To me, Hell isn’t a place; it’s a state of mind. It is a psychological self-imprisonment in which fear is the warden. It is a result of not living in alignment with your goals, dreams, and purpose. It is to find yourself in the endless emotional agony of, “What if?
Steve Maraboli (via liquid-diamonds-flowing)
Be aware of those moments when the walls come up around your heart. It is a dangerous time. You close off from love. You close off from support. You close off from connection. It is in the moments where we most want to close off that we must open. We must do the opposite of what fear is telling us. We must resist the need to self-protect and instead make ourselves more vulnerable than ever. Keep opening. Keep sharing. Keep asking for help. Keep showing up, no matter what. We are all in this together. You don’t have to do it alone.
Connie Chapman (via liquid-diamonds-flowing)
Being tender and open is beautiful. As a woman, I feel continually shhh’ed. Too sensitive. Too mushy. Too wishy washy. Blah blah. Don’t let someone steal your tenderness. Don’t allow the coldness and fear of others to tarnish your perfectly vulnerable beating heart. Nothing is more powerful than allowing yourself to truly be affected by things. Whether it’s a song, a stranger, a mountain, a rain drop, a tea kettle, an article, a sentence, a footstep… feel it all – look around you. All of this is for you. Take it and have gratitude. Give it and feel love.
Awake, my dear. Be kind to your sleeping heart. Take it out into the vast fields of Light, And let it breathe.
Hafiz (via missharpersworld)
There are two reasons why people don’t talk about things; either it doesn’t mean anything to them, or it means everything
Luna Adriana (via silly-luv)
You’d be surprised what lengths people will go to not to face what’s real and painful inside them.
Sometimes letting things go is an act of far greater power than defending or hanging on.
Eckhart Tolle (via thecalminside)