“Hope has a short life and is not meant for long-term application on any single issue. It is the spark, but if there is no determination, no diligence to honesty and self-examination waiting to pick up the flame, it will fade and a person will sink back into despair and repeat a vicious pattern of […]
“You may think you know what is best for someone else and how they should live, but you don’t. That is simply the ego distracting you from your own lessons, what is best for you and how you need to live.” -Amy Larson, amyjalapeno.com
“How many relationships must end, how many brilliant connections lost before you realize you are only ever dealing with one.” -Amy Larson, amyjalapeno.com
“You will only fully see in others that which you admire, loath, and fight within in yourself. Unless, of course, you look from the wide expanse just behind the event horizon of silence.” -Amy Larson, amyjalapeno.com
“So you want to learn humility, about the power of tapping into your humanity, and of objective self-criticism? Raise a teenager.” -Amy Larson, amyjalapeno.com
Keeping the ego in check is more than just a personal evolutionary matter. It is a necessity if one truly wants to make a genuine contribution to this world.
“There is a price to be paid for inner freedom: intense, short periods of pain and struggle that must be borne alone. This is how you become acquainted with your depth, and fully appreciate the heights that follow. If you share it before completely borne, a slow, numbing death is your horizon.” -Amy Larson, amyjalapeno.com