I learned how to have the courage to tell my story, the kindness not to tell others’ and the objectivity to know the difference.
When we are the ones who make them, we are the ones who can overcome them.
Make more time for people than you do things.
An exhaustive list of (productive) things to think about other than the issue at hand.
Notice how we only feel we are doing “something” when that “something” can be externally measured… by other people?
Children’s meditations, lucid writing, binaural beats, walking meditations.
Take yourself out to dinner.
The most important thing you can spend your time investing in is understanding what your instincts feel like.
Once when I was in therapy in high school, a counselor told me she was very concerned about when I got to middle age, because I would have accomplished the things I was placing all of my peace-of-mind on. And then there would be nothing.
Now we realize the people who most effortlessly “fit in” were only the ones who were most willing to sacrifice themselves. Now we realize that being “cool” wasn’t a desirable thing, not the way we defined it — but we saw no other choice.