To free us from the expectations of others, to give us back to ourselves--there lies the great, singular power of self-respect.
Not everything that is faced can be changed. But nothing can be changed until it is faced.
And the day came when the risk to remain tight in a bud was more painful than the risk it took to blossom.
Scared and sacred are spelled with the same letters. Awful proceeds from the same root word as awesome. Terrify and terrific. Every negative experience holds the seed of transformation.
Our finest moments are most likely to occur when we are feeling uncomfortable, unhappy or unfulfilled. It is in such moments propelled by our own discomfort, we are likely to step out of our ruts and start searching for different ways or truer answers.
-M. Scott Peck
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