find peace of mind

Do not over analyze and take things for what they are. Doing too many calculations in the mind can blow things out of proportion. So take it lightly. Live peacefully.
—  Nicole Addison @thepowerwithin

D̬͚̲͈̞̣̥̲̯̭̣̻͉̲o̞͉̞̯͖̻̫̟̫͍͔͎̩͙ͅ ̰̝̜̜͎̥̫̪̱͇̜̤̙̯̯̩̤̺̬y̲̯͇̻̰̻̣̺̳̬̰̮̥̳͚̣ͅo̖̪͖̫̳͈̘͉̘̘͇̪͕u̘͈̜̪̣ ̣̺͉̫͇̳͚͓̫u͕̤͓͙̠̠̯̣̪͓̠͈͙̭̦ͅn̤̙̳̗̻̩͉̥̝̫̱̲̭̫̗̬ͅͅͅd̺̪̭̙̲̩̟͍̠͈̬̜̻͉̯̹̜̮͉e͍̖̱͇̦͖͚r̟̯͈s̼̺̖͈̞t̫͙̦͇̖̜̟̺a̲̙̥̫̹͚͈̖̖̺̳͈̲̜͕͖͖ͅn̦̬̪̭̯̻̟̞̘͖̬̹̦̣ḍ̬̰̻̤̦̪͉͚̖̘̻͈̹̝̺͙ ̯̥͈͚̺̼̯̭͉̜̫̲̤ͅm͉͙͍̯̘̼e̱̗̖̺̱ͅ?̪̯͚̥̲̻̣̗̰̩̤̪͇͙͖̰̜ ̟̝̤̠̝

Ṇ̭̩̟̗̥̗̼̣͕̬͖̯̪̏̇̽̋̊͛̈́͒̀͋͋͋̚ȏ̗̙̱̻͉͍̫͚̣̮͙͎̫̖͎͎̔̽͋̆̑ͬ̋̌ͤ͊ͭ̉̿ͫ̓ḇ̬̪̳͔̗̦͖͍̯̰̗̮͉̺͔ͣ́ͦͥ̊̀o̻̘̦̯̩̠̪͈̪̫̯̥͉͐͊̉̎̇͊͗͑̎̑̈ͬ̉d̖̤̦̜̹̦̣̻͔̮̫̖̑͋̊́̔ͦ̆͋͗̂̆̿ͤͅy̗̙̗̩̝̣ͣ̔̅̓ͦ́̉̆̂̓ͣ̄͒́ͦ̒ ̘̰̰̗̠̽̽͌͌̇̓̓̽͋̒͊͒̊̾̒̋̈ͅͅͅḏ̠̗͇ͨ̿ͦͤ͒̀ͯ̉ͩ͋̔͒͊̐͒ͅö̩̣͚͍͕̦͕́̈́̓e͕͓̩̥͇̥͖̱̦̮͕̘̺̮̠̝̰̓ͣ͛̓͋̍ͭ͌̿ͩs̥̫̻͈͇͚̯̞̤̐ͧͤͣͧͩͮͤͣ̀̅̚.̪͈̞̺̰͓̹̝͚̰̫̹̣̠̬̗̈́ͭ̆̉ͤͤ͒̊̿ͫͅ

Don’t let anything stand between you and where you’d like to go. Push passed all obstacles as you head towards the direction of your dreams. Even if you don’t know exactly where that may be, go where your heart leads you.
—  Nicole Addison @thepowerwithin
Live in harmony with yourself and with the world around you. Be content with your current situation, but always strive for positive improvement. Create a balance. Live peacefully.
—  Nicole Addison @thepowerwithin
Sometimes your life will have unexpected turns. Ups and downs. Curves and bumps. You never know when the most pleasant surprise can be amongst them.
—  Nicole Addison @thepowerwithin
mbti as beautiful/aesthetic words

intp: syzygy (n) an alignment of celestial bodies
istj: vellichor (n) the strange wistfulness of used bookshops
infp: nefelibata (n) “cloud walker” one who lives in the clouds of their own imaginations or dreams; one who does not obey the conventions of society, literature, or art
estp: clinomania (n) excessive desire to stay in bed
istp: pluviophile (n) someone who finds joy and peace of mind during rainy days
esfj: eloquence (n) the art of using language in an apt, fluent way
estj: petrichor (n) the pleasant, earthy smell after rain
isfp: phosphenes (n) the light and colors produced by rubbing your eyes
infj: sonder (n) the realization that each passerby has a life as vivid and complex as your own
enfj: limerence (n) the state of being infatuated with another person
isfj: ethereal (adj) extremely delicate, light, not of this world
esfp: supine (adj) lying face upwards
intj: luminescence (n) light produced by chemical, electrical, or physiological means
enfp: chatoyant (adj) varying in colour when seen in different lights or from different angles
entj: denouement (n) the final resolution of a plot
entp: defenestration (n) the act of throwing someone out of a window

May clouds lift you, and
stars guide a safe passage.
I send my love and pray
it reaches you in time.

I could not lighten the burden
this world had on your shoulders.
And I was never there when the
weight began to take its toll.
For that, I am sorry.
I am sorry for the years
it’s taken me to understand
what you’ve done for me.
What you’ve sacrificed.

I am sorry for not loving you more.
But sometimes you can’t see just how
lucky you are to have met such a person,
until you lose them. And I’m not trying
to make excuses, I am in the wrong.
But I’m just saying I didn’t know how
much I took for granted until it was gone.

And I am much too late now, but
this is me, trying to find some sort
of peace of mind; perhaps for the both
of us. I hope you get this before you go.

—  “May you rest easy” remnant-thoughts

As human beings, we can often be hardest critics. We tend to look our flaws and mistakes and constantly toil with what we should’ve done differently, how we can be better, or what’s wrong with us. Even though it’s great to want to improve, it’s not healthy at all to start looking to ourselves for the strength to pick how ourselves back up. This only comes from the Lord.

He gives strength to the weary and increases the power of the weak. -Isaiah 40:29

As the children of God are being reminded in Isaiah 40, we must remember this to be true for our lives too: it is God who gives us strength. There is no amount of things we can tell ourselves or criticize ourselves of that will solve the issues in our lives. It is only the strength we reason from His Spirit through a relationship with Jesus.

So say goodbye to beating yourself up over the reasons why you’re single, or why you haven’t found the right job, or why your business hasn’t taken off, or why you can’t seem to find a peace of mind lately. Yes, we are all sinners, make our own decisions in life, and have to take responsibility for our actions, but the strength to keep going and the grace that we need to get back up after we have fallen comes from what God gives alone!

If you’re feeling like you can’t get past a feeling or a flaw or anything else in your life, remember to look to the Lord. He’s the One who is going to build you up when you’re tearing yourself down. He’s the One that is going to continue to breathe life into you when others have tried to tear you down too. Take courage! God is with you and because of that, there is no reason to face your battles on your own. Even when it comes to something as small as feeling embarrassed after you sent someone a heartfelt text and they never responded, and even when you’re feeling insecure about the way you look, look to your Father. He will Life you up in all of this.

Written by @morganhnichols for #TheDevoCo