It’s easier to see another’s flaws than to recognize our own blind spots.
We long for love, connection, and understanding, but oftentimes we don’t know how to create it.
The purpose for thanking someone is to express our felt sense of appreciation and gratitude. We don’t take for granted what others do for us. We acknowledge that their offering took time, effort, or an awareness of our needs.
Musician Alanis Morissette points out, “We’re taught to be ashamed of confusion, anger, fear and sadness, and to me they’re of equal value as happiness, excitement and inspiration.”
"Appreciate how unique your personal aspirations are. Chances are that what you wish for yourself is very different than what others dream about. You may also find that your ideal future self is well within reach. There may be many characteristics of your current life that you choose to maintain unchanged – the things you appreciate and are grateful for, and other things that are easily attainable."
I have named you queen.
There are taller than you, taller.
There are purer than you, purer.
There are lovelier than you, lovelier.
But you are the queen.
When you go through the streets
No one recognizes you.
No one sees your crystal crown, no one looks
At the carpet of red gold
That you tread as you pass,
The nonexistent carpet.
And when you appear
All the rivers sound
In my body, bells
Shake the sky,
And a hymn fills the world.
Only you and I,
Only you and I, my love,
Listen to it.
Writing love notes, poetry to thyself. Yes I do. - ThyMind
Build a relationship with yourself.
A kind and compassionate relationship. It’s your foundation for everything.
I wanted the past to go away, I wanted
to leave it, like another country; I wanted
my life to close, and open
like a hinge, like a wing, like the part of the song
where it falls
down over the rocks: an explosion, a discovery;
to hurry into the work of my life; I wanted to know,
whoever I was, I was
for a little while.
Taking it one day at a time.
22 There is no excuse for unjustified anger; it can bring about your downfall. 23 Wait and be patient, and later you will be glad you did. 24 Keep quiet until the right time to speak, and you will gain a reputation for good sense.
The Book of Sirach
And what I learned was, what you allow is what will continue.