[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
It’s a funny thing about life, once you begin to take note of the things you are grateful for, you begin to lose sight of the things that you lack
A narcissist paints a picture of themselves as being the victim or innocent in all aspects. They will be offended by the truth. But what is done in the dark will come to light. Time has a way of showing people’s true colors
Don’t turn away. Keep your gaze on the bandaged place. That’s where the light enters you
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
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
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.
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.
Nothing can bring you peace but yourself.
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
As soon as healing takes place, go out and heal somebody else
Don’t waste yourself in rejection, nor bark against the bad, but chant the beauty of the good
Death is not the greatest loss in life. The greatest loss is what dies inside us while we live
Love doesn’t die a natural death. Love has to be killed, either by neglect or narcissism
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
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
There are far, far better things ahead than anything we leave behind.
If you treat every situation as a life and death matter, you’ll die a lot of times.
No beauty shines brighter than that of a good heart
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
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
It’s a great day to be alive. I know the sun’s still shining when I close my eyes
Just because you fail once doesn’t mean you’re gonna fail at everything
Letting go means to come to the realization that some people are a part of your history, but not a part of your destiny.
Heavy hearts, like heavy clouds in the sky, are best relieved by the letting of a little water
You don’t have to control your thoughts. You just have to stop letting them control you.
We cannot be more sensitive to pleasure without being more sensitive to pain
It’s time to start living the life you’ve imagined
We never taste happiness in perfection, our most fortunate successes are mixed with sadness
You create more space in your life when you turn your excess baggage to garbage
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
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
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
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
Anxiety is a thin stream of fear trickling through the mind. If encouraged, it cuts a channel into which all other thoughts are drained.
When you change the way you look at things, the things you look at change
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
Sensitivity isn’t being wimpy. It’s about being so painfully aware that a flea landing on a dog is like a sonic boom. I enjoy a lot of mystery
If you walked away from a toxic, negative, abusive, one-sided, dead-end low vibrational relationship or friendship — you won
I will love the light for it shows me the way, yet I will endure the darkness for it shows me the stars.
Though no one can go back and make a brand new start, anyone can start from now and make a brand new ending
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
Until you let go of all the toxic people in your life you will never be able to grow into your fullest potential. Let them go so you can grow
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
Love one another and help others to rise to the higher levels, simply by pouring out love. Love is infectious and the greatest healing energy
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
An empath is an emotional sponge. They absorb the stress and also the positive emotions into their own bodies from other people
There is no despair so absolute as that which comes with the first moments of our first great sorrow when we have not yet known what it is to have suffered and be healed, to have despaired and have recovered hope
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!
Nothing diminishes anxiety faster than action.
P.S. You’re not going to die. Here’s the white-hot truth: if you go bankrupt, you’ll still be okay. If you lose the gig, the lover, the house, you’ll still be okay. If you sing off-key, get beat by the competition, have your heart shattered, get fired…it’s not going to kill you. Ask anyone who’s been through it.
people inspire you, or they drain you. Pick them wisely
Just like there’s always time for pain, there’s always time for healing.
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.
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
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
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
Realize that narcissists have an addiction disorder. They are strongly addicted to feeling significant. Like any addict, they will do whatever it takes to get this feeling often. That is why they are manipulative and future fakers. They promise change, but can’t deliver if it interferes with their addiction. That is why they secure back up supply.
Today is your day, your mountain is waiting. So get on your way
Healing is embracing what is most feared; healing is opening what has been closed, softening what has hardened into obstruction, healing is learning to trust life
Healing does not mean going back to the way things were before, but rather allowing what is now to move us closer to God
Feelings are much like waves, we can’t stop them from coming but we can choose which ones to surf
Present fears are less than horrible imaginings.
Every day you must unlearn the ways that hold you back. You must rid yourself of negativity, so you can learn to fly
Sometimes our light goes out, but is blown again into instant flame by an encounter with another human being
To conquer frustration, one must remain intensely focused on the outcome, not the obstacles
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