If you look at the fact that you have a roof over your head, food to eat, that you are young and beautiful and live in a peaceful land, then no, you have nothing to be sad about. But the fact is, we are not only a physical body, we have souls too, and sometimes our souls get sick. If you break a leg you don’t just say ‘I have no reason to have a broken leg’ and ignore it; you seek help. It’s the same when your soul gets hurt. Don’t apologize for being sad.
How to stop obsessing over things. I literally get stuck in a rut obsessing about life myself my thoughts and drive myself insane. How do I stop. This is why I stopped smoking weed because my head goes in circles — Anonymous
Your focus, where is it? Where is the majority of your attention?
Go easy on yourself. You aren’t obligated to be, feel, or do anything.
Life is pain. Life is messy. Life hurts. But that’s not all it is. If that’s all you ever think about then that’s all you’ll ever see. Your thoughts don’t own you, rise above them. Shift your focus. Find something you love to do that involves being busy in mind, body, & soul. Embrace the pain and angst that you carry.. let it be a driving force for you to do better in the world.
You don’t have to have everything under control, it’s okay to let go. Remind yourself of the good things happening in your life. Magnify the triumphs until that’s all you can see. Practice gratitude, you have today, you have a meal, you are alive. Put things in their place, especially those of the past, they belong in the past.
Show yourself some love, don’t compare yourself to others. BE where you are. This will pass. You just have to embrace the lessons life is offering right Now. This is growth—you don’t stop it, you work through it.
"This is growth. You don’t stop it, you work through it."
We don’t learn to love each other well in the easy moments. Anyone is good company at a cocktail party. But love is born when we misunderstand one another and make it right, when we cry in the kitchen, when we show up uninvited with magazines and granola bars, in an effort to say, I love you.
it is hard. there will be droughts but you will have months of water stored from all the surging waterfalls in your heart. he will love you, you will love him; even when the butterflies are quiet, even when you feel alone in the home you made in his chest. hold on. you will find each other again. it is still love. there will be days it does not take your breath away, do not worry. you are human. it is still beautiful. it is only growing.
do not stay upset for long. remember you love him. remember he loves you. remember he makes mistakes. and when he says he’s sorry, he means it. let him say he’s sorry. forgive him.
the creak of floorboards are whispers.
you are a bird, a tree without roots, a cold morning, no wonder it is him you’ve fallen towards.
do not settle for less than a phone call when you’re upset. always tell him the truth. never be ashamed of your sadness. let him validate your feelings when he tries to.
listen to him. he may not always tell you how his heart looks. he may not be able to easily talk through his fathers cancer. ask him, be patient.
build a home in your arms and welcome him, always. he is a man but he is also a boy. don’t let either of them stay out in the cold. chances are, they both need to cry.
this is not about you. this has never been about you. let him love you but love him even when he forgets. love him when he breaks a promise. love him when he asks for forgiveness.
do not settle. love someone wholly. find a canyon, a mountain range, an impossible 2pm sunset. find a constellation, find a day where the sun never sets.
you will find him in everything. he will be 600 miles away and you’ll find the color of his eyes or the way he laughs and it’ll come like the wind; brief and full and your eyes might water and your heart might sing a foggy echo but let it. it is only fair.
he will be 600 miles away and you will feel like an attic, like a broken tea cup, like a whole lot of empty, of nothing, that can’t ever be filled.
it is okay. you are okay. you love and you love deeply. you will be okay.
drink coffee on slow mornings and think of his hands.
think of the first time he traced your palm with his fingertips and it was as if you were nothing but morning light and shifting dust. think of his smile, think of his laugh, think of his steady chest beneath your sleepy eyes. you won’t ever find a place so right than beside him. but you, too, must know, though you will not always be home.
you will always find it again.
Whatever relationships you have attracted in your life at this moment, are precisely the ones you need in your life at this moment. There is a hidden meaning behind all events, and this hidden meaning is serving your own evolution.
It’s a lot easier to be angry at someone than it is to tell them you’re hurt.
Pink Mum Center - @mp, 2010