Every human walks around with a certain kind of sadness. They may not wear it on their sleeves, but it’s there if you look deep
If you can’t fly then run; if you can’t run then walk; if you can’t walk then crawl, but whatever you do you have to keep moving forward
Too often we underestimate the power of a touch, a smile, a kind word, a listening ear, an honest compliment, or the smallest act of caring, all of which have the potential to turn a life around
If you walked away from a toxic, negative, abusive, one-sided, dead-end low vibrational relationship or friendship — you won
Some days are just bad days, that’s all. You have to experience sadness to know happiness, and I remind myself that not every day is going to be a good day, that’s just the way it is!
On a good day, when you have a clear plan, you are able to execute whatever you wanted.
I think we all have empathy. We may not have enough courage to display it
Don’t be ashamed to weep; ’tis right to grieve. Tears are only water, and flowers, trees, and fruit cannot grow without water. But there must be sunlight also. A wounded heart will heal in time, and when it does, the memory and love of our lost ones is sealed inside to comfort us
Don’t let your mind bully your body into believing it must carry the burden of its worries.
We’re taught to be ashamed of confusion, anger, fear, and sadness, and to me, they’re of equal value to happiness, excitement, and inspiration
Nothing can bring you peace but yourself.
Letting go doesn’t mean that you don’t care about someone anymore. It’s just realizing that the only person you really have control over is yourself
Don’t turn away. Keep your gaze on the bandaged place. That’s where the light enters you
I think that if you live long enough, you realize that so much of what happens in life is out of your control — but how you respond to it is in your control.
Just like there’s always time for pain, there’s always time for healing.
You’ve done it before and you can do it now. See the positive possibilities. Redirect the substantial energy of your frustration and turn it into positive, effective, unstoppable determination
Our wounds are often the openings into the best and most beautiful part of us
When being in a toxic relationship in life at times you may have to step outside yourself, to see yourself, so you can find yourself and love yourself again
Just as despair can come to one only from other human beings, hope, too, can be given to one only by other human beings
Suffering and joy teach us, if we allow them, how to make the leap of empathy, which transports us into the soul and heart of another person
You create more space in your life when you turn your excess baggage to garbage
For there is nothing heavier than compassion. Not even one’s own pain weighs so heavy as the pain one feels with someone, for someone, a pain intensified by the imagination and prolonged by a hundred echoes
It is okay of airing out your frustration, just don’t dwell on them. Find out the cause and find a solution of getting rid of it. If you can’t have the solution much as well accept it
Nothing diminishes anxiety faster than action.
The highest form of knowledge is empathy
The nature of humanity, its essence, is to feel another’s pain as one’s own, and to act to take that pain away. There is a nobility in compassion, a beauty in empathy, a grace in forgiveness
Forget perfect on the first try. In the face of frustration, your best tool is a few deep breaths and remembering that you can do anything once you’ve practiced two hundred times. Seriously
I will love the light for it shows me the way, yet I will endure the darkness for it shows me the stars.
Good humor is a tonic for mind and body. It is the best antidote for anxiety and depression. It is a business asset. It attracts and keeps friends. It lightens human burdens. It is the direct route to serenity and contentment.
The oak fought the wind and was broken, the willow bent when it must and survived
Do not anticipate trouble, or worry about what may never happen. Keep in the sunlight.
We cannot be more sensitive to pleasure without being more sensitive to pain
Resilience is accepting your new reality, even if it’s less good than the one you had before. You can fight it, you can do nothing but scream about what you’ve lost, or you can accept that and try to put together something that’s good
All successful people learn that success is buried on the other side of frustration
Every time you are tempted to react in the same old way, ask if you want to be a prisoner of the past or a pioneer of the future.
When you notice someone does something toxic the first time, don’t wait for the second time before you address it
It’s amazing how someone can break your heart and you can still love them with all the little pieces
It’s crazy, how similar we are. Here are both of us, working through our stuff, trying to make something positive out of something really bad
Feelings are much like waves, we can’t stop them from coming but we can choose which ones to surf
I give up freely what is no longer serving me. I release it to create space for what inspires me
Love doesn’t die a natural death. Love has to be killed, either by neglect or narcissism
Every day is a good day. There is something to learn, care and celebrate
The greatest weapon against stress is our ability to choose one thought over another.
Any day above ground is a good day. Before you complain about anything, be thankful for your life and the things that are still going well
Learning to stand in somebody else’s shoes, to see through their eyes, that’s how peace begins. And it’s up to you to make that happen. Empathy is a quality of character that can change the world
Tears are nature’s lotion for the eyes. The eyes see better for being washed by them
Our anxiety does not come from thinking about the future, but from wanting to control it
Healing is a matter of time, but it is sometimes also a matter of opportunity
Emotional pain cannot kill you, but running from it can. Allow. Embrace. Let yourself feel. Let yourself heal
Ultimately, there can be no complete healing until we have restored our primal trust in life
By far the strongest poison to the human spirit is the inability to forgive oneself or another person. Forgiveness is no longer an option but a necessity for healing
No amount of anxiety can change the future. No amount of regret can change the past.
Every day is a good day to be alive, whether the sun’s shining or not
Healing may not be so much about getting better, as about letting go of everything that isn’t you – all of the expectations, all of the beliefs – and becoming who you are
Our frustration is greater when we have much and want more than when we have nothing and want some. We are less dissatisfied when we lack many things than when we seem to lack but one thing
Of course everyone has those moments of frustration now and then, when you say, ‘I wish I could play well already – or just stop.’ But it’s too much trouble to stop just for a moment of frustration. It is when you keep going that you make the most progress
You’re going to struggle. You’re going to do well. You can’t really let the past or the day before – whether you had a good day or bad day – dictate the day you have that certain day
Healing doesn’t usually spring up instantaneously, instead it manifests itself in small yet delightful doses of “normal
God is working for you tonight. Heaven is holding conversations about. Angels have been assigned to you. Be at peace.
Feelings are much like waves, we can’t stop them from coming but we can choose which ones to surf
Worry a little bit every day and in a lifetime you will lose a couple of years. If something is wrong, fix it if you can. But train yourself not to worry. Worry never fixes anything
Some people are in such utter darkness that they will burn you just to see a light. Try not to take it personally
While you can’t control someone’s negative behavior, you can control how long you participate in it
It’s so nice when toxic people stop talking to you. It’s like the trash took itself out
A life of frustration is inevitable for any coach whose main enjoyment is winning
Laughter and tears are both responses to frustration and exhaustion. I myself prefer to laugh since there is less cleaning do to do afterward
I’d rather regret the things I’ve done than regret the things I haven’t done.
What the caterpillar calls the end of the world, the master calls a butterfly.
I promise you nothing is as chaotic as it seems. Nothing is worth diminishing your health. Nothing is worth poisoning yourself into stress, anxiety, and fear.
Indeed, this life is a test. It is a test of many things – of our convictions and priorities, our faith and our faithfulness, our patience and our resilience, and in the end, our ultimate desires
Give it air & let the scar on your soul reveal itself, because, like the body, it too was made to heal itself
Physical comforts cannot subdue mental suffering, and if we look closely, we can see that those who have many possessions are not necessarily happy. In fact, being wealthy often brings even more anxiety.
Empaths have often been labeled as ‘overly sensitive’ and told to ‘get a thicker skin.’ As children and adults, we are shamed for our sensitivities rather than supported. But at this point in my life, I wouldn’t give up being an empath for anything. It lets me sense the secrets of the universe and know passion beyond my wildest dreams
A tragedy need not have blood and death; it’s enough that it all be filled with that majestic sadness that is the pleasure of tragedy
Things change. And friends leave. Life doesn’t stop for anybody
Tears are the natural penalties of pleasure. It is a law that we should pay for all that we enjoy.
Joyce Meyer, Power Thoughts: 12 Strategies To Win the Battle of the Mind "Man is fond of counting his troubles, but he does not count his joys. If he counted them up as he ought to, he would see that every lot has enough happiness provided for it.
You have to let it all hang out, let go of the ideas that were more comfortable, and embrace some of the sadness in your life
He who is not everyday conquering some fear has not learned the secret of life.
You have dug your soul out of the dark, you have fought to be here; do not go back to what buried you.
Rock bottom became the solid foundation on which I rebuilt my life
Yesterday is not ours to recover, but tomorrow is ours to win or lose
The soul always knows what to do to heal itself. The challenge is to silence the mind
You don’t have to control your thoughts. You just have to stop letting them control you.
I may not have gone where I intended to go, but I think I have ended up where I needed to be
Affliction comes to us, not to make us sad but sober; not to make us sorry but wise
You have to hurt in order to know. Fall in order to grow. Lose in order to gain. Because most of life’s lessons are learned through pain
Obstacles don’t have to stop you. If you run into a wall, don’t turn around and give up. Figure out how to climb it, go through it, or work around it.
have learned over the years that the nicest thing I can do is to just say to myself, “Good Morning Darling, I love you; we’re going to have a really great day today
Do not give way to useless alarm; though it is right to be prepared for the worst, there is no occasion to look on it as certain.