The heaviness of the COVID-19 pandemic has affected all of us in different ways.
Whether you’re a doctor or nurse, grocery store clerk or gas station attendant, teacher or daycare worker, stay-at-home mom or dad, small business owner trying to provide for your family, living in an abusive home, or a therapist guiding people through fear and despair––we are all trying to navigate a new normal full of unknowns.
While some of us are able to maintain equilibrium during quarantine, many of us need words of encouragement to find a sense of respite amidst the chaos.
No matter how anxious, hopeless, or alone you may feel during these trying times, I hope these encouraging quotes remind you that you are worthy, loved exactly as you are and that your presence matters in this world.
“The privilege of a lifetime is being who you are.”
“Your life purpose is to become the person that inspires you the most.”
“You are an essential part of this world and it’s important that you know it. In fact it’s important that you own it. You have a divine right to be here.”
“Something of the creative power within the formation of earth’s mountains and in the explosive expansion of the cosmos, is also within us.”
-J. Philip Newell
“Don’t be fooled by the idea of your life as one linear timeline – from birth to death – as if a neat, orderly narrative is the organizing structure of your existence. The power to craft and create through your creativity and nonlinear imagination: this is your birthright. It has been passed down to you from many generations of storytellers back to the origins of humanity. It will probably be messy. All great works of art require rough drafts.”
-Dr. Terrai Trent
“Courage does not always roar. Sometimes courage is the quiet voice at the end of the day saying, ‘I will try again tomorrow.”
-Mary Anne Radmacher
“I want you to learn to live like you’re not missing a thing, like your eyes are wide open, fully awake to the miraculous nature of your own existence.”
“Our wounds are often the openings into the best and most beautiful part of us.”
“The deepest secret is that life is not a process of discovery, but a process of creation. You are not discovering yourself, but creating yourself anew. Seek, therefore, not to find out Who You Are, seek to determine Who You Want to Be.”
-Neal Donald Walsch
“It is the true wonder of the human condition and the ultimate demonstration of courage that we can bring ourselves, even momentarily, to enjoy life even as we are surrounded by evidence of its brevity and potential for disaster.”