Words of Wisdom from CAPS
We asked our CAPS providers to share their favorite words of wisdom. Here's what they said:
School Called Life
You are enrolled in a full-time informal school called Life. Each day in this school you will have the opportunity to learn lessons. Each lesson will be presented to you in various forms until you have learned it. Once you have learned it, new lessons will be presented. Experiment, and remember that "failed" experiments are as much as part of learning as those that work.
- paraphrased from "Rules for Being Human," Cherie Carter-Scott
Follow Your Inner Guidance
Find your own inner voice, learn to listen to it and follow it. (Even if it leads you on a different path than the voices around you are directing you to go.)
You'll Get Through This
Remind yourself very often that "This, too, shall pass."
Accept Yourself Fully
The curious paradox is that when I accept myself just as I am, then I can change. - Carl Rogers
You Are You, and I am I
I do my thing, and you do your thing
I am not in this world to live up to your expectations, and you are not in this world to live up to mine
You are you, and I am I
And if by chance we find each other,
if not, it can't be helped.
- Fritz Perls
You Are Stronger Than You Think
You are braver than you believe, stronger than you seem, and smarter than you think. - A.A. Milne
Before You Speak...
Before you speak, ask yourself: Is it the truth, is it necessary, and is it in and with love?
You're On Your Own Path
Comparison is the thief of joy. - Teddy Roosevelt
Peace Begins With You
If in our daily life we can smile, if we can be peaceful and happy, not only we, but everyone will profit from it. This is the most basic kind of peace work. Thich Nhat Hanh