the power of self respect

respect yourself enough to say, “i deserve better”.

Accept yourself full heartedly and unconditionally. Become content with everything that you are, and who you are to become.
Not everyone will understand your journey and that’s ok, it’s not for them.
—  Unknown

The Bear is a symbol of power, strength and healing. The Bear is held in high respect by all, as it is beloved as an elder family member of the human race. Protection, Childbearing, Motherhood, Discernment, Courage and Power.

Too many young girls don’t know how to act when someone’s being inappropriate with them. They giggle or they try to brush it off. Don’t do that. Tell them to go fuck themselves, be a bitch. If someone’s being disrespectful to you, be disrespectful right back. Show them the same amount of respect that they show you.

Fellow Scorpions, this year let’s try to focus on self healing and forgiveness. Try to release all of your negative energy and resentment from your body and soul. Embrace your power with self love and respect, not hatred for other people. I believe we are all getting stronger and wiser and I have faith that we are evolving every single day. Even if you’re not a Scorpio, know that you are becoming more wise and confident with every day. Happy New Year!!

if you find you are surrounded by toxic people… 

  • CUT. 
  • THEM. 
  • OUT.
It is the phenomenon sometimes called alienation from self. In its advanced stages, we no longer answer the telephone, because someone might want something; that we could say no without drowning in self-reproach is an idea alien to this game. Every encounter demands too much, tears the nerves, drains the will, and the spectre of something as small as an unanswered letter arouses such disproportionate guilt that one’s sanity becomes an object of speculation among one’s acquaintances. To assign unanswered letters their proper weight, to free us from the expectations of others, to give us back to ourselves—there lies the great, the singular power of self-respect. Without it, one eventually discovers the final turn of the screw: one runs away to find oneself, and finds no one at home.
—  Joan Didion “On Self-Respect.”

Do what makes you happy, okay?

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03.12.17 // favorite quote

“be not a slave to your own past, plunge into the sublime seas, dive deep and swim far so you shall come back with new self respect, with new power, and with an advanced experience that shall explain and overlook the old.”

– ralph waldo emerson


 anyways, “be a voice, not an echo” is probably my favorite quote but @studytherin already did that (and it was beyond gorgeous omg) so i wanted to do something different haha. 

i went to a bookstore today to use up lots of store credit, which was a lot of fun and i finally got all the light we cannot see (i’ve been meaning to read it for a while) 

ok so i’ll admit i kinda rushed on the calligraphy (and the lighting is weird ew i don’t undeRSTAND THE LIGHTING IN MY ROOM) which is my excuse for the spacing hahaha

also, tysm everyone for 300+ followers!!! i’m so grateful to each and every one of you, whether we talk or not haha +  if i ever get there, i’ll do something for 500 or 1k maybe?

☆*:.。 march study challenge .。.:*☆