Saying no to settling for nice, pleasant, and familiar. I want to keep looking until I find people, interests, possessions, music, books, and art that really move me and resonate with my core.?
Curate every aspect of your life as much as you can to build yourself your own world of fulfilling experiences. It’s in the things that deeply inspire us that we find ourselves.
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Remembering our past is like watching a film strip in action in our minds. Memories get printed onto a film strip are colored by the feelings of the people who inhabit those memories.
While our memories aren't really ever forgotten, the feelings associated with them can be forgotten. How you feel about a certain memory can change and dictates its significance. Maybe you won't quite forget every memory, but you will look at them with less importance as time progresses. As time passes we have new experiences and knowledge, which help us to learn to live with them.
You got to know when it’s time to turn the chapter to allow something better to come along. Evolving involves eliminating.?
Some of the most unfortunate events in your life will propel you right in your next best season. Embrace them.
What I’ve learned from life is that for every inch of sadness lies a foot of happiness ahead. I’ve learned that the simplest of times brings the grandest of pleasures and that the hardest goodbyes often lead to the best hellos. I’ve learned that crazy chances guide us to unexpected discoveries and that tough times unveil the sincerity of people.
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Whenever you find yourself doubting how far you can go, just remember how far you have come. Remember everything you have faced, all the battles you have won and all the fears you have overcome. You’re a fighter so keep on kicking ass at life.
One day, you’ll tell your story of how you’ve overcome what you are going through now and it will become part of someone else’s survival guide.
All the people we have met and all the people we have yet to meet, are meant to exist so we can find them. So we both could exchange a set of directions, which will guide us to the next place we are meant to go.?
And as we go, we must always believe that maybe this could be our last stop. That maybe the next person we meet will not have a set of directions, that maybe they will have more, and that maybe they will offer us something beautiful enough to inspire us to stay.
Beautiful things have dents and scratches too.
The scraped knees, the raised voices, the dirty dishes, the gray hairs, the tears in our eyes, the wrinkles in our skin... These are physical embodiments of our fight, our strength, our fortitude, our resilience, and our beauty. Perfection is overrated.
Straddling the line between freedom vs. intimacy and sense of belonging. When we show preference for one, we ultimately need to be willing to sacrifice the other to a certain degree.?
To have complete freedom, we face limitations on the level of depth with the connections we make and values like loyalty, commitment, attachment, and belonging. On the flip side, to form intimacy and a sense of belonging, we need to give up some of our freedom of choice and selfishness.?
As humans, it’s easy to yearn for both and seek to have all the benefits of a situation when, in fact, having one thing means that you cannot have the other.
You drew memories in my mind that I could never erase. You painted colors in my heart that I could never replace. Its hard to forget the humans who made you feel so alive and gave you so much to remember. Wherever a beautiful soul has been there is a trail of beautiful memories.?
It makes me think about how do I want to be remembered by the passerby in my life? I want to burn hearts with my brilliance, engulf souls with compassion, be loved for my thoughts, and leave an imprint on the mind of others.
We’re here for a good time, not a long time so add life to your days, not days to your life.?
Although as humans we all face the very same ending with life, it’s in the choices we make on how to live our life that separates our stories from one another. Every choice you make takes your story in a new direction.
There is an underlying sadness in honest art, a melancholy we feel with the ache and that longing. Honest art moves us closer to the truth.?
All these stories and songs are trying to teach us something: what a beautiful mess life is. Beautiful, broken, and begging to be redeemed.
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Dream big, work hard, and stay humble. Don’t let the criticisms nor the compliments get to your head. The extent in which we let either of those things happen determines how much we are ruled by what others think.
How lucky I am having something that makes saying goodbye so hard.?
To experience someone or something that made saying goodbye so hard means we got to experience memories that brought us so much joy. Missing favorite people is a part of life but we ought to not forget that we are lucky to have experienced such a strong bond.