1. Tell yourself you love yourself. Even if it isn’t true. Even if when you look in the mirror, you breathe a sigh of dissatisfaction. Eventually your mind and heart will sync.
2. Do what makes you happy, if you’re only doing it because it makes you happy. But the clothes you want because they make you feel good, not because you’re trying to be someone else.
3. Stop. Listen to yourself. Drown out everything else. If you cannot hear your own thoughts, you will never know what the true direction to take is. Trust yourself enough to follow your heart."
1. You caught me at the most vulnerable part of my life. I had never been more alone and I felt as though no one would ever love me. You showed me the strongest love I have ever felt. I took you for granted, I was too unhappy in myself to see how amazing you are. Know this: I felt what you felt. It was young, reckless and impulsive. I loved every minute of it. And I loved you.
2. You broke my heart. I wanted so much from you and I was ready to give it all up for you. You weren’t ready, and I think the sense of rejection I felt from this is what hurt the most. The love I have for you is the most real and pure I have ever felt. I think about you every day. Consciously, I understand that you will never give yourself to me but that understanding doesn’t stop me from hoping that every time I see you, you’ll realise that we are fate.
3. I think I saw the real you, and that made me fall in love with you. I could see the goodness in you every time I looked in your eyes. I was in awe of you. You were so secure, so strong willed. Being around you was a double edged sword because the deeper I fell in love with you, the more insecure I felt about myself. I aspire to be like you. I still feel a genuine admiration and love for you.
I believe that it’s important to acknowledge the milestones in your life. The road we walk is scattered with souls that we either find a home in or learn from and continue on. In order to understand our lives, we need to be honest about what we feel.
I’ve always loved Deepak. I’ve also read a fair amount of Ekhart Tolle, purely for the flair in his writing. Although, I will say that one of he most life changing books I’ve read is “Drink, Smoke, Pass Out” by Judith Lucy. Hilariously insightful.
If you obsess over whether you are making the right decision, you are basically assuming that the universe will reward you for one thing and punish you for another.
The universe has no fixed agenda. Once you make any decision, it works around that decision. There is no right or wrong, only a series of possibilities that shift with each thought, feeling, and action that you experience.
If this sounds too mystical, refer again to the body. Every significant vital sign- body temperature, heart rate, oxygen consumption, hormone level, brain activity, and so on- alters the moment you decide to do anything… decisions are signals telling your body, mind, and environment to move in a certain direction"