Peace makes you strong
Hate reveals your emptiness
Kindness feeds your happiness
Anger reveals your fear
Love makes you free
– Yung Pueblo
“I want to live in a world full of people who look into each other’s faces along the path of life and ask, Who are you, my friend, and how can we serve each other?”
– Elisabeth Gilbert.
These are the warmest words I’ve read in ages. That’s the spirit I want to live with, that reminds me my family, my friends, my loved ones and the people I haven’t welcomed yet in my life.
Humanity needs healers and her message is nothing but love. I hope you’ll enjoy the read, as much as I did.
Elizabeth Gilbert’s Life-Changing Story from Indonesia (That You Haven’t Heard)
This is one of the most refreshing talks I have watched in 2016, and I thought it would be nice to start the year with some lessons of courage. Enjoy!
“… in my research I found that people who really change the world, who change the way we live and the way we think, are the people who were met with initial and often violent rejections. People like Martin Luther King, Jr., like Mahatma Gandhi, Nelson Mandela, or even Jesus Christ. These people did not let rejection define them. They let their own reaction after rejection define themselves. And they embraced rejection.”
“When you get rejected in life, when you are facing the next obstacle or next failure, consider the possibilities. Don’t run. If you just embrace them, they might become your gifts as well.”
– Jia Jiang
“You gain strength, courage and confidence by every experience in which you really stop to look fear in the face. You are able to say to yourself, ‘I have lived through this horror. I can take the next thing that comes along.’ You must do the thing you think you cannot do.”
— Eleanor Roosevelt, You Learn by Living: Eleven Keys for a More Fulfilling Life.