May I accept the challenges of this situation. May I be gentle with myself. Let me be calm. (Or cultivate whatever quality you most need: patience, equanimity, kindness, compassion.)
Ten Thousand Joys & Ten Thousand Sorrows, Olivia Ames Hoblitzelle, p. 36
Be gentle with yourself, Olivia, be gentle. And know what your refuges are.
Ten Thousand Joys & Ten Thousand Sorrows, Olivia Ames Hoblitzelle, p.88
Mercy means that we soften ever so slightly, so that we don’t have to condemn others for being total shits, although they may be that.
Hallelujah Anyway: Rediscovering Mercy, Anne Lamott, p.160
Never underestimate your power to change yourself.
Never overestimate your power to change others.
H. Jackson Brown Jr.
Yesterday I was clever, so I wanted to change the world.
Today I am wise, so I am changing myself.