Lao Tzu said, “Water is fluid, soft and yielding. But water will wear away rock, which is rigid and unyielding.” Compassion is like water; gentle and always changing and yet it will patiently erode the hardest heart. This is the greatest paradox: the gentlest virtue is the strongest force. Compassion is patient, persistent strength.
“Embrace risk. Safety is an illusion. Get over it. You cannot control everything in this world. I have learned to learn from my mistakes because I learn more from my mistakes than I do from my successes. When I make a mistake I own up to it, and then plot how to avoid making that [...]
Give thanks for all those who’ve gone before you; all the shoulders that help you to see further, stand firmer and live freer than you could alone. Honor the memories, appreciate the sacrifice, and pay forward their legacy. Be strong and generous so others can stand on your shoulders and shine.