“We, unaccustomed to courage exiles from delight live coiled in shells of loneliness until love leaves its high holy temple and comes into our sight to liberate us into life. Love arrives and in its train come ecstasies old memories of pleasure ancient histories of pain. Yet if we are bold, love strikes away the chains of fear from our souls. We are weaned from our timidity In the flush of love’s light we dare be brave And suddenly we see that love costs all we are and will ever be. Yet it is only love which sets us free.” ~ Maya Angelou

let love free

“The secret to becoming the greatest version of yourself is to let go of whatever is no longer serving you. We have to begin stripping away the layers until we reach our true authenticity, this is where we find the pearls within. Many of us do not feel we deserve to be great, we do not feel worthy. We have to let go of all the programming; I am not a race, religion, job, or democrat—I am. Anything keeping us in a box, we must get rid of; then we will see there is no box except the one we create. It is a magical universe we live in, we have to open our eyes to the beauty all around us.”  ~ Ralph Smart

“The secret to becoming the greatest version of yourself is to let go of whatever is no longer serving you. We have to begin stripping away the layers until we reach our true authenticity, this is where we find the pearls within. Many of us do not feel we deserve to be great, we do not feel worthy. We have to let go of all the programming; I am not a race, religion, job, or democrat—I am. Anything keeping us in a box, we must get rid of; then we will see there is no box except the one we create. It is a magical universe we live in, we have to open our eyes to the beauty all around us.” ~ Ralph Smart

Rafael Sottolichio

Art by Rafael Sottolichio

“Great people do things before they’re ready. They do things before they know they can do it. Doing what you’re afraid of, getting out of your comfort zone, taking risks like that- that’s what life is. You might be really good. You might find out something about yourself that’s really special and if you’re not good, who cares? You tried something. Now you know something about yourself.” ~ Amy Poehler

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