Self-love isn’t a matter of just eating well, exercising and positive affirmations. It is taking the time to mourn the illusion of loss and death of your former Self. Loss of other leads to discovery of Self.
The moment you no longer concern yourself with the opinions that others place on you, is the moment you become free and unstoppable.
There is a deeper truth to every experience. Is it right or wrong? There is no right or wrong. Only learning and understanding.
Often we get caught up reflecting on our past. We ask ourselves if we had done things different, what would our lives be like now? The answer is, You did everything you knew how to do with the tools, knowledge and resources you had in that moment. Therefore, we are always exactly where we are meant to be. Lessons, never regret.
True love was once a reality. Then we woke up in the 21st century and substituted connection for dating apps, Courtship for superficial exchange, intimacy for sex, and love for convenience.
When people avoid you, it’s not that they don’t like you. It’s that they fear you and don’t like the part of themselves you illuminate. In other words, it is easier to demonize others than to face ourselves. Don’t take it personally, it’s their problem, not yours. You are free while they remain a victim of their own self-denial.
Many talk of Self-love and not giving love to others who do not appreciate it. Love is something that should never be withheld. Learn to discern the line where self-love is comprised for other. Love is never wasted, just transferred.
The antidote to arrogance is love. Humility is the result.
Heartbreak is not a bad thing. It teaches us many things about ourselves. One lesson is that we deserve more than we were once willing to settle for. Sometimes it is not a matter of jealousy, bitterness, or resentment. It is just matters of fact. Words do not define character, actions do.
The one who loved you at your worst deserves your best. You are the ONE!
Empathy is taking the time to listen to others with the intention of understanding their perspective. We can’t truly understand what it is like to have an experience that we haven’t had but we can try. Arrogance is assuming our perspective is the only one that matters. That is limiting, not expansive. Nothing drives people apart more than arrogance and empathy brings them together.
When people walk away, it’s not that they hate you. It’s that they love themselves.
Our greatest teachers are not ourselves. They are the people we love most but who can not and will not validate or love us. They teach us how to validate and love ourselves. Be grateful to them, not bitter. Love, not pain, is the master instructor.
We all recognize the maternal bond as a sacred connection between Mother and Child. I believe there is an equally powerful and sacred paternal connection. One we have just failed to recognize, fully appreciate, and honor within ourselves as Fathers and as a Collective. Happy Fathers Day to all you kick ass Dads.
It’s better to be brutally honest with people then to allow assumptions to take root. We are so worried about hurting others feelings that we hurt others feelings.
Some people teach us about ourselves, some teach us about others. Both are equally important and mutually interdependent.
Ego is self-judgment. It is the part of you that dictates who and how you must be. It is the part of you that makes you feel bad when you don’t meet its expectations.