20 Beautiful Lines To Soothe Your Anxious Soul

Luke Gottlieb
Luke Gottlieb

1.

“Oh soul, you worry too much. You have seen your own strength. You have seen your own beauty. You have seen your golden wings. Why do you worry?” – Rumi

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“You didn’t come here to be perfect. You already are. You came her to be gorgeously human. Flawed and fabulous. And then to rise again into remembering. But unconditional love? Stop telling that story. Love, in truth, doesn’t need any other adjectives. It doesn’t require modifiers. It doesn’t require the condition of perfection. It only asks that you show up. And do your best. That you stay present and feel fully. That you shine and fly and laugh and cry and hurt and heal and fall and get back up and play and work and live and die as you. It’s enough. It’s plenty.” – Courtney A. Walsh

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“‘Does it hurt?’ Asked the rabbit. ‘Sometimes,’ said the Skin Horse, for he was always truthful. ‘When you are Real, you don’t mind being hurt.'” – The Velveteen rabbit

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“Whatever you are physically…male or female, strong or weak, ill or healthy –all those things matter less than what your heart contains. If you have the soul of a warrior, you are a warrior. All those other things, they are the class that contains the lamp, but you are the light inside” – Cassandra Clare

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“If you are broken and they have left you, do not question whether you were enough. The problem was you were so enough they were not able to carry it.” – Rupi Kaur

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“This letter is to you. The you that’s had a rough week. The you that seems to be under constant storm clouds. The you that feels invisible. The you that doesn’t know how much longer you can hold on. The you that has lost faith. The you that always blames yourself for everything that goes wrong. To you. You are incredible. You make this world a little bit more wonderful. You have so much potential and so many things left to do. You have time. Better things are coming your way, so please hang in there. You can do it.” – Jodi Ann Bickley

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“What I’ve learned from life is that for every inch of sadness lies a foot of happiness ahead. I’ve learned that the simplest of times brings the grandest of pleasures and the hardest goodbyes often lead to the best hellos. I’ve learned that crazy chances guide us to unexpected discoveries and that tough times unveil the sincerity of people. I’ve learned that you have to hold onto your smile every day and free yourself of that frown.” – EJC

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For last year’s words belong to last year’s language, and next year’s words await another voice. – T.S. Eliot

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Our stories are all so many things: Heavy and light. Beautiful and difficult. Hopeful and uncertain. But our stories aren’t finished yet. There is still time, for things to heal, change, and grow. There is still time to be surprised. We are stories still going, you and I. We are stories still going. – Jamie Tworkowski

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“That was her magic, she could still see the sunset, even on the darkest days.” – Atticus

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“I can see it. This one moment when you know you’re not a sad story. You are alive, and you stand up and see the lights on the buildings and everything that makes you wonder. And you’re listening to that song on that drive with the people you love most in the world. And in this moment, I swear we are infinite.” – The Perks of Being a Wallflower

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“She could never go back and make some of the details pretty. All she could do was move forward and make the whole beautiful.” –Terri St. Cloud

13.

“Yes, some of us are broken, but in every pile of rubble there is something worth salvaging.” – Rudy Francisco

14.

“Then, she began to breathe, and live, and every moment took her to a place where goodbyes were hard to come by. She was in love, but not in love with someone or something, she was in love with her life. And for the first time, in a long time, everything was inspiring.” – R.M. Drake

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“I think that we are like stars. Something happens to burst us open; but when we burst open and think we are dying; we’re actually turning into a supernova. And then when we look at ourselves again, we see that we’re suddenly more beautiful than we ever were before.” ― C. Joybell C.

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“I wanted a perfect ending. Now I’ve learned, the hard way, that some poems don’t rhyme, and some stories don’t have a clear beginning, middle, and end. Life is about not knowing, having to change, taking the moment and making the best of it, without knowing what’s going to happen next. Delicious Ambiguity.” ― Gilda Radner

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“And now that you don’t have to be perfect, you can just be good.” – John Steinbeck

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“What we have to remember is that we can still do anything. We can change our minds. We can start over. The notion that it’s too late to do anything is comical. It’s hilarious. We can’t, we must not lose this sense of possibility because in the end, it’s all we have.” –Marina Keegan

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In the end, the shadow was only a small and passing thing: there was a light and high beauty forever beyond its reach. –J.R.R Tolkein

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“Here is my secret. It is very simple: it is only with the heart that one can see rightly; what is essential is invisible to the eye.” – The Little Prince

Colleen George

a small girl with a million thoughts

The only thing separating where you are from where you want to be is the quality of your thinking.

Your greatest limit is your mind. You are the single most powerful thing standing in your way, and you don’t even realize it most of the time.

What do you think is the most likely outcome of your future life? That’s the unconscious outline of your future. You arrive where you’re headed, not because nothing else is possible, but because you commit yourself to a path with your thoughts. Be willing to see impossible change. Consider things you never have before. Blow the lid off your life.

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