Ask yourself: what’s good about this moment right now? Is the sun out? Can you hear birds? Are you drinking coffee? Can you smell freshly cut grass? Is your bed soft and warm? These little things are oh so precious and yet seem so arbitrary.
I’ve been actively trying to be more mindful lately…It suddenly dawned on me that my days were blurring together and I wasn’t really taking anything in. I guess that’s what happens when you get in the groove of a routine.
But its not really living is it…I find being aware of my surroundings, my own emotions and the people around me makes me feel considerably more fulfilled in life.
Be yourself. No, not the person that everyone expects you to be. No, not the one that you are pressured into being. But your TRUE self. Only you know who this individual is, so meet them, greet them, and stay close to them.
You’ll be fine… Feeling unsure and lost is part of your path. Don’t avoid it. See what those feelings are showing you and use it. Take a breath. You’ll be okay. Even if you don’t feel okay all the time.
Let go of the judgments you hold of yourself from the past. Today is a new day and reliving the past is a great way to waste it. You are not guaranteed a tomorrow - so why waste today?
Look at everything that has happened so far and instead of judging yourself - see what you can learn from it. Understand the lessons the past has to teach you and know that the universe was looking out for you by giving you them.
Adopt the concept of pronoia into your life - this is the belief that the universe is conspiring to help you. If you keep this in mind then you can find the blessing in any hardships that come your way.
The hard truth is that no matter how much you think about it - the past will never change. It is up to you to learn from those experiences and make yourself better - not bitter.
I used to hate myself for the things I allowed to happen to me - until I realised this was pointless. The only thing you attract with self hate is more hate from the external world. You attract what you are.
The only way to heal yourself is to love yourself. You can do this by adopting belief systems that serve you and leave behind those that don’t. See yourself with unconditional positive regard and move forward in your life knowing that the best is yet to come.
Tomorrow will be better than yesterday if you start loving yourself today.
“I love being horribly straightforward. I love sending reckless text messages (because how reckless can a form of digitized communication be?) and telling people I love them and telling people they are absolutely magical humans and I cannot believe they really exist. I love saying, “Kiss me harder,” and “You’re a good person,” and, “You brighten my day.” I now live my life as straight-forward as possible.
Because one day, I might get hit by a bus.
Maybe it’s weird. Maybe it’s scary. Maybe it seems downright impossible to just be- to just let people know you want them, need them, feel like, in this very moment, you will die if you do not see them, hold them, touch them in some way whether it’s your feet on their thighs on the couch or your tongue in their mouth or your heart in their hands.
But there is nothing more beautiful than being vulnerable.
And there is nothing more risky than pretending not to care.
We are young and we are human and we are beautiful and we are not as in control as we think we are. We never know who needs us back. We never know the magic that can arise between ourselves and other humans.