If I’m able to, then perhaps I’ll be closer to portraying a true expression of love.
-Hayao Miyazaki (x)
Stop setting yourself
on fire for someone who
stays to watch you burn.
A woman in harmony with her spirit is like a river flowing. She goes where she will without pretense and arrives at her destination prepared to be herself, and only herself.
Anonymous asked: Thank you for the inspiration. You always seem so positive. I'm going through a journey of discovering my own spirit. So thank you. Best wishes. Namaste.
Oh goodness, I’m hardly as positive as you may think I am. I certainly try to be, & at times I certainly fool myself into thinking I am, but it’s just not the case. I have a lot of growing to do. I actually use Tumblr so that I’ll always have little nuggets to look back on as a way to remind myself of important messages for living a intention-filled life.
Today I actually had a terrifying revelation where I realized how hard it is for me to show compassion toward people who I may dislike, who frustrate me, or who, in some cases, bully me. So I called myself out on this & refuse to let myself go on believing that it’s okay to wish additional suffering onto anyone, for any reason whatsoever. Everyone deserves compassion in this world & we all have the power to do the right thing.
You have to stop believing that you need other people’s permission to be okay with yourself. That however you do or don’t align with what other people value determines your worth. That however the world does or doesn’t show you kindness is a direct reflection of how much you deserve it. You have to be kind to yourself. Even, and probably most especially, when it seems least deserved.