31 days of reflection {day 17} some favorite quotes

973c85039aa9c0df6856c6804b37360fI love words! I love the wisdom it brings, I love the way they make me think, I love the way words just come together to create meaning - its why I love to write. I spend a lot of time reading quotes online. I have a whole folder filled with pictured quotes and whenever I am struggling, I look back on those to gain some insight and wisdom around whatever struggles I am going through.

I wanted to share some of my favorite quotes, I hope that some of them resonate with you.. so today I am reflecting on some of my favorite quotes, and will post more every Saturday morning.

“Those of us who are locked into ineffective expressions of anger suffer as deeply as those of us who dare not get angry at all.” - Harriet Lerner

"We may not understand why we suffer or be able to control the forces that caue our suffering, but we can have a lot to say about what the suffering does to us, and who we become because of it" - Kushner

"We all waste our lives trying to avoid suffering. Instead, we should wrestle with our suffering and refuse to let it go until we have received a blessing from it" - Blog Writer unknown

"When we no longer have to push our darkness back down beneath layers of shame our darkness doesn’t stand a chance"

"Conflict cannot survive without your participation" - Wayne Dyer

"Faith includes noticing the mess, the emptiness, and discomfort, and letting it be there until some light returns" - Anne Lamott

"Hope begins in the dark" - Anne Lamott

"Change always happens when you come down from the clouds, and deal with the messiness of life" - Jeff Goins

"Loving ourselves through the process of owning our own story is the bravest thing we'll ever do" - Brene Brown

"Connection is the energy created between people when they feel seen, heard, and valued - when they can give and receive without judgment" - Brene Brown

"You either walk inside your story and own it or you stand outside your story and hustle for your worthiness" - Brene Brown

"We can't selectively numb out emotions, you numb the dark, you also numb the light" - Brene Brown

"Nothing ever goes away until it teaches us what we need to know" - Pema Chodron

"Inner peace begins the moment you choose not to let another person or event control your emotions" - Pema Chodron

"Your worst battle is between what you know and what you feel"

"Connection is merely an action of being in the moment with what is here no matter what it is" - me Karen Courcy

"Feelings are information not emergencies" - Andy D.

"If God is for us, who can be against us" - Romans 8:31

"Grace calls us to do things that we have no desire or power to do, and then gives us the willingness and ability to do them"