What feels never-ending will end. What hurts now will find healing. What doesn’t make sense may never make sense, but this doesn’t mean you will never find peace with it. The peace you are seeking is not as far away as it feels. Even if it feels like no one understands how hard you are trying to simply be okay by the end of the day, you know, and that can be enough.Jacqueline Whitney, Stay Until Tomorrow
Even if no one has told you lately, trust me, people love you. People want to be around you. People see your light and are inspired by it. When you leave the room, they talk about how lovely you are. Strangers notice your beauty; they feel attracted to your aura. People want to hear your ideas; they want to explore your mind. People want to be your friend. They want to be close to you. They want you in their life.Déjà Rae, Come Home To Yourself
Try not to take it too personally and instead realize that while this might not have been the right relationship for you, the next one very well might be, so your best bet is to mentally and emotionally move past this relationship so you can open the door for someone even better to walk through.
It can be true that he loved you with all his heart. he just didn’t, see a future with you. The fact that he didn’t see a future with you does not necessarily mean he was stringing you along this entire time and that you’ve been played.Sabrina Bendory, You’re Overthinking It
I’m so proud of you just for sticking around. I know this world can be such a cruel place sometimes; that’s why you’re so courageous simply by waking up each day and braving what’s ahead. Know that your best moments are still waiting for you down the line and there are so many people who are glad that you are here. The world can be messy but it is wonderful most of the time. It’s wonderful because there are still so many places to be, movies to see, books to read, poetry to experience, songs to hear, sunrises to witness, moonrises and sunsets to fall in love under, there are still so many words to say, people to love, people to meet, lessons to learn, art to appreciate, foods to savor, adventures to create and wild nights to remember, there’s still, for us, a creating of a life to never forget. The Sun and the Moon are simply too beautiful to miss, so hang around, be here, please stay, the world is so glad you exist.Charis Ed, All The Love You Carry
Your new life is going to cost you your old one.
It’s going to cost you your comfort zone and your sense of direction.
It’s going to cost you relationships and friends.
It’s going to cost you being liked and understood.
It doesn’t matter.
The people who are meant for you are going to meet you on the other side. You’re going to build a new comfort zone around the things that actually move you forward. Instead of being liked, you’re going to be loved. Instead of being understood, you’re going to be seen.
All you’re going to lose is what was built for a person you no longer are.
Remaining attached to your old life is the first and final act of self-sabotage, and releasing it is what we must prepare for to truly be willing to see real change.Brianna Wiest, The Mountain Is You
It is your responsibility to constantly evaluate whether your surroundings are inspiring you to become a better person or requiring you to dim your light.Déjà Rae, Come Home To Yourself
No matter how painful it feels, no matter how lost your soul is, no matter how lonely your heart is, there is something greater out there for you. So what if I told you that six months from now, you’d be living your dream life? That you’d have the relationship you’re seeking, or the job that fuels you, or the good health you’ve been searching for. But instead of continu- ously wishing for the future (where everything feels pleasant), be where your feet are and bring it into existence in the now. Today might be the day when the universe answers all of your prayers. Today might be the day that you meet someone who changes your life.
Today might be the day you surprise yourself with all of your glory. And the only way to experience these changes is by opening your mind, breaking down your closed- off walls, and inviting in what the world has brought to you. There is always room for new beginnings and an evolution of your being. You just have to be open to experiencing them.Karin Hadadan, Beauty in the Stillness
She realized that in order to be who she was born to be, she needed to let go of who her trauma taught her to be. She took ownership of her choices, her words, her actions, and ultimately her life And everything started working together for her good. She learned her life is her responsibility and that’s how she took her power back.Nakeia Homer, All The Right Pieces
Allow people to be who they truly are and let them show up in the way they naturally do. And then decide if that is enough for you.Déjà Rae, Come Home To Yourself
“If you want to change your life, you need to make tiny, nearly undetectable decisions every hour of every day until those choices are habituated. Then, you’ll just continue to do them.” — Brianna Wiest, 101 Essays That Will Change The Way You ThinkBrianna Wiest, 101 Essays That Will Change The Way You Think
Even if you have days where you want to crawl out of your skin and disappear. Even if there are moments when you feel inadequate and unlovable. You don’t have to be alone just because you’re battling your own darkness.
Carrying that weight doesn’t make you defective or too much or unworthy of love and belonging. It makes you human. It makes you someone who’s internalized judgments that were never yours to carry.
It makes you someone who’s survived a lifetime of trauma and loss and pain. Someone resilient and inconceivably brave. Someone courageous enough to connect, despite the lies in your head. And there’s no shame in that.Daniell Koepke, Daring to Take Up Space
“Everything you’ve ever wanted is still waiting for you. You have not lost your chance, your potential has not waned, your truth has not diminished — even if you have kept it in hiding. All you lost was one particular chance to make it manifest. There will be an infinity more. You have not lost anything just because you lost one particular moment in time. You still contain everything you’ve ever wished to become.”Brianna Wiest, Ceremony