Sometimes real triumph is quiet survival.
Whether or not the lover leaves you, the bank forecloses, the blood test comes back positive...or you are forced to endure an even more unspeakable loss.
You can be okay, no matter what happens. Being okay is a baseline of power.
Choosing to be okay affirms that you are always You -- transcendent, resilient, still here.
The shortest way out of just about any situation is simply to go through it.
External circumstances do not determine your strength, set your value, or control your inner peace.
You are not defined by the shit you find yourself in the middle of — even your greatest challenges assist you in expressing who you truly are.
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