Category Archives: self-compassion

Some things cannot be fixed; they can only be carried. ~Megan Devine

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To allow oneself to be carried away by a multitude of conflicting concerns, to surrender to too many demands, to commit oneself to too many projects, to want to help everyone in everything, is to succumb to the violence of … Continue reading

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Forgive yourself for not knowing what you didn’t know before you learned it. ~Maya Angelou

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You don’t have to save the world, but you can be in the world – that’s where the beauty comes from. ~Daphne Zuniga

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The world’s spiritual geniuses seem to discover universally that the mind’s muddy river, this ceaseless flow of trivia and trash, cannot be dammed, and that trying to dam it is a waste of effort that might lead to madness. Instead … Continue reading

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I thought I could describe a state; make a map of sorrow. Sorrow, however, turns out to be not a state but a process. ~C.S. Lewis (A Grief Observed)

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If we load too many expectations on ourselves to live extraordinary lives, such as waiting for some undying passion to come our way, we stagger under the burden of our dreams. ~Sally Brampton

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Don’t underestimate the value of doing nothing, of just going along, listening to all the things you can’t hear, and not bothering. ~Winnie the Pooh

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If you wait until you can do everything for everybody, instead of something for somebody, you’ll end up not doing anything for anybody. ~Malcolm Bane

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Your body is not an ornament, it is the vehicle to your dreams. ~Taryn Brumfitt

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