Ernest Hemingway wrote, "Courage is grace under pressure." I believe there is no greater courage than our willingness to get vulnerable, to be seen, and to take ownership of our lives with compassion. It takes extraordinary courage to grow strong in forgiveness, patience, and presence. It's a life's journey. I call this particular breed of bravery "quiet courage" and I've learned a lot about it in my recovery from severe anxiety. Here, I endeavor to gather up the wisdom I've gained from my many teachers - and everything can be a teacher, if we're a willing enough student - with the wish of providing an inviting, peaceful space for solace and enlightenment.

x CM & B

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If the Angel decides to come it will be because you have convinced her, not by tears, but by your humble resolve to be always beginning; to be a beginner.
— Ranier Maria Rilke