To learn is to accept the gift of those whose knowledge, experience, talents, and perception of the world, lead to new understanding and opportunities.
Pause before judging. Pause before assuming. Pause before accusing. Pause whenever you’re about to act harshly and you’ll avoid doing and saying things you’ll later regret.
When someone gives you their trust, they are saying, “I am safe with you”. Don’t break it. Appreciate it.
Do not feed your fears and insecurities; they will consume you.
The root of the word courage is cor – the Latin word for heart. In one of its earliest forms, the word courage had a very different definition than it does today. Courage originally meant “To speak one’s mind by telling all one’s heart.”
Over time, this definition has changed, and today, courage is more synonymous with being heroic. Heroics is important and we certainly need heroes, but I think we’ve lost touch with the idea that speaking honestly and openly about who we are, about what we’re feeling, and about our experiences (good and bad) is the definition of courage.