Be the badass you believe the world needs. It’s hard work and not often recognized. Sometimes you will want to stop. Gather an army of close friends about you.

Breathe. Work from the scar, not the wound. Get up.

“Work from the scar not the wound,” sounds like a fine aphorism. I have not heard it before. What does it mean?

@chaoseris I heard it at a memorial service for Coulten Boushie.
If you have been hurt, that pain is fuel. To use it effectively, you first need to heal. Otherwise you will hurt/harm yourself further to little benefit. When the wound has healed, the scar that forms is strong, maybe stronger than that place was before. You can push from or into it and leverage your strength as well as your pain.

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