Category: Inspirations

Inspirations

How to Journal Away Your Disappointment in Yourself

“Forgive yourself for not knowing better at the time. Forgive yourself for giving away your power. Forgive yourself for past behaviors. Forgive yourself for the survival patterns and traits you picked up while enduring trauma. Forgive yourself for being who you needed to be.” ~Audrey Kitching “I can’t do this.” “Why do I look so […]

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How to Practice Joy and Bravery

“We can complain because rose bushes have thorns, or rejoice because thorns have roses.” ~Alphonse Karr “You should have told them. You should have told them you like it. They need to know people are happy there.” “I know I should have. But I didn’t want to seem insensitive or make anyone feel bad.” We […]

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Never Forget That You Have the Power to Choose

“If we are peaceful, if we are happy, we can smile, and everyone in our family, our entire society, will benefit from our peace.” ~Thich Nhat Hanh Dedicate today to the power of choice. Your choice. You can’t choose everything that you experience in life, but what you can choose is mightier than any circumstance, […]

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How to Free Yourself from Your Spiritual Drama

“You have no friends. You have no enemies. You only have teachers.” ~Ancient Proverb My very wise aunt, a talented psychotherapist and one of my spiritual teachers, has told me many times that the people, places, and things that trigger us are just “props in our spiritual drama.” This phrase has stuck with me for […]

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The Power of Saying No (Even to People You Love)

“When you say yes to others, make sure you are not saying no to yourself.” ~Paulo Coelho “Yes, of course…” “Yes, that’s no trouble at all…” “Yes, I can do that…” “Yes, I’d love to help…” Yes, yes, yes. “Yes” seemed to be the key word in my relationships with partners, family, friends, and colleagues. I wanted […]

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If You’re Afraid of Death, Like Me…

“When I see the blindness and the wretchedness of man, when I regard the whole silent universe and man without light, left to himself and, as it were, lost in this corner of the universe, without knowing who has put him there, what he has come to do, what will become of him at death, […]