"Everything you do right now ripples outward and affects everyone. Your posture can shine your heart or transmit anxiety. Your breath can radiate love or muddy the room in depression. Your glance can awaken joy. Your words can inspire freedom. Your every act can open hearts and minds."
"A book is a version of the world. If you do not like it, ignore it; or offer your own version in return."
"this breaking of me is the making of the me Jesus wants to see"
"You’ve got to learn to leave the table, when love’s no longer being served." Nina Simone said that. Or sang that, really.
Going through it—the best way I can think to describe it—it’s the process by which we figure out where love is being served. And where it is not.
Which is to say, when to get up from the table and when to stay.
The irony is, the process demands a willingness to sit down.
Which means you have to show up. Again and again and again. And again. Despite how hard it is. Despite the difficulty of the reckoning. Despite the acute pain that very often accompanies great growth."