Learned helplessness, learned hopelessness

You’re more powerful than you think.

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  • Then donate $100 to a cause you care about.
  • Then use $100 on something you want to learn more about. It doesn’t have to make sense. I want to take a birding course. Does it make any fucking sense to take a birding course right now?? Not really. But I want to. And that’s reason enough, because I’m trusting my curiosity, my interests, and I’m telling them they deserve to have time and money spent on them just because I want to.
  1. You’re learning that resourcefulness can translate into money which translates into impact on how you want the world to be (donations) and your own interests, which validates those things for yourself.
  2. You’re not asking for anybody else’s permission to do these things or spend money on these things.
  3. You’re cultivating a practice of listening to your inner voice.
  4. You stop waiting around for permission or instructions from somebody else.

Teaching awakening + healing through vulnerability + self-compassion. Finding hope in a messy world. Author of the Sunday Soother. http://catherinedandrews.com

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