“Chase the light, whatever and wherever it may be for you. Chase it.” – Tyler Knott Gregson
if it inspires you, if it gives you hope, if it strengthens your faith, if it helps you believe, if it brings you peace, if it feels good and genuine and pure, if it resonates as your truth, if it lifts your heart up, if it sets you on fire, if it lets you shine, if it gives you wings, if it takes you closer to free, if it shows you love and makes you want to show love, if it brings out the most amazing version of who you are and inspires you to give your most amazing self to others, if it’s everything you wish for, if it’s what you dream of… if it’s magical… if it’s beautiful… with everything in you, follow those things.
“How do you spell ‘love’?” – Piglet
“You don’t spell it…you feel it.” – Pooh
we’re made up of all kinds of butterflies and flowers and idealism in how we believe love can be… and sometimes it’s hard to believe in those things in this world, but we’re learning little by little to trust that what our hearts feel is ok to believe in… that things we dream of are inside of us because our angels have given us those dreams to believe in.
“Light, when suddenly let in, dazzles and hurts and almost blinds us: but this soon passes away, and it seems to become the only element we can exist in.” – Augustus and Julius Hare
choosing the light is something all of us girls are learnin’ to do little by little every single day, so writing this post is a reminder to ourselves about it, as much as it is to inspire y’all :). when we say “the light” we mean beautiful and good things… like kindness, honesty, joy, compassion, dreams, hope, laughter, truth, self-worth, integrity, honor, positivity, and love. and once you start to feel those things in life, they are the only kinds of things you ever want to feel. the things of the dark become more and more unbearable to allow from yourself, or in your space from others, and light becomes the only thing you want to give, to be given, and want to be.
"Love people for who they are, and not for what they can do for you." – Unknown
we’re crazy silly romance and love story obsessed. but beyond all of the lyrics and poetry, we’re always seeking what "love" actually means to us. we don’t want to just say it or pretend it, we want it to be real. to us, real starts with what we feel in our hearts and what we hold in our thoughts, and that energy is what comes through in our actions. so when we’re seeking love, we start inside ourselves. one thing us 4 girls all want is to be free to be our best selves, and we know that to receive it, we need to be able to give the same thing. so we want to learn to truly love someone for who they are, and not for what they can do for us. that means to love the boy we fall in love with not from a place of needing from him, but just for who he is.
“Be strong enough to let go, and patient enough to wait for what you deserve.” – Unknown
love is the most beautiful thing in the universe to us, and one quote that’s always given us strength when it comes to love is “To believe in something, and not to live it, is dishonest.” …so we hold love so special that we can’t ever be in somethin’ that isn’t truly love.
“To be yourself in a world that is constantly trying to change you is the hardest thing of all.” – Ralph Waldo Emerson
who you are can feel like this twisty, turny, change-y, different on any given sunday, never ever ending kinda thing. but every girl should always know she has choices about who she is in the mix of all those twists and turns and any given sundays. but sometimes findin’ yourself, bein’ yourself, and honoring yourself can be a big ol’ mess of hard to figure out. so how do we try to do it? well there are 3 special things we try to keep our hearts set on so that the girl we are is who we want to be.
“Hold on to the message, and not the messenger.”
krissie actually was told this by an australian shaman 🙂 . it’s something she has kept with her since. we’ve all taken it in and hold it dear in our lives, and it’s given us faith in moments of confusion and heartbreak. we hope that if we share with y’all what each of us feels about it, that it may give someone else some sort of peace or comfort in their moments of confusion or heartbreak too.