“They didn’t fill the desert with pyramids, they just built some.”

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Just because your potential is unlimited does not mean that your work to actualize it must be endless.


“What I wish I had done yesterday is showing me what I need to do today.”

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Image: Unsplash/MahdisMousavi

At the heart of discomfort is the potential for great wisdom. Every time we find ourselves feeling jealous, angry, regretful, resentful, self-hating, judgmental, closed-minded, and hopeless, we are also being handed an opportunity to transform our mindsets and change our lives.

“What I envy in others is showing me what I desire for myself.”

Envy is a revealing emotion. It masks itself as anger or frustration when in reality it is a deeply buried desire.


The world is brimming with ideas, but few act as vessels.

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Vision alone will not carry you to the mountaintop. Photo by JessicaJoseph/Unsplash

Ideas are like visitors.


You are becoming the person who can finally take the leap.

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The world isn’t withholding your future from you. The universe doesn’t delay. There are no purgatories in life, no waiting periods.


Nobody was meant for one path.

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Your life will be a series of inhales and exhales, and I don’t mean how your body consumes oxygen and expresses carbon.


Once the day has ended, and you are done talking about all that is wrong, what will you have done with your own life?

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“It is the task of the enlightened not only to ascend to learning and to see the good but to be willing to descend again to those prisoners and to share their troubles and their honors, whether they are worth having or not.” — The Allegory of the Cave, Plato. Image by Joshua Sortino/Unsplash

Once the day has ended, and you are done talking about all that is wrong, once you have settled into the dim quiet, what will you have done with your own life?


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Photo by Ashim D’Silva on Unsplash

A poem about the power of slow steadiness.


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A poem about not letting fear stop you.


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Photo by Jonas Weckschmied on Unsplash

A poem about remembering there is enough for us all.

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Brianna Wiest

Writer. For my books and more, visit briannawiest.com.

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