Category Archives: conflict


All of life is a first. Even if you’ve done something before, you’ve never done it now, on this day, feeling this way, in these conditions, with these particular limitations and advantages. Let that awareness be grace. Let it be a peace that surpasses all understanding. Let it be the seed of kindness, toward yourself and everybody else. And let it be just enough to help you tolerate the discomfort of being fully alive.

– Dr. Kelly Flanagan, “The Most Important Choice You’ll Ever Make

Even though you have all the ammunition to destroy him, you know he has the same on you and love keeps the both of you from pulling the trigger.

– from Just Past the Milky Way by lowlyandunholy

A problem is always in the same room as the solution. They’re a team.

– Carolyn Myss

Before a great dream can become reality there may be difficulty.  Before a person begins a great endeavour, they may encounter chaos.  As a new plant breaks the ground with great difficulty, foreshadowing the huge tree, so must we sometimes push against difficulty in bringing forth our dreams.

– The I Ching

No tree has a branch so foolish as to fight among themselves.

– unknown

“…if there is something holding you back, you must press on until you have trampled it to dust.  Of course, simply pressing on will not in itself reveal to you the direction you must take: all you can do is go forward until you collide with something.”

–Natsume Soseki– My Individualism

I have an almost constant internal battle on a daily basis, longing to save the ones I love and at the same time longing for something to destroy.


Nothing befalls a man except what is in his nature to endure. — Marcus Aurelius

Life’s challenges are not supposed to paralyze you, they’re supposed to help you discover who you are.

– Bernice Johnson Reagon


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