I’m Tired Of Life

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I'm tired. Not in a physical way. I only wish it was as simple as sleep deprivation. I'm tired on a deeper, emotional level. I'm tired of waking up plagued with the self–destructive thoughts that this might be all that there is—that I really am the sum total of my decisions in life. Nothing more, nothing less. I'm tired of telling myself that...
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Keep some room in your heart for the unimaginable.
— Mary Oliver

Words Changed Me

29 Jan 2015 8 , ,

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Words have changed my life in a profound way. Whether they were spoken, read, or written, they have carried a notable and consistent weight that has either reinforced the walls where the dark monsters of my heart reside, or they have slowly stripped them away. Truthfully, in the moment, I haven't decided which is worse. Tear down the walls, unleash, and face the monsters...
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I beg you to have patience with everything unresolved in your heart and try to love the questions themselves as if they were locked rooms or books written in a very foreign language. Don’t search for the answers, which could not be given to you now, because you would not be able to live them. And the point is, to live everything. Live the questions now. Perhaps then, someday far in the future, you will gradually, without even noticing it, live your way into the answer.
— Rainer Maria Rilke, Letters to a Young Poet

Giving Birth Is Messy

15 Jan 2015 0 No tags
It's safe to say that as we progress in life, giving birth to something new is messy and challenging. Just as any woman in labor would tell you, pushing through to the end might seem rather impossible at times.  I think, anyways. I've always known that giving birth is messy. Whether it's a woman in labor, building a company from...
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To each there comes, in their lifetime, a special moment when they are figuratively tapped on the shoulder and offered the chance to do a very special thing, unique to them and fitted to their talents. What a tragedy if that moment finds them unprepared or unqualified for that which could be their finest hour.
— Winston Churchill