However long the night, the dawn will break.
If only we loved ourselves as unconditionally as we do those around us, with acceptance, with a sense of humor, with forgiveness of the past and hope for the future, with respect and appreciation for what is rather than frustration and sorrow for what is not.
Bravery is about a willingness to show emotional need.
~ Richard Gere
Courage is more exhilarating than fear, and in the long run it is easier. We do not have to become heroes overnight. Just a step at a time, meeting each thing that comes up, seeing it is not as dreadful as it appeared, discovering we have the strength to stare it down.
~ Eleanor Roosevelt