You’re disappointed when you
don’t become all at once. You
want to be the Big Bang, you
want to be the perfect you now
so that you can get on with living.
Growing is a chore, but trees don’t
get their rings by exploding out of
the ground all haphazard and
towering. People are mayflies, the
truth is our whole lives are about
becoming and once we have
become it’s just about over. Don’t
throw away the years in the dirt;
everything extravagant has
started out small.
When you love yourself, the natural result is overflowing love for all the people you encounter. If you do not love and accept others around you (as they are, whatever they do), this is sure sign that there is more work to do to love yourself.
Gananathamritananda Swamiji (via panatmansam)
I like messy people; people who don’t fit in a box or stay between the lines, but whose integrity is greater than any rule book and whose loyalty is stronger than blood.
Jim Wern (via freeromantics)
Get centered and calm yourself down. An anxious mind can’t take you where you need to go. Recognize that true power resides within you, never outside of you. Keep your eyes on the prize and don’t allow yourself to be thrown off course. There is power in the pursuit of your dream. Continue to go after your dream, regardless of the obstacles, rejection, or things that will be thrown into your path. Go around, go through, or leap over them and remind yourself what this dream really means to you. Going after your dream will give you power that you don’t even know you have. Embrace the challenges because they build character, resiliency and faith. You were born to succeed. You have greatness within you.
Les Brown (via freeromantics)