Reactions are the choices you don’t realize you’re making.

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Parts of the script are already written.

There are some facts of your life that will always be the facts of your life.

There are some facts of each day that will always be the facts of each day.

When we feel most stuck and helpless, it’s because we’ve bought into the idea that our choices, and choices alone, determine the outcomes of our lives. …


“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.

Somewhere in the rhetoric of becoming who we desire to be, we’ve forgotten the virtues of stillness, of brevity, of the very fine balance between having too much or too little, a dance we all must weave in and out of each day.

The poet Amy Holman has a beautiful piece in which illustrates how important it is to know when it is time to simply let the sun set.

“But they didn’t fill the desert with pyramids,
they just built some.
Some.
They’re not still out there,
building them now. …


It isn’t always the one that scares you most.

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Maybe you don’t need to find more answers.

Maybe you don’t need to do more soul-searching.

Maybe you don’t need more clarity.

Maybe what you really need is the courage to continue, even though the path is no longer new and exciting. Maybe what you need is the resolve to keep stepping forward, even though the process has lost its glimmer, and it has instead been replaced with monotony and routine.

Consciously designing our lives can become a form of escapism. It lifts us right above our lived experience to a place where we believe we haven’t quite landed yet, so we haven’t really begun. We start to get the idea that we can put ourselves on pause, that we can save up all of the goodness we seek for a later date, when we are better, when things are clearer, when we’re better aligned. …

About

Brianna Wiest

Writer. For my books and coaching sessions, visit www.briannawiest.com, or reach me here: info@briannawiest.com.

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