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12 Powerful Quotes for Self Preservation, Intentional Living, and Liberating Community

Holding space for freedom and healing can be rewarding and also takes balance. As a black female business-owner who is on a personal mission to create healing spaces, I understand the importance of preserving myself. I understand that my business can only be as healthy as I am. Therefore I practice and teach holistic and intentional living. If you find yourself overwhelmed, unfulfilled, or empty when serving others its a good time to pause and heal from within. It's also ok to reach out for support as needed. Below are 12 quotes to consider when caring for yourself and the community. May we draw wisdom from our ancestors, strength in our words, and power in our actions.

3 Audre Lorde Quotes

“When I dare to be powerful, to use my strength in the service of my vision, then it becomes less and less important whether I am afraid.”

“Caring for myself is not self-indulgence, it is self-preservation, and that is an act of political warfare.”

“Without community, there is no liberation.”

3 Toni Morrison Quotes

“Your life is already artful—waiting, just waiting ,for you to make it art.”

"Freeing yourself was one thing. Claiming ownership of that freed self was another."

“The function of freedom is to free someone else.”

3 Maya Angelou Quotes

"Take a day to heal from the lies you've told yourself and the ones that have been told to you."

"Let us live so we do not regret years of inertia and ignorance, so when we die we can say all of our energy was dedicated to the noble liberation of the human mind and spirit, beginning with my own."

"How important it is for us to recognize and celebrate our heroes and she-roes."

1 Sonia Sanchez Quote

"I shall become, I shall become a collector of me. And put meat on my soul."

1 Harriet Tubman Quote

“Every great dream begins with a dreamer. Always remember, you have within you the strength, the patience, and the passion to reach for the stars to change the world.”

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