Years ago a friend of my gave me a book called The Book of Awakening by Mark Nepo. We were going to read it together but we never did. I'm about 50 pages in now and each little section begins with an affirmation, many in verse. As I read the book, I'm compelled to share.
Here are the first few:
"The coming to consciousness is not a discovery of some new thing; it is a long and painful return to what has always been." -- Helen Luke
"What we reach for may be different, but what makes us reach is the same." -- Mark Nepo
"I learn, by going, where I have to go." -- Theodore Roehke
"The greedy one gathered all the cherries, while the simple one tasted all the cherries in one." M.N.
"We tend to make the thing in the way the way." M.N.
"The glassblower knows: while in the heat of beginning, any shape is possible. Once hardened, the only way to change is to break." M.N.
"If I had experienced different things, I would have different things to say." M. N.