Week 16.2 - No Storm Will Last For Ever

“And once the storm is over, you won’t remember how you made it through, how you managed to survive. You won’t even be sure, whether the storm is really over. But one thing is certain. When you come out of the storm, you won’t be the same person who walked in.” - Haruki Murakami (Kafka on the Shore)

“It is easy to be heavy: hard to be light.” G.K. Chesterton

Where flowers bloom, so does hope. - Lady Bird Johnson

May your hope be your candle and your passion the flame.

“For you painters, you know the shadows are just as important as the light, to define perspective.” – David Scott

“Don’t let one cloud obliterate your sky.” - Anais Nin

"The only thing more exhausting than being depressed is pretending that you're not."

“Feeling blue, down or depressed right now, do not make you weak or unlovable, it makes you human.” – David Scott

“Detachment is the art of enjoying something while always being open to the possibility of losing it someday.” John B. Bejo

“True detachment isn’t separation from life but the absolute freedom within your mind to explore everything with no limits.”

"Today I refuse to stress myself out over things I can't control." No darkness lasts forever. And even there, there are stars. Ursula K. Le Guin (The Farthest Shore)

“No storm, not even the one in your life, can last forever. The storm is just passing over.” - Iyanla Vanzant

“Depression lies. It tells you you’ve always felt this way, and you always will. But you haven’t, and you won’t.” - Halley Cornell

“Sometimes, when I say “I am ok”, I want someone to hold me tight, look me in the eyes and say “No, I know you are not”. - Paulo Coelho (Hippie)

"Live life less out of habit and more out of intention"

“Your vision will become clear only when you can look into your own heart. Who looks outside, dreams; who looks inside, awakes.” - Carl JungYou are strong.

“The wound is the place where the light enters you.” - Rumi

“You are beautiful. You are resilient. You are loved. You are capable. You are not weak. You are not defected. You are not weird. You are not a lost cause. You are not different.” The Anxiety Man

It is in dialogue with pain that many beautiful things acquire their value. Alain de Botton (The Architecture of Happiness)

We all can’t do great things, but we can all do small things with great love. Mother t

“Letting go gives us the freedom, and freedom is the only condition for happiness. If, in our heart, we still cling to anything — anger, anxiety, or possessions, we are not free" — Thich Nhat Hanh

Don’t go through life, live life. Don’t blindly follow others well-worn paths, but instead blaze your own trail, leaving a path for others to follow.

Life is like riding a bicycle. To keep your balance you must keep moving. - Albert Einstein

"God grant me the serenity to accept the things I cannot change, the courage to change the things I can, and the wisdom to know the difference." - Reinhold Niebuhr