One of the most sincere forms of respect is actually listening to what another has to say.
It’s not wrong to be upset. It’s not wrong to cry. It’s not wrong to want attention. It’s not even wrong to scream or throw a fit. What is wrong is to keep it all inside. What is wrong is to blame and punish yourself for simply being human. What is wrong is to never be heard and to be alone in your pain. Share it. Let it out.
You cannot save everyone. Some people are going to destroy themselves no matter how much you try to help them.
Your struggle is your strength. If you can resist becoming negative, bitter or hopeless, in time, your struggles will give you everything.
Everything comes by being! Be the love you seek. Be the friend you seek. Be the lover you seek. Be the honesty you seek. Be the integrity you seek. Be the patience you seek. Be the tolerance you seek. Be the compassion you seek.
Every positive thought is a silent prayer which will change your life.
You have to make the decision to let go of the past if you want to move forward. Reliving your painful past will poison your heart and your tomorrow. If you look at today through the eyes of the past, you can never see what the present moment has to offer.
Just because your world is falling apart doesn’t mean you have to fall apart. When everything seems crazy, you be calm. Don’t let the outer chaos you are facing get inside of you.
Change can be beautiful when we are brave enough to evolve with it, and change can be brutal when we fearfully resist.
An intelligent person is never afraid or ashamed to find errors in his understanding of things.
The worst bullies you will ever encounter in your life are your own thoughts.
Don’t hold together what must fall apart. The familiar life crumbles so the new life can begin.
Courtesy is a silver lining around the dark clouds of civilization; it is the best part of refinement and in many ways, an art of heroic beauty in the vast gallery of man’s cruelty and baseness.
Don’t change just so people will like you! Like yourself and your relationships will change. There are people who will love you for – YOU.
The more something upsets you, the more it is meant for you. When it no longer upsets you, it is no longer needed because the lesson is complete.
The feeling of being ‘offended’ is a warning indicator that is showing you where to look within yourself for unresolved issues.
The love and attention you always thought you wanted from someone else is the love and attention you first need to give to yourself.
How we treat other people changes them, but even more so, how we treat other people changes us.
You cannot save people from themselves. All you can do is stand firmly in your hopes for them, with compassion.
Your intelligence is a fire that can illuminate any darkness. Awaken and let your mind burn so brightly! You are alive for a reason!
It will feel impossible; like you are dying inside this is your soul crying out for life. It may take everything you have; every ounce of will and strength. You will lose a part of yourself trying to save something essential and innocent. And when you have given everything, you will recover and you will be set free, and you will discover there was even more in you than you ever knew.
There is no love without forgiveness, and there is no forgiveness without love.
Knowledge is that possession that no misfortune can destroy, no authority can revoke, and no enemy can control. This makes knowledge the greatest of all freedoms.
If you want good things to happen in your life you first have to believe good things are possible for yourself. Quit allowing negative and cynical thinking to get in the way of the good life you deserve.
Through spiritual maturity you will see new ways to avoid unnecessary suffering; wiser ways to endure unavoidable hardships with grace, and opportunities to turn your pain into lessons of service and healing for others. Your hard journey has had a great purpose! Your pain was always a part of a plan to open your heart to love. Have faith. A miracle is happening in your life; the miracle of pain is transforming you to your highest self.