The most important kind of freedom is to be what you really are. You trade in your reality for a role. You trade in your sense for an act. You give up your ability to feel, and in exchange, put on a mask. There can't be any large-scale revolution until there's a personal revolution, on an individual level. It's got to happen inside first -unknown
Learning how to be kind to ourselves, learning how to respect ourselves, is important. The reason it's important is that, fundamentally, when we look into our own hearts and begin to discover what is confused and what is brilliant, what is bitter and what is sweet, it isn't just ourselves that we're discovering. We're discovering the universe. — Pema Chodron
Part III. You are not someone's captive in waiting. You are smart and free in your head and heart. Stop following damn it. She wasn't raised healthy and is making wrecks of your friendships. She can't even see all the manipulation. She went through it too and knows little else. You called me manipulative because it's all over your world. I have to speak straight. I know you hate me but I just want you to hear the truth damn it.