown map
of a life. But feeling is indelible,
and longing infinite, a starburst compass
pointing in all the directions
two lovers might go, a fresh breeze
swelling their sails, the future uncharted,
still far from the edge
where the sea pours into the stars.”
“Tell me, what is it you
plan to do
with your one wild
and precious life?”
“In the diary you find proof that in situations which today would seem unbearable, you lived, looked around and wrote down observations, that this right hand moved then as it does today, when we may be wiser because we are able to look back upon our former condition, and for that very reason have got to admit the courage of our earlier striving in which we persisted even in sheer ignorance.” -Kafka
When you realize you don’t have control of the situation…
Trust in Life
The curious paradox is that when I accept myself just as I am, then I can change.
“So I would like to end this with a paragraph written by that young man, in a letter to his mother, the night before he was put to death.
…’and I want you all to remember — that you must not dream yourselves back to the times before the war, but the dream for you all, young and old, must be to create an ideal of human decency, and not a narrow-minded and prejudiced one. That is the great gift our country hungers for, something every little peasant boy can look forward to, and with pleasure feel he is a part of — something he can work and fight for.'”
This comes from the children’s book “Number The Stars” by Lois Lowry, and she is quoting the real-life letter of a leader of the Resistance in Denmark during Nazi occupation. His name: Kim Malthe-Bruun, and he was captured and executed by the Nazis at the age of 21.
“Each moment is a place you’ve never been.”
You are a unique combination of potential. Everything is a potential, if it is a potential on the molecular level
“Your past is not your potential. In any hour you can choose to liberate the future.”