Will you let FEAR live your life for you?

Knowing you are capable of more then you ever thought possible is the beginning of fearlessness and the end of hiding from your power. Sometimes, we must face the fire to burn away that which restricts our true purpose. I hope this anonymous quote inspires fearlessness in you!

“Fearlessness is the result of
caring more than others think wise,
risking more than other’s think safe,
dreaming more than others think practical,
and expecting more than others think possible.”
– Anonymous

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Accepting the Madness in everyone…

Nothing is simple when it comes to mental illness — there are no easy answers, no political slogans, no webcomics or awareness campaigns that can encompass the full and difficult reality of living with a mental condition.

Yet the truth is that many of us, and many of those we love, live their lives in fear of their own minds. We live in terror of the idea, the possibility, that we are damaged goods, incapable of bringing anything but pain and shame to ourselves and those around us.

I believe that no one “goes crazy” on their own — that we live in a society that is crazy-making in its capacity for trauma, denial, and rejection of its own complicity in the creation of disturbed and violent individuals.

If everyone had access to security and healthcare, if our social systems were more open to diversity of psychological experience and expression, I truly doubt that mental illness as we know it would exist.

This is what we must strive for: a greater understanding of how social oppression and intergenerational trauma breed violence and more trauma. We must come to the realization that everyone exists on a spectrum of mental health and illness, and that no one lives without being affected in some way by the “illness” side of the scale.

Let’s focus on the ways in which oppressive social forces such as poverty, racism and systemic violence, as well as personal traumas like child abuse and neglect, are actually responsible for creating and maintaining the symptoms of mental illnesses.

Finally, we must learn to recognize, and love the madness we find within ourselves so that we might better hold and heal the madness we encounter in the world.

Following your inner voice can be terrifying…

This week’s quote embodies fearlessness. Has the Universe neatly mapped out a plan for our potential? We can’t know for sure. But if we live fearlessly we may find peace at the end of our days instead of regrets. That makes the struggle worth it. Following your inner voice can be terrifying but it is the only way to fully Become.

“Don’t let the noise of others’ opinions drown out your own inner voice. And most important, have the courage to follow your heart and intuition. They somehow already know what you truly want to become. Everything else is secondary.” – Steve Jobs

Passing on…”When you leave me I will not cry for you. I will run into the strongest wind I can find and welcome you home.”

We are not created or destroyed, we are constantly transferred, shifted and renewed. Everything we are is given to us. Death does not come when a body is too exhausted to live. Death comes, because the brilliance inside us can only be contained for so long. We do not die. We pass on. We pass on the lightning burning through our throats. when you leave me I will not cry for you. I will run into the strongest wind I can find and welcome you home.” -Michael Lee.

Why be courageous?

the courageous court tragedy, and welcome challenge because it provides an opportunity to do the right thing in the face of their fears.

“The most spiritual human beings, assuming they are the most courageous, also experience by far the most painful tragedies: but it is precisely for this reason that they honor life, because it brings against them its most formidable weapons.” -Friedrich Nietzsche

The ones who are crazy enough to think that they can change the world, are the ones who do.

“Here’s to the crazy ones — the misfits, the rebels, the troublemakers, the round pegs in the square holes. The ones who see things differently — they’re not fond of rules. You can quote them, disagree with them, glorify or vilify them, but the only thing you can’t do is ignore them because they change things. They push the human race forward, and while some may see them as the crazy ones, we see genius, because the ones who are crazy enough to think that they can change the world, are the ones who do.” – Steve Jobs

Anonymous quotes: Yielding to fate.

Finding perseverance in the face of life’s challenges can feel impossible at times but we all have an inner truth that can lead us to the right opportunities if we can only stop, breath, and listen for a moment. This week’s anonymous quote reminds us we can trust ourselves to yield to the fate that presents itself.

“SEEK ALWAYS, for by searching for one thing you will surely find another – this is the path to wisdom.”

Famous last words…On my death bed, will I regret doing this – or will I regret not doing this?


When fear paralyzes us, making it almost impossible to trust our decisions, we can pause and ask ourselves, “On my death bed, will I regret doing this – or will I regret not doing this?” I’ve always thought this was an important question to ask ourselves if we want some peace at the end of our days.

Here are some documented last words said by some very famous people. I wonder what regrets they had to confront in the end?

“Go away! Last words are for fools who haven’t said enough!”-Karl Marx (A Prussian born philosopher and the creator of Marxism. Died on March 14, 1883 from bronchitis)

“Shoot straight, you bastards.”-Breaker Morant (One of the first people in British military history to be found guilty of war crimes, and sentenced to death on February 27, 1902)

“If any of you have a message for the Devil, give it to me quick. I’m about to meet him.”-Lavinia Fisher (Reported to have been the first female serial killer in United States history. She was hanged on February 18, 1820)

“You will show my head to the crowd. It is worth seeing.”-Georges Danton (A leading figure in the early stages of the French Revolution. He was guillotined on April 5, 1794)

“Damn it! Don’t you dare ask God to help me!” Joan Crawford (An American film and television actress. She died of a heart attack on May 10, 1977)

Asking ourselves the question, “In the end, will I regret doing this – or will I regret not doing this?”, helps us face our fears and be fully self aware…

So, even when you’re scared, set those important boundaries in your life that you know are best for your peace of mind. Contribute and help others every chance you get. And say “I love you” every single time you feel it. You won’t regret it. I promise:)