Week 11.1 - Surendering to your fears

“For after all, the best thing one can do when it is raining, is to let it rain.” - Henry Wadsworth Longfellow

“Never cut a tree down in the wintertime. Never make a negative decision in the low time. Never make your most important decisions when you are in your worst moods. Wait. Be patient. The storm will pass. The spring will come.” - Robert H. Schuller

“Part 1. This world is your best teacher. There is a lesson in everything. There is a lesson in each experience. Learn it and become wise. Every failure is a stepping stone to success.

Part 2. Every difficulty or disappointment is a trial of your faith. Every unpleasant incident or temptation is a test of your inner strength. Therefore nil desperandum. March forward hero!” - Sivananda Saraswati

“We can never obtain peace in the outer world until we make peace with ourselves.” - Dalai Lama XIV

“Acceptance makes an incredible fertile soil for the seeds of change.” - Steve Maraboli

“When you find peace within yourself, you become the kind of person who can live at peace with others.” - Peace Pilgrim

“Once we accept our limits, we go beyond them.” - Albert Einstein

Don't try to understand everything. Because sometimes it's not meant to be understood, but to be accepted.

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

“When you think everything is someone else’s fault, you will suffer a lot. When you realize that everything springs only from yourself, you will learn both peace and joy.” Dalai Lama

“How people treat you is their karma; how you react is yours.” - Wayne Dyer

The word “Karma” is derived from Sanskrit, meaning action or work of deed. It is similar to Newton’s law of motion, “for every action there an equal but opposite reaction.”

“When a bird is alive, it eats ants. When the bird had died, ants eat it. One tree can be made into a million matchsticks, but only one matchstick is needed to burn a million trees. Circumstances can change at anytime. Don’t devalue or hurt anyone in this life. You may be powerful today but time is more powerful than you..”

“The idea of karma, is like walking up to a take-out window and finding that there is no menu. You are only served exactly the lesson you need to learn and process at this stage of your journey. Even if you don’t yet understand why. What are you meant to learn today from whatever karma you have been served? Challenges in life are our greatest teachers. What can you learn from your teachers in life? Overcoming these challenges will give our life meaning and this meaning becomes wisdom.” – David Scott

Give the world the best you have, and the best will come back to you.

“Be patient and tough; someday this pain you are living through will be useful to you.” David Scott

Gandhi never gave up… He said “First they ignore you. Then they laugh at you. Then they fight you. Then you

“Our patience will achieve more than our force. Edmund Burke win.” - Mahatma Gandhi

“Patience is waiting. Not passively waiting. That is laziness. But to keep going when the going is hard and slow – that is patience.

“The battle you are going through is not fueled by the words or actions of others; it is fueled by the mind that gives it importance.” ― Shannon L. Alder

“Life is the art of living with uncertainty, without being paralyzed by fear.” - Dr. W. Dillon

“Worry often gives a small thing a big shadow.”– Swedish Proverb

“Whatever is going to happen will happen, whether we worry or not.” - Ana Monnar

"Life is so much simpler, when you stop trying to explain yourself to others and just live your own life."

"Once I gave up expecting rain in the desert, I found bliss."

The two most powerful warriors are patience and time - Quote about time by Leo Tolstoy

The trouble is, you think you have time. Jack Kornfield

Time flies over us, but leaves its shadow behind. Nathaniel Hawthorne

If you are working on something that you really care about, you don’t have to be pushed. The vision pulls you.- Steve Jobs

“From the day we arrive on the planet and blinking step into the sun. There's more to be seen than can ever be seen. More to do than can ever be done. Some say, eat or be eaten. Some say, live and let live. But, all are agreed as they join the stampede. You should never take more than you give. In the circle of life. It's the wheel of fortune. It's the leap of faith. It's the band of hope. Till we find our place. On the path unwinding, In the circle, The Circle of Life” ― Elton John, The Lion King

“I’ve learned that no matter what happens, or how bad it seems today, life does go on, and it will be better tomorrow. I’ve learned that you can tell a lot about a person by the way he/she handles these three things: a rainy day, lost luggage, and tangled Christmas tree lights. I’ve learned that regardless of your relationship with your parents, you’ll miss them when they’re gone from your life. I’ve learned that making a “living” is not the same thing as making a “life.” I’ve learned that life sometimes gives you a second chance. I’ve learned that you shouldn’t go through life with a catcher’s mitt on both hands; you need to be able to throw something back. I’ve learned that whenever I decide something with an open heart, I usually make the right decision. I’ve learned that even when I have pains, I don’t have to be one. I’ve learned that every day you should reach out and touch someone. People love a warm hug, or just a friendly pat on the back. I’ve learned that I still have a lot to learn. I’ve learned that people will forget what you said, people will forget what you did, but people will never forget how you made them feel.” – Mayu Angelou

You have set yourself on fire to keep others warm for so long, but inside your soul is shivering. Your voice is shaking and raspy from all the times you wanted to say no but said yes. Use that last match to rekindle your inner flame. Stop letting people who do so little for you control so much of your mind and emotions. Decide this minute to never again clip your own wings just to make someone happy, never again beg yourself for the love, respect, and attention that you should be showing to yourself.