Approve of Yourself

You have been criticizing yourself for years and it hasn’t worked. Try approving of yourself and see what happens.

— Louise Hay

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Yourself

When it feels like it’s you against the world, realize that it’s really you against yourself.

Because I cannot sleep ❤️

Because I cannot sleep

I make music at night.

I am troubled by the one

whose face has the color of spring flowers.

I have neither sleep nor patience,

neither a good reputation nor disgrace.

A thousand robes of wisdom are gone.

All my good manners have moved a thousand miles away.

The heart and the mind are left angry with each other.

The stars and the moon are envious of each other.

Because of this alienation the physical universe

is getting tighter and tighter.

The moon says, “How long will I remain

suspended without a sun?”

Without Love’s jewel inside of me,

let the bazaar of my existence be destroyed stone by stone.

O Love, You who have been called by a thousand names,

You who know how to pour the wine

into the chalice of the body,

You who give culture to a thousand cultures,

You who are faceless but have a thousand faces,

O Love, You who shape the faces

of Turks, Europeans, and Zanzibaris,

give me a glass from Your bottle,

or a handful of being from Your Branch.

Remove the cork once more.

Then we’ll see a thousand chiefs prostrate themselves,

and a circle of ecstatic troubadours will play.

Then the addict will be freed of craving.

and will be resurrected,

and stand in awe till Judgement Day.

— Rumi

Healed

When you can’t remember why you’re hurt, that’s when you’re healed.

— Jane Fonda

Walk away..

Sometimes you have to walk away. You have to look at what you’re giving energy to and realize that even though you could stay, try to win their approval and climb their ladder, you could also make the brave choice to take whatever energy you have left to a space that welcomes you. There are times in life where walking away is the best thing to do for your health and who you are becoming. Even if it means certain people will change their opinions of you. You may just need to walk away, trusting that even then, there is so much more ahead of you.

— Morgan Harper Nichols

Saint ~ Sinner

Every saint has a past, and every sinner has a future.

~ Oscar Wilde

Affirmations for Self-Forgiveness

I lay down the heavy weight of doubt, shame, guilt and embarrassment.

I release the past so I can step into the future with pure intentions.

I am capable of moving beyond my mistakes.

I am able to heal from the hurt and pain of what I have caused.

I am worthy of all the compassion and kindness life offers me.

I accept that I did the best I could at the time with what I knew.

I have the courage to heal and become whole again.

I am willing to live with all of who I am.

I am capable of loving all of who I am.

I grow more patient and understanding of others by forgiving myself.

I let go of all self-judgement and self-sabotage.

I grow stronger and better as I forgive myself to move on.

I forgive myself so that I can have inner peace again.

I can only share my gift with the world if I first forgive myself.

Personality

The largest part of what we call ‘personality’ is determined by how we’ve opted to defend ourselves against anxiety and sadness.

– Alain de Botton

Broken and Whole

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.

– C. Joybell