““Water does not resist. Water flows. When you plunge your hand into it, all you feel is a caress. Water is not a solid wall, it will not stop you. But water always goes where it wants to go, and nothing in the end can stand against it. Water is patient. Dripping water wears away a stone. Remember that, my child. Remember you are half water. If you can’t go through an obstacle, go around it. Water does.””
“I knew that if I allowed my fear to over take me, my journey was doomed. Fear, to a great extent, is born of a story we tell ourselves, and so I chose to tell myself a different story. I decided I was safe. I was strong. I was brave. Nothing could vanquish me.”—Cheryl Strayed (via here-soon-please)
“It’s important for any woman to be herself within her own right, and still be valid as an individual.
The point isn’t that she should be “manly” in order to be equal. It’s that she, as a human being, should be able to exist beyond the purpose of the male gaze.”—(via blondiewithsmarts)