It is not until you learn to look at yourself, through the truth of who you are, that you can look at someone else.
Leave your hair natural. Let your beard grow out. Leave the makeup in the bag. Wear comfortable clothes. Stop worrying so much about your looks and start looking around you. You have missed so much beauty trying to become beautiful. You have missed your own worth trying to become worthy. Let the mask break open. Let it lie on the floor. Let yourself be seen. Let yourself see.
To be hurt is, sometimes, a lucky thing-a fortunate interruption along a road that otherwise may have ended in blindly hurting others. When we heal from being hurt by a person, we realize the importance of not hurting people. Perhaps it is not the most fun way to learn this lesson, but it is a method of life’s teachings nonetheless.
The most important freedom is freedom from your own self-judgment.
We all know, intuitively, that if something is humanly possible, it is possible for ourselves.
What if no one is coming to discover your hidden talents, to acknowledge your untapped potential, to heal you, to save you from yourself? What if the saviour was always supposed to be you? What if that’s why it hasn’t worked out with anyone else?
Fear becomes a self-fulfilling prophecy. Thinking that there is something to be avoided manifests something to avoid.
I can’t tell you how many times in my life I have been told that I have “control issues
Only love that continues to flow in the face of anger, blame, and indifference can be called love. All else is simply a transaction.
Every person is driven to self-deceive, simply to get out of the discomfort of the truth. The best relationships are with people who will not let you be blind. They reveal your hidden strengths and your concealed wounds.