"In class to night ask yourself if there is a weight that are you lugging around with you on your journey. If you could, what weight would you like to unload and be free of?

In his 1840 work, The Cricket, Charles Dickens wrote, “We forge the chains we wear in life.” The ghost in the story replies, “We built the chain, link, by link, I wear the chain I forged in life."

Maybe you are not carrying around the past, but instead it is your fear of the future that burdens you with a backpack of impending doom. Like wearing a heavy parachute, always preparing to bail. Maybe you intentionally avoid making commitments as you seem prepared for a crash.

Put the burden of the past or future down, walk barefoot, travel light and soak in the effervescent radiance of this bountiful life." - David Scott

We will know we made the right decision when there is peace in your heart.

“In the end, only three things matter: how much you loved, how gently you lived, and how gracefully you let go of things not meant for you.”

“Anything you can’t control in life is teaching you how to let go.”

"You can't calm the storm, so stop trying. What you can do is calm yourself. The storm will pass." ~Timber Hawkeye

"It's not our fault that we often feel threatened and panicked, but it's our choice how we respond to these feelings."

"One of the hardest things to do, is to let go of the life you thought you were supposed to have, in order to start living the life you were meant to live!"

"Release what does not serve you"

"Finish every day and be done with it. You have done what you could. Some blunders and absurdities no doubt crept in. Forget them as soon as you can. Tomorrow is a new day; begin it well and serenely and with too high a spirit to be cumbered with your old nonsense. This day is all that is good and fair. It is too dear, with its hopes and initiations, to waste on a moment on yesterdays.” ~ Ralph Waldo Emerson

"To share your weakness is to make yourself vulnerable, to make yourself vulnerable is to show your strength"

"When one door closes another opens. But often we look so long so regretfully upon the closed door that we fail to see the one that has opened for us."

“Fear exists until the moment when the unavoidable happens, after that we must waste none of our energy on it.” ~ Paulo Coehlo

" Be Yourself. Life is precious as it is. All the elements for your happiness are already here. There is no need to run, strive, search, or struggle. Just Be. " ~ Thich Nhat Hanh

"The bamboo that bends is stronger than the oak that resists." ~Japanese Proverb

"Worrying does not take away your problems, it takes away your peace."

When the wrong people leave your life, the right things start to happen

"Anything that cost you peace is too expensive."