Maya Angelou is a living legend and oracle of spirituality. Many were introduced to the poet and author through her seminal work I Know Why The Caged Bird Sings. Since she emerged in the literary landscape in the 1960s, the gutsy, eloquent, resilient, and uplifting poet and author has continued to grace us with her wisdom and perspectives on life. Check out just a few of her inspirational nuggets.
“The first time someone shows you who they are, believe them.”
This is one of Oprah’s favorite saying from her mentor, and with good reason. When it comes to people, many individuals are very honest with who they are even if they’re trying to show their best selves. People will always tell you about themselves, whether through words, stories or actions. Your responsibility is to pay attention and trust what they’re communicating to you. When it comes to romantic situations, this is especially true. Taking this advice would definitely save you a lot of drama and trauma when forging new friendships and relationships.