“Listen to your being. It is continuously giving you hints; it is a still, small voice. It does not shout at you, that is true. And if you are a little silent you will start feeling your way. Be the person you are. Never try to be another, and you will become mature. Maturity is accepting the responsibility of being oneself, whatsoever the cost. Risking all to be oneself, that’s what maturity is all about.”—)
“Be gentle with yourself. Be kind to yourself. You may not be perfect, but you are all you’ve got to work with. The process of becoming who you will be begins first with the total acceptance of who you are.”—Bhante Henepola Gunaratana (via justalittlegreen)
“You will miss a ton, but that’s OK. We’re so caught up in trying to do everything, experience all the essential things, not miss out on anything important … that we forget the simple fact that we cannot experience everything. That physical reality dictates we’ll miss most things. We can’t read all the good books, watch all the good films, go to all the best cities in the world, try all the best restaurants, meet all the great people. But the secret is: life is better when we don’t try to do everything. Learn to enjoy the slice of life you experience, and life turns out to be wonderful.”—Leo Babauta (via tobegreatful)
I’ve been gone for a bit. My oldest daughter graduated from college, so we moved her home and then found her the cutest apartment to move into. My youngest daughter is finishing her junior year of high school and there are so many end of year events to go to. But today I spent the entire day outside in my garden. So sleepy now….
“Perfectionism is the belief that if we live perfect, look perfect, and act perfect, we can minimize or avoid the pain of blame, judgment, and shame. It’s a shield. Perfectionism is a twenty-ton shield that we lug around thinking it will protect us when, in fact; it’s the thing that’s really preventing us from taking flight…at its core, is about trying to earn approval and acceptance.”—Brene Brown, PhD (via justalittlegreen)
“Lets get rich and buy our parents homes in the south of France. Lets get rich and give everybody nice sweaters and teach them how to dance. Lets gets rich and build a house on a mountain making everybody look like ants. From way up there, you and I.”—Lyrics from Ingrid Michaelson’s “You & I” (via bjornofosaka)
“You don’t know what goes on in anyone’s life but your own. And when you mess with one part of a person’s life, you’re not messing with just that part. Unfortunately, you can’t be that precise and selective. When you mess with one part of a person’s life, you’re messing with their entire life.”—Jay Asher - Thirteen Reasons Why (via littlemiss)