"Be aware of those moments when the walls come up around your heart. It is a dangerous time. You close off from love. You close off from support. You close off from connection. It is in the moments where we most want to close off that we must open. We must do the opposite of what fear is telling us. We must resist the need to self-protect and instead make ourselves more vulnerable than ever. Keep opening. Keep sharing. Keep asking for help. Keep showing up, no matter what. We are all in this together. You don’t have to do it alone."
— Connie Chapman (via liquid-diamonds-flowing)
Sometimes, we forget that the person who needs our love and compassion the most is ourself.
"I am reminded of the people I have found and the people who have found me
picked me up, dusted me off, and gazed at my fossilized hands, untouched and buried under the earth for so long
waiting, waiting, waiting, waiting to be uncovered and loved.
I understand now."
— from “In the Room of My Life” by Amanda Helm (via racingthelight)