Statement: Personal growth is important because it makes us more flexible, more understanding, and better prepared for the future and it also enriches the lives of those around us. Whether abrasive or gentle, trust the cleansing process as well we know that where there is smoke there is fire, where there is fire there is light, where there is light there is an enlightenment of the soul. "The soul which cannot endure fire and smoke won't find the secret." Rumi
Statement: There are times when we have to step away from our thoughts and retreat to a quiet place where we are able to observe them objectively. There we can reflect on self, a stranger on the outside looking in. Upon further contemplation, we will find self on the inside looking out. Fears from the past can be dealt with, and fears for the future are merely false evidence appearing real, but what we do with the present is what matters most.