Avoidance is the opposite of courage. Courage isn’t about not feeling fear — courage is about feeling fully afraid and doing what it makes sense to do anyway.
Every time you are tempted to react in the same old way, ask if you want to be a prisoner of the past or a pioneer of the future.
Cultivating Equanimity Through Mindfulness“Mindfulness is the agent of our freedom. Through mindfulness we arrive at faith we grow in wisdom & we attain equanimity.” -Sharon Salzberg, A Heart as Wide as the World: Stories on the Path of Lovingkindness What if there was a tool we could use to stay...
We become so accustomed to life on the hamster wheel of achievement and approval that we just forget. We scamper on and on, chasing the ephemeral promises of “someday…” or “If only I …” Allison Ballantine