Stay true to your own self, even as you mature into new life, even as you get drawn out of yourself into new adventures. Remain true to your own heart, even as you give your heart to others, as you share yourself and expose yourself to new life. Stay true to yourself always, even as you are drawn to experiences that you have never had before and as you go far from home and what is familiar. In staying true to your own self, remain heart centered always, anchored in the place of loving kindness and compassion, for self as well as others, even as you must harden yourself to withstand the vicissitudes of life and the disappointments that are sure to come. Remain your beautiful heart centered self. As within, so without.
–From the Soul Sisters, Jan & Jeanne