Dare to be happy. Most people don’t allow themselves the luxury of being enthusiastic, light-hearted, inspired, relaxed, or happy…It seems that a great number of people are frightened at what a happy demeanor would look like to other people…This is a very unfortunate form of self-denial.
Richard Carlson (via andkatesays)
Do YOU allow yourself to be happy?
"We can ALL do it!" by soirart
why why why why do we keep doing the same things and expect different results? I do it. You do it. We all do it. Why are we stuck in this perpetual cycle and WHAT does it take to get us out of it? What in the world does it take? Is it awareness? Because if it is, I would like a gallon of it now.
I no longer have the energy for meaningless friendships, forced interactions or unnecessary conversations. If we don’t vibrate on the same frequency there’s just no reason for us to waste our time. I’d rather have no one and wait for substance than to not feel someone and fake the funk.
Joquesse Eugenia (via wnderlst)
This can be applied to all kinds of relationships- friends, romantic. Everything.
When nobody else celebrates you, learn to celebrate yourself. When nobody else compliments you, then compliment yourself. It’s not up to other people to keep you encouraged. It’s up to you. Encouragement should come from the inside.
--Joel Osteen (via mmmmilk)
Today I had one of the most intense therapy sessions I’ve ever had. It was just …. intense. The reason it was so intense is because I’m talking about a topic that I have never truly explored. I’ve never really processed some really traumatic losses that I’ve been through at a really young age. Now that I’m 23, it’s hard to go through all the built up emotions from the last decade or so. The process is long from over but I think it’s the work I need to do to be able to go on in life, without feeling like I’m carrying a huge load of baggage with me.
I think that this is the biggest lesson I need to learn right now. But it’s really hard for me to accept.
This quote is something that I believe in from a rationale perspective (rather than a magical/destiny-related sort of way). I believe that once you experience what true intimacy and compatability feels like, it will make sense why it didn’t work out with anyone else. And hey, if it gives me a sense a serenity, I’m all for it.
I’m good at loving books. I’m good at loving soft bed sheets. I’m good at loving coffees and teas. I am good at loving things that can’t love me back, that don’t have the power to leave. And maybe, that’s why I love them.
--B.C. (via rainydaysandblankets)