We have two ears and one mouth, so we should listen more than we say.
-Zeno of Citium
If you walked away from a
toxic, negative, abusive,
relationship or friendship — you won.
Free yourself from conditioning.
Free yourself from guilt and shame.
Free yourself from being comfortable.
Free yourself from unbridled fear.
Free yourself from perfection.
Free yourself from seeking outside of yourself. .
“In the process of letting go you will lose many things from the past, but you will find yourself.”
you tell me to quiet down cause my opinions make me less beautiful but i was not made with a fire in my belly so i could be put out i was not made with a lightness on my tongue so i could be easy to swallow i was made heavy half blade and half silk difficult to forget and not easy for the mind to follow
📷 by Johannes Plenio
Healing means ending the conflict within yourself.
Give up defining yourself - to yourself or to others. You won't die. You will come to life. And don't be concerned with how others define you. When they define you, they are limiting themselves, so it's their problem. Whenever you interact with people, don't be there primarily as a function or a role, but as the field of conscious Presence. You can only lose something that you have, but you cannot lose something that you are.
📷 by Nathan Anderson
A seed grows with no sound but a tree falls with huge noise. Destruction has noise, but creation is quiet. This is the power of silence...
Our ascension occurs at the moment we choose our purpose driven path over being comfortable. It is only after we choose this path that virtue and integrity propel us forward to our destiny.
Pretending we don’t have a shadow only allows us to remain in the dark. Transcendence involves engaging all of the parts of ourselves that we fear. It requires both courage and integrity to transform into our highest self so we can help others do the same. ❤️
You go on. You set one foot in front of the other, and if a thin voice cries out, somewhere behind you, you pretend not to hear, and keep going.
The root of suffering is resisting the certainty that no matter what the circumstances, uncertainty is all we truly have.
People fall so in love with their pain, they can’t leave it behind. The same as the stories they tell. We trap ourselves.
📷 by bantersnaps
Every moment of this experience we call a physical life is determined by the choices you make in your thoughts, intentions, and actions. Thus, when you choose to experience a thought, image, or activity from a place of loving, joyful, and compassionate intentions for yourself and others, you have the power to weave a lovely fabric that heals your mind, body, and soul. When you choose differently, the fabric you weave may contribute to an experience of suffering and pain in the form of mental, emotional, physical, and spiritual anguish. The choice is always yours.
-Susan Barbara Apollon
📷 by Jamie MacPherson
Courage does not always roar. Sometimes courage is the quiet voice at the end of the day saying, 'I will try again tomorrow.
-Mary Anne Radmacher
📷 by Jamie Street
Love yourself enough to set boundaries. Your time and energy are precious. You get to choose how you use it. You teach people how to treat you by deciding what you will and won’t accept.
REFLECTIONS OF TRUTH
Where you find Truth
Is where you find your reflection
And where you find your reflection
Is where you find love
And where you find love
Is where you find light
And where you find light
Is where you find faith
And where you find faith
Is where you find purpose
And where you find purpose
Is where you find happiness
And where you find happiness
Is where you find Truth
And when you find Truth
Truth will set you free.
One thing: you have to walk, and create the way by your walking; you will not find a ready-made path. It is not so cheap, to reach to the ultimate realization of truth. You will have to create the path by walking yourself; the path is not ready-made, lying there and waiting for you. It is just like the sky: the birds fly, but they don't leave any footprints. You cannot follow them; there are no footprints left behind.
Your need for acceptance can make you invisible in this world. Don't let anything stand in the way of the light that shines through this form. Risk being seen in all of your glory.