In a series of tweets, sometime last year, Spoken Word artist, Titilope Sonuga, shared some profound gems on living, loving and learning. Oldie, but goodie, but still so poignant and useful:
- Do not romanticize suffering. There is nothing poetic about a love that breaks your spirit.
- Know when to leave. Some bridges need to be burned. Use the light to find a better way.
- Practice Forgiveness. Start with yourself. Nobody ever actually forgets. Remember the lesson.
- Say no. Do no negotiate with terrorists. Do not bargain for anyone’s love.
- Friendships end. Let go. Stay open.
- Save emotional real estate for the ones that will stay. Stay soft. Be a safe place for the people you love.
- Create time for yourself. Create something that will outlive you.
- Do things that move your spirit. Laugh. Cry. Pray.
- Love yourself as urgently and completely as you want to be loved.
- Becoming is hard work. Staying the same is even harder.
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