“Millions of people have decided not be sensitive. They have grown thick skins around themselves just to avoid being hurt by anybody. But it is at great cost. Nobody can hurt them, but nobody can make them happy either.”—Osho (via psych-facts)
“Be brave. Even if you’re not, pretend to be. No one can tell the difference. Don’t allow the phone to interrupt important moments. It’s there for your convenience, not the callers. Don’t be afraid to go out on a limb. That’s where the fruit is. Don’t burn bridges. You’ll be surprised how many times you have to cross the same river. Don’t forget, a person’s greatest emotional need is to feel appreciated. Don’t major in minor things. Don’t say you don’t have enough time. You have exactly the same number of hours per day that were given to Pasteur, Michaelangelo, Mother Teresa, Helen Keller, Leonardo Da Vinci, Thomas Jefferson, and Albert Einstein. Don’t spread yourself too thin. Learn to say no politely and quickly. Don’t use time or words carelessly. Neither can be retrieved. Don’t waste time grieving over past mistakes Learn from them and move on. Every person needs to have their moment in the sun, when they raise their arms in victory, knowing that on this day, at his hour, they were at their very best. Get your priorities straight. No one ever said on his death bed, ‘Gee, if I’d only spent more time at the office’. Give people a second chance, but not a third. Judge your success by the degree that you’re enjoying peace, health and love. Learn to listen. Opportunity sometimes knocks very softly. Leave everything a little better than you found it. Live your life as an exclamation, not an explanation. Loosen up. Relax. Except for rare life and death matters, nothing is as important as it first seems. Never cut what can be untied. Never overestimate your power to change others. Never underestimate your power to change yourself. Remember that overnight success usually takes about fifteen years. Remember that winners do what losers don’t want to do. Seek opportunity, not security. A boat in harbor is safe, but in time its bottom will rot out. Spend less time worrying who’s right, more time deciding what’s right. Stop blaming others. Take responsibility for every area of your life. Success is getting what you want. Happiness is liking what you get. The importance of winning is not what we get from it, but what we become because of it. When facing a difficult task, act as though it’s impossible to fail.”—Jackson Brown Jr. (via at-kkoolook)
“The Real you, the very core of you- is untouchable, unstoppable, and unlimited…And if you give yourself permission to allow even the smallest ray of your Inner Light to glisten unimpeded, you would illuminate this world far greater than any sunrise ever could.”—Cheryl Lee Harnish (via quotestuff)
“I’m afraid of time… I mean, I’m afraid of not having enough time. Not enough time to understand people, how they really are, or to be understood myself. I’m afraid of the quick judgements or mistakes everybody makes. You can’t fix them without time.”—Ann Brashares (via onlinecounsellingcollege)
It’s like you fear to say the words, you fear it wouldn’t be true. Perhaps you find it too meaningful that you couldn’t say it to anyone; not any moment. And I find it very discreet of you. I don’t want to imply nor make you say it to me. But I wish to hear them more often. My conscious is too outspoken, I couldn’t but type this down.
I wish for someone who has the desperate need of love as I have; whenever I have it. So I wouldn’t have to ask for a favor or a need. Because my needs are their needs. And together we can fulfill every aspect of it. To feed each other from within, to reach the ultimate gratification and thus create a moment of utter joy.
“My mother said I must always be intolerant of ignorance but understanding of illiteracy. That some people, unable to go to school, were more educated and more intelligent than college professors.”—Maya Angelou (via awake-andunafraidd)
It’s not that I hate you. I hate the idea of you; the idea that you will never fail me; slicing the strings of reasoning within me. So that each pain you granted killed me a little bit more inside. I believe it is not intended but perhaps you got used to my ‘okay’ and it’s ‘fine’ because, I never wanted to live in a world where you are not in it; not when I have already found you. Gluttony of my soul would not allow me to lose you again. I knew that each time I bowed to the hurt you caused I lose a part of me. My beating desires overwhelm me sometimes. You insert fear in me, the kind of fear that I’d lose my common ground to you. I told you before that it scares me how forgiving I am with you. But I didn’t tell you that I found pleasure in vulnerability. It’s like I have finally taken off my armor and costume; revealing my skin, uncovering my wounds and surrendering my spirit to you…
“I’m not sad, but the boys who are looking for sad girls always find me. I’m not a girl anymore and I’m not sad anymore. You want me to be a tragic backdrop so that you can appear to be illuminated, so that people can say, ‘Wow, isn’t he so terribly brave to love a girl who is so obviously sad?’ You think I’ll be the dark sky so you can be the star? I’ll swallow you whole.”—Warsan Shire (via nostorybook)