“Ah! from the soul itself must issue forth a light, a glory, a fair luminous cloud enveloping the Earth, And from the soul itself must there be sent a sweet and potent voice, of its own birth, of all sweet sounds the life and element!” ~ Samuel Taylor Coleridge
“People have forgotten this truth,” the fox said. “But you mustn’t forget it. You become responsible forever for what you’ve tamed. You’re responsible for your rose.” ~ Antoine de Saint-Exupéry, The Little Prince
Say what you mean, and live what you say. Half truths are a slippery slope to denial and compromise is a slippery slope to selling your soul. There’s a big difference between compromise and flexibility, which is what you need to skate through life’s changes. Flow with change, stay true to your core.