Make the most of your regrets; never smother your sorrow, but tend and cherish it till it comes to have a separate and integral interest. To regret deeply is to live afresh
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
The oak fought the wind and was broken, the willow bent when it must and survived
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
Just because you fail once doesn’t mean you’re gonna fail at everything
You are on the floor crying, and you have been on the floor crying for days. And that is you being brave. That is you getting through it as best you know how. No one else can decide what your tough looks like
Don’t get lost in your pain, know that one day your pain will become your cure
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
You yourself, as much as anybody in the entire universe, deserve your love and affection
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
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
Trust yourself. You’ve survived a lot, and you’ll survive whatever is coming.
Don’t turn away. Keep your gaze on the bandaged place. That’s where the light enters you
Rule number one is, don’t sweat the small stuff. Rule number two is, it’s all small stuff.
Experiencing sadness and anger can make you feel more creative, and by being creative you can get beyond your pain or negativity
The soul always knows what to do to heal itself. The challenge is to silence the mind
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
People appear like angels until you hear them speak. You must not rush to judge people by the color of their cloaks, but by the content of their words!
Eventually you will come to understand that love heals everything, and love is all there is
It’s a lack of clarity that creates chaos and frustration. Those emotions are poison to any living goal
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
Hey you, keep living. It won’t always be this overwhelming.
Those who contemplate the beauty of the earth find reserves of strength that will endure as long as life lasts. There is something infinitely healing in the repeated refrains of nature-the assurance that dawn comes after night, and spring after winter
When I look back on all these worries, I remember the story of the old man who said on his deathbed that he had had a lot of trouble in his life, most of which had never happened.
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
Don’t ask yourself what the world needs, ask yourself what makes you come alive. And then go and do that. Because what the world needs is people who have come alive
Inner peace begins the moment you choose not to allow another person or event to control your emotions.
What the caterpillar calls the end of the world, the master calls a butterfly.
Today is your day, your mountain is waiting. So get on your way
If you always do what you’ve always done, you’ll always get what you’ve always got.
A life of frustration is inevitable for any coach whose main enjoyment is winning
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
When you wake up each morning, you can choose to be happy or choose to be sad. Unless some terrible catastrophe has occurred the night before, it is pretty much up to you. Tomorrow morning, when the sun shines though your window, choose to make it a happy day
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
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
The way sadness works is one of the strange riddles of the world. If you are stricken with a great sadness, you may feel as if you have been set aflame, not only because of the enormous pain but also because your sadness may spread over your life, like smoke from an enormous fire
A broken wing simply means, you have to find another way to fly. Have a wonderful day people
Don’t let your mind bully your body into believing it must carry the burden of its worries.
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
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
Life is ten percent what you experience and ninety percent how you respond to it.
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
Sometimes the most important thing in a whole day is the rest taken between two deep breaths.
Every man has his secret sorrows which the world knows not; and often times we call a man cold when he is only sad
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
When we meet and fall into the gravitational pull of a narcissist, we are entering a significant life lesson that involves learning how to create boundaries, self-respect, and resilience. Through trial and error (and a lot of pain), our connection with narcissists teaches us the necessary lessons we need to become mature empaths
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
Healing doesn’t mean the damage never existed. It means the damage no longer controls your life
To recognize one’s own insanity is, of course, the arising of sanity, the beginning of healing and transcendence.”
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
Life doesn’t get easier or more forgiving; we get stronger and more resilient.
I think we all have empathy. We may not have enough courage to display it
You are not a drop in the ocean. You are the entire ocean in one drop.
You can’t always control what goes on outside. But you can always control what goes on inside.
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
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
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
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
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
A great attitude is like a perfect cup of coffee – don’t start your day without 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
Smile, breathe, and go slowly.
When you notice someone does something toxic the first time, don’t wait for the second time before you address it
Don’t grieve. Anything you lose comes round in another form
You must learn to let go. Release the stress. You were never in control anyway
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.
When everything seems to be going against you, remember that the airplane takes off against the wind, not with it
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 wouldn’t worry so much about what others think of you if you realized how seldom they do.
If a person finds negative people in his life, then he needs to mend his own nature than that of others, for his own basic grounding decides the level of acidic or toxicity surrounding him
The highest form of knowledge is empathy
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
Healing takes courage, and we all have courage, even if we have to dig a little to find it
I’ve come to believe that all my past failure and frustrations were actually laying the foundation for the understandings that have created the new level of living I now enjoy.
There are far, far better things ahead than anything we leave behind.
Frustration, although quite painful at times, is a very positive and essential part of success
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
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
As you remove toxic people from your life, you free up space and emotional energy for positive, healthy relationships
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
None of us know what will happen. Don’t spend time worrying about it. Make the most beautiful thing you can. Try to do that every day. That’s it
You cannot protect yourself from sadness without protecting yourself from happiness
What happens when people open their hearts?” “They get better
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
We don’t “have” a great day, we “make it” a great day!
Healing does not mean going back to the way things were before, but rather allowing what is now to move us closer to God
Highly sensitive people are too often perceived as weaklings or damaged goods. To feel intensely is not a symptom of weakness, it is the trademark of the truly alive and compassionate
I will not allow anyone to walk in my mind with dirty feet
Courage doesn’t always roar. Sometimes courage is the quiet voice at the end of the day, saying, I will try again tomorrow
[Slow breathing] is like an anchor in the midst of an emotional storm: The anchor won’t make the storm go away, but it will hold you steady until it passes