I crave space. It charges my batteries. It helps me breathe. Being around people can be so exhausting, because most of them love to take and barely know how to give. Except for a rare few.
Katie Kacvinsky, First Comes Love (via quotethat)
I wish you the best of luck
during the days when
you lose your last ounce
of hope because
that $5 coffee spills
on your brand new shirt
and your eyes wander around
looking for a friendly smile
but you only find sluggish
and apathetic stares
from callous strangers.
I assure you that in this life,
there will be a time when
‘You’ become the only person
who can save your life.
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I really like the saying “numbers don’t define you” because it does not say which numbers, it does not say that it is the numbers on the scales or the mark on a test. It says that all number don’t define you , whether it’s the number of times you’ve had sex or haven’t or the number of followers you have it is saying that these numbers don’t define who you are. you do , your personality and actions define you not the numbers that you have surrounded yourself with
Poppy Loader Spiller “things I have yet to learn and must remember” (via n0tenough4you)
I’ve reached the point in my life where I don’t really care about impressing other people. It’s great if they like me just the way I am - but if they don’t that’s their loss, and it doesn’t really matter.
OCC (via onlinecounsellingcollege)
You must recognize that your real enemy, the thief who steals your happiness, is the inner thief, the one inside your mind.
Lama Yeshe (via thecalminside)
Whether it’s delivered through a virginity pledge or by a barely dressed tween pop singer writhing across the television screen, the message is the same: a woman’s worth lies in her ability - or her refusal - to be sexual. And we’re teaching American girls that, one way or another, their bodies and their sexuality are what make them valuable. The sexual double standard is alive and well, and it’s irrevocably damaging young women.
Jessica Valenti, The Purity Myth (via murphisthinking)
I wanted to look like a “normal” person. I didn’t want to be defined by my weight. I wanted people to see beyond the fat—to see me, but we live in a world that is so absorbed with perfection and beauty that we no longer see people
We promote a false image of beauty that devalues the individual.
Check out our previous post to read more on Andrew’s journey with self worth. (via soworthloving)
The mind is using you. You are unconsciously identified with it, so you don’t even know that you are its slave. It’s almost as if you were possessed without knowing it, and so you take the possessing entity to be yourself. The beginning of freedom is the realization that you are not the possessing entity - the thinker. Knowing this enables you to observe the entity. The moment you start watching the thinker, a higher level of consciousness becomes activated. You then begin to realize that there is a vast realm of intelligence beyond thought, that thought is only a tiny aspect of that intelligence. You also realize that all the things that truly matter - beauty, love, creativity, joy, inner peace - arise from beyond the mind. You begin to awaken.
Eckhart Tolle (via abiding-in-peace)