Willing to experience aloneness,
I discover connection everywhere;
Turning to face my fear,
I meet the warrior who lives within;
Opening to my loss,
I gain the embrace of the universe;
Surrendering into emptiness,
I find fullness without end.
Each condition I flee from pursues me,
Each condition I welcome transforms me
And becomes itself transformed
Into its radiant jewel-like essence.
I bow to the one who has made it so,
Who has crafted this Master Game;
To play it is purest delight –
To honor its form, true devotion.
By: Jennifer Paine Welwood
“Who looks outside, dreams; who looks inside, awakes.” – Carl Gustav Jung
Most of the shadows of this life are caused by standing in one’s own sunshine.― Ralph Waldo Emerson
“My willingness to be intimate with my own deep feelings creates the space for intimacy with another.” – Shakti Gawain
“Don’t suffocate your spirit for lessons that were only meant to be lessons…. and not a life sentence.” – David Scott
“Find the love you seek, by first finding the love within yourself. Learn to rest in that place within you that is your true home.”― Sri Sri Ravi Shankar
“The best gift that you could ever give to yourself is unconditional self-love. Life without it is an empty existence.” – Edmond Mbiaka
“If you have the presence of unconditional self-love in your heart, there is no way you would allow yourself to be in an abusive relationship, just because of the fear of being alone.” – Edmond Mbiaka
“When you discover how to love yourself unconditionally, you would never desperately wait around for someone to fulfill your life.” – Edmond Mbiaka
Owning our story and loving ourselves through that process is the bravest thing that we’ll ever do.
Your relationship with yourself sets the tone for every other relationship you have.
Falling in love with yourself first doesn’t make you vain or selfish. It makes you indestructible.
You can’t pour from an empty cup. Take care of yourself first.
“In the event of a sudden loss of cabin pressure, oxygen masks will automatically descend from the ceiling. Grab the mask, and pull it over your face. If you have childs travelling with you, secure your mask before assisting with theirs”.
When you recover or discover something that nourishes your soul and brings joy, care enough about yourself to make room for it in your life.
You were born to be real, not to be perfect.
Inner peace begins the moment you choose not to allow another person or event to control your emotions.
You are free, you are powerful, you are good, you are love, you have value, you have a purpose. All is well.
You are very powerful, provided you know how powerful you are.― Yogi Bahaman
It’s not who you are that holds you back, it’s who you think you’re not.
Self-confidence is the best outfit. Confidence is the ability to feel beautiful, without needing someone to tell you.
“There are women who struggle to gain weight who are beautiful. There are women who struggle to LOSE weight who are beautiful. You know who is the most beautiful? Those who learn to love themselves the way they are. You don’t need to change for ANYONE.”― Teresa Mummer
A flower does not think of competing to the flower next to it. It just blooms.
“Love yourself enough to set boundaries. Your time and energy are precious. You get to choose how you use it. You teach people how to treat you by deciding what you will and won’t accept.” – Anna Taylor
“You are not an option, a choice or a soft place to land after a long battle. You were meant to be the one. If you can wrap yourself around the idea that you are something incredible, then you will stop excusing behavior that rapes your very soul. You were never meant to teach someone to love you. You were meant to be loved.” – Shannon L. Alder
“The absence of self-love can never be replaced with the presence of people’s love for you.” – Edmond Mbiaka
“When you’re constantly thinking of others and what they must be thinking or feeling or expecting, you wind up in this perpetual state of trying to please them. You see yourself through their eyes and you lose sight of who you are.”― Michael Soll, Scorched
I love myself for I am a beloved child of the universe and the universe lovingly takes care of me now.― Louise Hay
It isn’t what they call you, it’s what you answer to.― W.C. Fields
It is never too late to be what you might have been.― George Eliot
Plant your own garden and decorate your own soul, instead of waiting for someone to bring you flowers.― Veronica A. Shoffstall