Empathy is really the opposite of spiritual meanness. It’s the capacity to understand that every war is both won and lost. And that someone else’s pain is as meaningful as your own
When you show deep empathy toward others, their defensive energy goes down, and positive energy replaces it. That’s when you can get more creative in solving problems
The greatest glory in living lies not in never failing, but in rising every time we fail
If you want to conquer the anxiety of life, live in the moment, live in the breath.
Anxiety is a thin stream of fear trickling through the mind. If encouraged, it cuts a channel into which all other thoughts are drained.
Frustration is the fuel that can lead to the development of an innovative and useful idea
A day is a day. It’s just a measurement of time. Whether it’s a good day or a bad day is up to you. It’s all a matter of perception
Looking back at the times where I allowed my work to create stress and frustration in my life, I now realize what I thought was important really was not. I am not saying you should not take your work seriously, what I am saying is that we need to realize that life is all about balance
All life is an experiment. The more experiments you make the better
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
There is no normal life that is free of pain. It’s the very wrestling with our problems that can be the impetus for our growth
The world offers you comfort. But you were not made for comfort. You were made for greatness
Toxic people attach themselves like cinder blocks tied to your ankles, and then invite you for a swim in their poisoned waters
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)
A pearl is a beautiful thing that is produced by an injured life. It is the tear [that results] from the injury of the oyster. The treasure of our being in this world is also produced by an injured life. If we had not been wounded, if we had not been injured, then we will not produce the pearl
Once you choose hope, anything is possible.
Healing does not mean going back to the way things were before, but rather allowing what is now to move us closer to God
Sadness is a super important thing not to be ashamed about but to include in our lives. One of the bigger problems with sadness or depression is there’s so much shame around it. If you have it you’re a failure. You are felt as being very unattractive
If you hold on to hurt and anger with a narcissist, the children will have no normal parent. The narcissistic parent will use them as puppets, lovebomb and abandon them. You are their only hope
Rule number one is, don’t sweat the small stuff. Rule number two is, it’s all small stuff.
Let go of negative people. They only show up to share complaints, problems, disastrous stories, fear, and judgment on others. If somebody is looking for a bin to throw all their trash into, make sure it’s not in your mind
Be strong now because things will get better. It might be stormy now, but it can’t rain forever
What people in the world think of you is really none of your business.
The soul always knows what to do to heal itself. The challenge is to silence the mind
Courage doesn’t always roar. Sometimes courage is the quiet voice at the end of the day, saying, I will try again tomorrow
All successful people learn that success is buried on the other side of frustration
The action carries a sense of incompleteness and frustration, but not of guilt. Victorious living does not mean perfect living in the sense of living without flaw, but it does mean adequate living, and that can be consistent with many mistakes
The tragedy of life is not so much what men suffer, but rather what they miss
There is some kind of a sweet innocence in being human- in not having to be just happy or just sad- in the nature of being able to be both broken and whole, at the same time
It’s not whether you get knocked down; it’s whether you get up.
Since narcissists deep down feel themselves to be faultless, it is inevitable that when they are in conflict with the world they will invariably perceive the conflict as the world’s fault
Empathy means understanding others on their own terms and bringing them into the orbit of one’s own experience
I’d rather regret the things I’ve done than regret the things I haven’t done.
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
Heavy hearts, like heavy clouds in the sky, are best relieved by the letting of a little water
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.
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.
You must learn to let go. Release the stress. You were never in control anyway
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 create more space in your life when you turn your excess baggage to garbage
The ache will always be there, but the intensity will fade, and you’ll find other beautiful things to fill your days with
It’s a lack of clarity that creates chaos and frustration. Those emotions are poison to any living goal
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
If you could only sense how important you are to the lives of those you meet; how important you can be to the people you may never even dream of. There is something of yourself that you leave at every meeting with another person."
To embrace suffering culminates in greater empathy, the capacity to feel what it is like for the other to suffer, which is the ground for unsentimental compassion and love
Nobody should be in a position where they are suffering abuse at the hands of another, and if this is the case for you, stopping the abuse by leaving the situation is the only course of action to take
Snuggle in God’s arms. When you are hurting, when you feel lonely, left out. Let him cradle you, comfort you, reassure you of His all-sufficient power and love
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
Emotional pain cannot kill you, but running from it can. Allow. Embrace. Let yourself feel. Let yourself heal
Frustration is commonly the difference between what you would like to be and what you are willing to sacrifice to become what you would like to be.” – Anonymous “Frustration is a sign I am acting independently. The more you try your own way, the tighter the doors will stay closed
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
When everything seems to be going against you, remember that the airplane takes off against the wind, not with it
While you can’t control someone’s negative behavior, you can control how long you participate in it
I feel like you get more bees with honey. But that doesn’t mean I don’t get frustrated in my life. My way of dealing with frustration is to shut down and to think and speak logically
Learning to give empathy to myself and others as often as I can each day has rendered astounding benefits… Empathy leads to compassion and compassion to forgiveness and connection
Frustration is the first step toward improvement. It’s only when I face frustration and use it to fuel my dedication that I feel myself moving forward
Letting go of toxic people in your life is a big step in loving yourself
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.
Even the worst days have an ending, and the best days have a beginning.
Life’s challenges are not supposed to paralyze you; they’re supposed to help you discover who you are
There are no great people in this world, only great challenges which ordinary people rise to meet
You don’t have to control your thoughts. You just have to stop letting them control you.
Twenty years from now, you will be more disappointed by the things that you didn’t do than by the ones you did do, so throw off the bowlines, sail away from safe harbor, catch the trade winds in your sails. Explore, Dream, Discover.
Life is 10% of what you experience and 90% of how you respond to it
I get up every morning and it’s going to be a great day. You never know when it’s going to be over so I refuse to have a bad day
We do not heal the past by dwelling there; we heal the past by living fully in the present
We must understand that sadness is an ocean, and sometimes we drown, while other days we are forced to swim
I am grateful for being alive today. It is my joy and pleasure to live another wonderful day
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
As an empath, it’s vital that you learn how to hold space for your emotions, even the most painful ones. By anchoring yourself in your breath, you can learn how to witness the emotional energy of others within you, without attaching yourself to these sensations
I think we all have empathy. We may not have enough courage to display it
No matter what type of anger or frustration we have to struggle with, a clear picture of how our faith in God is the answer to anything we need to overcome
The Empath is often said to have such a great degree of empathy that they can literally feel what others feel, and thus intuitively know many of the yearnings, sensitivities, tastes and even thought patterns of the people they’re around
Meditation can help us embrace our worries, our fear, our anger; and that is very healing. We let our own natural capacity of healing do the work
I’ve experienced several different healing methodologies over the years – counseling, self-help seminars, and I’ve read a lot – but none of them will work unless you really want to heal
Healing doesn’t usually spring up instantaneously, instead it manifests itself in small yet delightful doses of “normal
When we tackle obstacles, we find hidden reserves of courage and resilience we did not know we had. And it is only when we are faced with failure do we realize that these resources were always there within us. We only need to find them and move on with our lives
It’s awfully hard to be happy when you feel you’re not worthy enough for those feelings. You’ve been knocked down so many times happiness to you is an unnatural state of mind. Lose the fake smile, get up and get rid of the toxic reasons you’re unhappy, no matter, who, or what’s standing in your way. Time to get real!
Success is not built on success. It’s built on failure. It’s built on frustration. Sometimes it’s built on catastrophe
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.
people inspire you, or they drain you. Pick them wisely
It’s not exactly like you thought it would be, you think it’s a failure. What about the spectrum of colors in between
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
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
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.
Ultimately, there can be no complete healing until we have restored our primal trust in life
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
People need trouble – a little frustration to sharpen the spirit on, toughen it.
Life doesn’t get easier or more forgiving; we get stronger and more resilient.
Healing doesn’t mean the damage never existed. It means the damage no longer controls your life