Learn to be happy here, now, today. If you do not learn how to be happy in the present, no job, no partner, no success, no trip, no money, nothing that you are working for will be as enjoyable as you think. You cannot save up your happiness to be released when you think you deserve it. You either have it now, or you have it never.
You need to know that your heart is not always going to feel strong, that you need to forgive yourself for all the times you did not show others your very best. Forgive yourself for the times you are not able to see the best in yourself. If you’re worried that the people around you are judging you and cannot see you as a dynamic, multifaceted, emotional human being, then they are not the kind of people you need to concern yourself with.
Forgiving yourself means that you need to focus on your present moment instead of mourning the sad things from your past life.
Everything is hard, but you choose your hard. You don’t choose whether or not you’ll suffer, but you do choose what you want to suffer for.
By : Brianna Weist, 101 Essays That Will Change The Way You Think
Our happiness is not contingent, our peace is inherent.
Part of “loving yourself” is being honest with yourself about when it’s time to make a change, and not for the sake of appeasing others or the little gremlins in your head.
Our hearts are like children and our brains are like adults.
They must work together,
and strike an equilibrium of responsibility and love.
Too much power either which way is never good.