Hold firm to your intent even as you grapple with that which comes to dissuade you, to pull you off course, to conquer you once again. Stay convinced of your own goodness and your intent to change. Take a firm grip of the line you have thrown out to your future self and pull yourself along it, one step and one day at a time. You can do it. Hold firm and carry on towing the line. Eventually you will arrive at the other end and realize that this journey too has transformed you and that you did it, that even the long and circuitous journey could not thwart your intent to change. Hold firm to your intent and carry on. You are worth it!
–From the Soul Sisters, Jan & Jeanne