If you attach to the negative behavior of others it brings you down to their level
You are today where your thoughts have brought you; you will be tomorrow where your thoughts take you.
You don’t have to control your thoughts. You just have to stop letting them control you.
There’s a sorrow and pain in everyone’s life, but every now and then there’s a ray of light that melts the loneliness in your heart and brings comfort like hot soup and a soft bed.
I will not allow anyone to walk in my mind with dirty feet
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.
Do not anticipate trouble, or worry about what may never happen. Keep in the sunlight.
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
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
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.
Life is 10% of what you experience and 90% of how you respond to it
When you notice someone does something toxic the first time, don’t wait for the second time before you address it
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
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
Everyone has highs and lows that they have to learn from, but every morning I start off with a good head on my shoulders, saying to myself, ‘It’s going to be a good day!
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
An empath hones in on the emotions of a person. Having Psychic abilities focuses on the communication of the soul. Not to be mistaken for a gut feeling-Instinct. Gut Instinct is the internal mechanism for survival
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
Don’t let people get the best of you they can say what they want but don’t let that distract you from achieving your goals
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
He who is not everyday conquering some fear has not learned the secret of life.
What the caterpillar calls the end of the world, the master calls a butterfly.
A man who loves others based solely on how they make him feel, or what they do for him, is really not loving others at all — but loving only himself
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
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.
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
Sometimes our light goes out, but is blown again into instant flame by an encounter with another human being
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
I think we all have empathy. We may not have enough courage to display it
Empathy isn’t just listening, it’s asking the questions whose answers need to be listened to. Empathy requires inquiry as much as imagination. Empathy requires knowing you know nothing. Empathy means acknowledging a horizon of context that extends perpetually beyond what you can see.
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
The oak fought the wind and was broken, the willow bent when it must and survived
If you want to conquer the anxiety of life, live in the moment, live in the breath.
We never taste happiness in perfection, our most fortunate successes are mixed with sadness
Empathy means understanding others on their own terms and bringing them into the orbit of one’s own experience
It’s a great day to be alive. I know the sun’s still shining when I close my eyes
Don’t get lost in your pain, know that one day your pain will become your cure
I do believe that if you haven’t learned about sadness, you cannot appreciate happiness
Healing does not mean going back to the way things were before, but rather allowing what is now to move us closer to God
The tragedy of life is not so much what men suffer, but rather what they miss
All successful people learn that success is buried on the other side of frustration
Sometimes the most important thing in a whole day is the rest taken between two deep breaths.
Smile, breathe, and go slowly.
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
Emotional pain cannot kill you, but running from it can. Allow. Embrace. Let yourself feel. Let yourself heal
As soon as healing takes place, go out and heal somebody else
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
You yourself, as much as anybody in the entire universe, deserve your love and affection
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
Participate joyfully in the sorrows of the world. We cannot cure the world of sorrows, but we can choose to live in joy
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.
If you can sit with your pain, listen to your pain, and respect your pain—in time you will move through your pain
Relationships with narcissists are held in place by the hope of a ‘someday better,’ with little evidence to support it will ever arrive
Letting go doesn’t mean that you don’t care about someone anymore. It’s just realizing that the only person you really have control over is yourself
The human capacity for burden is like bamboo – far more flexible than you’d ever believe at first glance
A lot of good days… makes a great life! Each day is important. Plan and execute it meticulously
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
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 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
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
Things never go the way you expect them to. That’s both the joy and frustration in life. I’m finding as I get older that I don’t mind, though. It’s the surprises that tickle me the most, the things you don’t see coming
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 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
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
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
Too often we underestimate the power of a touch, a smile, a kind word, a listening ear, an honest compliment, or the smallest act of caring, all of which have the potential to turn a life around
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