My Favorite Teachings, quotes, and sayings

This above all: to thine own self be true, and it must follow as the night the day, thou canst no then be false to any man.
— William Shakespeare, Polonious to Laertes, Act I Hamlet.
Thank you precious Teacher
— Pema Chödrön
Litany Against Fear: I must not fear. Fear is the mind-killer. Fear is the little death that brings total obliteration. I will face my fear. I will permit it to pass over me and through me. And when it has gone past I will turn the inner eye to see its path. Where the fear is gone there will be nothing…only I will remain.
— Frank Herbert, Dune
I define connection as the energy that exists between people when they feel seen, heard, and valued; when they can give and receive without judgment; and when they derive sustenance and strength from the relationship.
— Brené Brown
If we learn to open our hearts, anyone, including the people who drive us crazy, can be our teacher.”

 ”…feelings like disappointment, embarrassment, irritation, resentment, anger, jealousy, and fear, instead of being bad news, are actually very clear moments that teach us where it is that we’re holding back. They teach us to perk up and lean in when we feel we’d rather collapse and back away. They’re like messengers that show us, with terrifying clarity, exactly where we’re stuck. This very moment is the perfect teacher, and, lucky for us, it’s with us wherever we are.
— Pema Chödrön
For to be free is not merely to cast off one’s chains, but to live in a way that respects and enhances the freedom of others
— Nelson Mandela
There may be fairies, there may be elves, but God helps those that help themselves.
— Stephen King, Misery
Dreams expose the condition we’re actually in. And to follow a dream is to become exposed.
— Michael Meade
Let me be like a lotus, rising from the muck of life, embodying the beauty, and profundity of transformation.
— Jahmaya, From a Dream