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I will believe the truth about myself
 no matter how beautiful it is:
I believe in my power
to transform indifference into love.

I
 believe I have an amazing gift
to keep hope alive in the face of despair.

I believe I have the remarkable skill
 of deleting bitterness from my life.

I believe in my budding potential
 to live with a nonviolent heart.

I believe in my passion to speak the truth
even when it isn’t popular.

I believe I have the strength of will
 to be peace in a world of violence.

I believe in my miraculous capacity
for unconditional love.

I will believe the truth about myself
no matter how beautiful it is.

~Macrina Wiederkehr
from Seven Sacred Pauses,
Living Mindfully Through the Hours of the Day