I love Parker Palmer’s writings so much. I had to share this quote I stumbled upon.
P.s. May all stay safe in the face of storms–internal or external. (We were spared from Matthew and feeling so very grateful. Prayers to anyone impacted.)
As you integrate ignorance and failure into your knowledge and success, do the same with all the alien parts of yourself.
Take everything that’s bright and beautiful in you and introduce it to the shadow side of yourself.
Let your altruism meet your egotism, let your generosity meet your greed, let your joy meet your grief.
Everyone has a shadow… But when you are able to say, “I am all of the above, my shadow as well as my light,” the shadow’s power is put in service of the good.
Wholeness is the goal, but wholeness does not mean perfection, it means embracing brokenness as an integral part of your life.
Independence is I’ve got this. Interdependence is we need each other.
Independence is nobody understands. Interdependence is we feel your pain and lift you up.
Independence is I can’t trust anyone. Interdependence is we have your back.
Independence is each for themselves. Interdependence is we are stronger together.
Independence is I need more stuff. Interdependence is you are enough.
Independence is my country first. Interdependence is Earth Mother first.