When seeking guidance, don’t ever listen to the tiny-hearted. Be kind to them, heap them with blessing, cajole them, but do not follow their advice.
― Clarissa Pinkola Estés, Women Who Run With the Wolves: Myths and Stories of the Wild Woman Archetype
Speak a new language so that the world will be a new world.
There is a way of seeing without projection, and it’s beautiful.
If words come out of the heart, they will enter the heart.
Remember that self-doubt is as self-centered as self-inflation. Your obligation is to reach as deeply as you can and offer your unique and authentic gifts as bravely and beautifully as you’re able.
~Bill Plotkin, Nature and the Human Soul: Cultivating Wholeness and Community in a Fragmented World
The best parts of life are the things we can’t plan. And it’s a lot harder to find happiness if you’re only searching in one place. Sometimes, you just have to throw away the map. Admit that you don’t know where you’re going and stop pressuring yourself to figure it out. Besides…a map is a life someone else already lived. It’s more fun to make your own.
~Cora Carmack, Finding It
Pursue some path, however narrow and crooked, in which you can walk in love and reverence.
~Henry David Thoreau