We never taste happiness in perfection, our most fortunate successes are mixed with sadness
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
When everything seems to be going against you, remember that the airplane takes off against the wind, not with it
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
No amount of anxiety can change the future. No amount of regret can change the past.
The greater the difficulty, the more glory in surmounting it. Skillful pilots gain their reputation from storms and tempests
Love doesn’t die a natural death. Love has to be killed, either by neglect or narcissism
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
An empath is an emotional sponge. They absorb the stress and also the positive emotions into their own bodies from other people
It’s a great day to be alive. I know the sun’s still shining when I close my eyes
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
If your heart is broken, make art with the pieces
There’s beauty everywhere. Amazing things are happening everywhere, you just have to be able to open your eyes and witness it. Some days, that’s harder than others
A good day is a good day. A bad day is a good story.
Trying to please everyone is a recipe for stress, misery, and frustration. Be yourself. It’ll be good to know who’s down with that
Yesterday is not ours to recover, but tomorrow is ours to win or lose
I give up freely what is no longer serving me. I release it to create space for what inspires me
To conquer frustration, one must remain intensely focused on the outcome, not the obstacles
Healing is a matter of time, but it is sometimes also a matter of opportunity
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
He who is not everyday conquering some fear has not learned the secret of life.
The tragedy of life is in what dies inside a man while he lives – the death of genuine feeling, the death of inspired response, the awareness that makes it possible to feel the pain or the glory of other men in yourself
I think we all have empathy. We may not have enough courage to display it
It’s not exactly like you thought it would be, you think it’s a failure. What about the spectrum of colors in between
An entire sea of water can’t sink a ship unless it gets inside the ship. Similarly, the negativity of the world can’t put you down unless you allow it to get inside you
Even the worst days have an ending, and the best days have a beginning.
Sometimes our light goes out, but is blown again into instant flame by an encounter with another human being
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
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
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
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
It’s your reaction to adversity, not adversity itself that determines how your life’s story will develop
Sometimes it’s okay if the only thing you did today was breathe.
When people pressure you to engage in negative decisions and actions, look at them boldly in the eyes and dare them to do good
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
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
Empaths are born that way, but being empathic is something all, or most of us can learn. They put others in front of themselves as long as it’s doable. Harmony in any given circumstance is something they strive to create. They are being affected by others’ emotions and energies—so balance is super-important to them. They want to make the desires and wishes come true for the ones around them as often as possible. They want to motivate and inspire others to grow as well
The soul always knows what to do to heal itself. The challenge is to silence the mind
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
Don’t cry when the sun is gone because the tears won’t let you see the stars
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
I will not allow anyone to walk in my mind with dirty feet
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!
If you always do what you’ve always done, you’ll always get what you’ve always got.
The narcissist devours people, consumes their output, and casts the empty, writhing shells
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
Affliction comes to us, not to make us sad but sober; not to make us sorry but wise
Empaths have to be careful not to internalize others’ feelings, as this can cause them to feel anxious, sad, or even depressed. It can leave the empath feeling drained or exhausted. They must learn to set boundaries so as not to let toxic people drain them dry
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.
Once you choose hope, anything is possible.
When you feel sad, it’s okay. It’s not the end of the world. Everyone has those days when you doubt yourself, and when you feel like everything you do sucks, but then there’s those days when you feel like Superman. It’s just the balance of the world. I just write to feel better
To recognize one’s own insanity is, of course, the arising of sanity, the beginning of healing and transcendence.”
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.
We do not heal the past by dwelling there; we heal the past by living fully in the present
Feelings are much like waves, we can’t stop them from coming but we can choose which ones to surf
The idea is quite simple, stay a light year away from people who make you feel less about yourself
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
While you can’t control someone’s negative behavior, you can control how long you participate in it
As soon as healing takes place, go out and heal somebody else
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 are not a drop in the ocean. You are the entire ocean in one drop.
The highest form of knowledge is empathy
No matter how you define success, you will need to be resilient, empowered, authentic, and limber to get there
Every day is a good day to be alive, whether the sun’s shining or not
Our sorrows and wounds are healed only when we touch them with compassion
Realize that if you have time to whine and complain about something, then you have the time to do something about it
Frustration is the fuel that can lead to the development of an innovative and useful idea
Don’t turn away. Keep your gaze on the bandaged place. That’s where the light enters you
Poisonous relationships can alter our perception. You can spend many years thinking you’re worthless. But you’re not worthless. You’re underappreciated
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
I promise you nothing is as chaotic as it seems. Nothing is worth your health. Nothing is worth poisoning yourself into stress, anxiety, and fear.
It’s time to start living the life you’ve imagined
I am grateful for being alive today. It is my joy and pleasure to live another wonderful day
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.
Every day you must unlearn the ways that hold you back. You must rid yourself of negativity, so you can learn to fly
Experiencing sadness and anger can make you feel more creative, and by being creative you can get beyond your pain or negativity
When you change the way you look at things, the things you look at change
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)
Every day you must unlearn the ways that hold you back. You must rid yourself of negativity, so you can learn to fly
You have the power to heal your life, and you need to know that. We think so often that we are helpless, but we’re not. We always have the power of our minds… claim and consciously use your power
Only when we face the impossible, and experience the unbearable, do we find out who we truly are
Sometimes the most important thing in a whole day is the rest taken between two deep breaths.
Today is your day, your mountain is waiting. So get on your way
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
You can’t always control what goes on outside. But you can always control what goes on inside.
Nothing diminishes anxiety faster than action.
It’s a lack of clarity that creates chaos and frustration. Those emotions are poison to any living goal
How starved you must have been that my heart became a meal for your ego
Emotional pain cannot kill you, but running from it can. Allow. Embrace. Let yourself feel. Let yourself heal
I do believe that if you haven’t learned about sadness, you cannot appreciate happiness