“If you hesitate or second-guess or hold back feeling joy and freedom and fun just because it might disturb the sensibilities of another, then you are rehearsing smallness. It doesn’t matter if that person is a parent, sibling, your spouse, or best friend. The divine part of you never requires the practices of limitations, so that you are worthy of wonderful things.
“The only sacrifice necessary to live your purest self and most authentic, extraordinary life is to surrender your propensity of making choices based on abating the possible negative reactions of another.” -Amy Larson, amyjalapeno.com
“A vibrant imagination can be the playground for your inner genius or entertain your darkest demon. It turns towards the strongest feeling and then has its way with it entirely.” -Amy Larson, amyjalapeno.com
“Trust is not something that is proven or earned. It is inevitable when you look beyond your own fear and past your over-reactions, when you acknowledge the good in another and appreciate their strengths – those things they believe nobody else can see.” -Amy Larson, amyjalapeno.com
“Your reactions are your own. Your fears are too, as well as your thoughts, your words and hurt feelings. Remember that whatever relationship you leave or situation you escape, you take all of those things with you. No new shiny job or lover will fix you. If you want something different from what you have now, start a personal revolution by entertaining a new, good-feeling internal dialog about who you really are and take that with you wherever you go.” -Amy Larson, amyjalapeno.com
“Reacting to another with anger, separation, and defense only perpetuates the cycle of drama. To cease unhealthy connections, one must consciously respond with equanimity, with a determination for understanding.” -Amy Larson, amyjalapeno.com