You have to remember that the hard days are what make you stronger. The bad days make you realize what a good day is. If you never had any bad days, you would never have that sense of accomplishment!
If you can sit with your pain, listen to your pain, and respect your pain—in time you will move through your pain
Yesterday is not ours to recover, but tomorrow is ours to win or lose
Once you choose hope, anything is possible.
Sometimes the most important thing in a whole day is the rest taken between two deep breaths.
We must be willing to let go of the life we’ve planned, so as to have the life that is waiting for us.
It’s your reaction to adversity, not adversity itself that determines how your life’s story will develop
Every single day is a good day no matter how bright or dark it is because it always brings an opportunity to start a positive beginning in your life
Empaths feel more deeply, more intensely, and more persistently than those around us. We even feel what other people are afraid to feel within themselves
Use the pain in you passed as fuel. The fuel that will drive you to a better future
Don’t cry when the sun is gone because the tears won’t let you see the stars
At the end of the day, tell yourself gently: ‘I love you, you did the best you could today, and even if you didn’t accomplish all you had planned, I love you anyway.
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
When I stand before thee at the day’s end, thou shalt see my scars and know that I had my wounds and also my healing
You lift your spirits by moving away from what upsets you. If the stove is hot, you can’t ask how to touch it but be happy about it
As empaths, our high level of sensitivity means that we are prone to feeling like eternal outsiders who are in the world but not quite of the world.
Take each good day and relish each moment. Take each bad day and work to make it good
A lot of good days… makes a great life! Each day is important. Plan and execute it meticulously
We do not heal the past by dwelling there; we heal the past by living fully in the present
Invalidation is about dismissing your experiences, thoughts and above all your emotions. Indeed the intention is to not even allow you to have those thoughts, experiences and emotions. It’s a way of invading your head and reprogramming it. It’s psychological abuse (messing with your thoughts) and emotional abuse (messing with your feelings)
As important as it is to learn how to deal with different kinds of people, truly toxic people will never be worth your time and energy – and they take a lot of each. Toxic people create unnecessary complexity, strife, and, worst of all, stress.
Do not let your difficulties fill you with anxiety; after all it is only in the darkest nights that stars shine more brightly
All successful people learn that success is buried on the other side of frustration
Sensitive people care when the world doesn’t because we understand waiting to be rescued and no one shows up. We have rescued ourselves, so many times that we have become self-taught in the art of compassion for those forgotten
Love doesn’t die a natural death. Love has to be killed, either by neglect or narcissism
There are moments when I wish I could roll back the clock and take all the sadness away, but I have the feeling that if I did, the joy would be gone as well
We’re here for a reason. I believe a bit of the reason is to throw little torches out to lead people through the dark
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
Above all things let us never forget that mankind constitutes one great brotherhood; all born to encounter suffering and sorrow, and therefore bound to sympathize with each other
We cannot be more sensitive to pleasure without being more sensitive to pain
When a toxic person can no longer control you, they will try to control how others see you. The misinformation will feel unfair, but you stay above it, trusting that other people will eventually see the truth just like you did
I think a day in your life on which nothing bad happens may be a wonderful day, but it probably isn’t going to be the basis of a story
What people in the world think of you is really none of your business.
Affliction comes to us, not to make us sad but sober; not to make us sorry but wise
Maybe you have to know the darkness before you can appreciate the light."
Ring the bells that still can ring. Forget your perfect offering. There is a crack, a crack in everything. That's how the light gets in.
There is no reconciliation until you recognize the dignity of the other until you see their view—you have to enter into the pain of the people. You’ve got to feel their need
Things change. And friends leave. Life doesn’t stop for anybody
Don’t worry if people think you’re crazy. You are crazy. You have that kind of intoxicating insanity that lets other people dream outside of the lines and become who they’re destined to be.
The word “frustration” is defined as the unfortunate tendency of lessening one’s destiny. Rise up and take all frustrations away! Stop squeezing your dreams into a small size… You were not created to settle for less
We all have those toxic people around us that make our lives miserable… The day we take them out from our lives, we will all become better people; including them
Keep away from people who try to belittle your ambitions. Small people always do that, but the really great make you feel that you, too can become great
If the sight of the blue skies fills you with joy, if a blade of grass springing up in the fields has power to move you, if the simple things of nature have a message that you understand, rejoice, for your soul is alive
No longer forward nor behind I look in hope and fear; But grateful take the good I find, The best of now and here.
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
When you arise in the morning, think of what a precious privilege it is to be alive – to breathe, to think, to enjoy, to love
You must make a decision that you are going to move on. It won’t happen automatically. You will have to rise up and say, ‘I don’t care how hard this is, I don’t care how disappointed I am, I’m not going to let this get the best of me. I’m moving on with my life
Frustration is the fuel that can lead to the development of an innovative and useful idea
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
Every day I feel is a blessing from God. And I consider it a new beginning. Yeah, everything is beautiful
Smile, breathe, and go slowly.
Manners are a sensitive awareness of the feelings of others. If you have that awareness, you have good manners, no matter what fork you use
Empaths may hesitate to save themselves first because they think that doing so is selfish, which is not the case. If you’re an empath, know how important it is to take care of yourself first in order to be able to help others. Sometimes there is only so much you can do for others; you might even be doing everyone a disservice by stepping over boundaries
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
Promise me you’ll always remember: You’re braver than you believe, stronger than you seem, and smarter than you think
Be strong now because things will get better. It might be stormy now, but it can’t rain forever
We are all damaged. We have all been hurt. We have all had to learn painful lessons. We are all recovering from some mistake, loss, betrayal, abuse, injustice, or misfortune. All of life is a process of recovery that never ends. We each must find ways to accept and move through the pain and to pick ourselves back up. For each pang of grief, depression, doubt, or despair there is an inverse toward renewal coming to you in time. Each tragedy is an announcement that some goodwill indeed come in time. Be patient with yourself.
When people pressure you to engage in negative decisions and actions, look at them boldly in the eyes and dare them to do good
Nothing is permanent in this wicked world — not even our troubles.
When we surround ourselves with people who are committed to understanding and loving, we’re nourished by their presence and our own seeds of understanding and love are watered. When we surround ourselves with people who gossip, complain, and are constantly critical, we absorb these toxins
Poisonous relationships can alter our perception. You can spend many years thinking you’re worthless. But you’re not worthless. You’re underappreciated
Explain your anger instead of expressing it, and you’ll find solutions instead of arguments
Life’s challenges are not supposed to paralyze you; they’re supposed to help you discover who you are
A life of frustration is inevitable for any coach whose main enjoyment is winning
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
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
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.
An empath is an emotional sponge. They absorb the stress and also the positive emotions into their own bodies from other people
My encouragement: delete the energy vampires from your life, clean out all complexity, build a team around you that frees you to fly, remove anything toxic, and cherish simplicity. Because that’s where genius lives
Create boundaries. Honor your limits. Say no. Take a break. Let go. Stay grounded. Nurture your body. Love your vulnerability. And if all else fails, breathe deeply
Don’t waste yourself in rejection, nor bark against the bad, but chant the beauty of the good
My scars remind me that I did indeed survive my deepest wounds. That in itself is an accomplishment. And they bring to mind something else, too. They remind me that the damage life has inflicted on me has, in many places, left me stronger and more resilient. What hurt me in the past has actually made me better equipped to face the present
You’ve been criticizing yourself for years and it hasn’t worked. Try approving of yourself and see what happens
You will find that it is necessary to let things go; simply for the reason that they are heavy. So let them go, letgo of them. I tie no weights to my ankles
Every time your heart is broken, a doorway cracks open to a world full of new beginnings, new opportunities
I really believe that all of us have a lot of darkness in our souls. Anger, rage, fear, sadness. I don’t think that’s only reserved for people who have horrible upbringings. I think it really exists and is part of the human condition. I think in the course of your life you figure out ways to deal with that
Toxic people attach themselves like cinder blocks tied to your ankles, and then invite you for a swim in their poisoned waters
Only when we face the impossible, and experience the unbearable, do we find out who we truly are
While you can’t control someone’s negative behavior, you can control how long you participate in it
Every man has his secret sorrows which the world knows not; and often times we call a man cold when he is only sad
Don’t grieve. Anything you lose comes round in another form
Empathy is about standing in someone else’s shoes, feeling with his or her heart, seeing with his or her eyes. Not only is empathy hard to outsource and automate, but it makes the world a better place
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.
Any illness is a direct message to you that tells you how you have not been loving who you are, cherishing yourself in order to be who you are. This is the basis of all healing
So dry your tears. Fortune has not yet turned her hatred against all your blessings. The storm has not yet broken upon you with too much violence. Your anchors are holding firm and they permit you both comfort in the present, and hope in the future
Emotional pain cannot kill you, but running from it can. Allow. Embrace. Let yourself feel. Let yourself heal
I’m always thinking about creating. My future starts when I wake up every morning. Every day I find something creative to do with my life.
The greatest weapon against stress is our ability to choose one thought over another.
It’s a great day to be alive. I know the sun’s still shining when I close my eyes
You are today where your thoughts have brought you; you will be tomorrow where your thoughts take you.