“I need to be alone. I need to ponder my shame and my despair in seclusion; I need the sunshine and the paving stones of the streets without companions, without conversation, face to face with myself, with only the music of my heart for company.”—Henry Miller (via onlinecounsellingcollege)
“Surround yourself with people who know your worth. You do not need too many people to make you happy, just a few real ones who appreciate you for exactly who you are.”—Unknown (via onlinecounsellingcollege)
“I wish you the best of luck
during the days when
you lose your last ounce
of hope because
that $5 coffee spills
on your brand new shirt
and your eyes wander around
looking for a friendly smile
but you only find sluggish
and apathetic stares
from callous strangers.
I assure you that in this life,
there will be a time when
‘You’ become the only person
who can save your life.”—
“We were fighting a few days ago. I asked you what you were thinking about, and you said ‘nothing.’ Without missing a beat, I thought, ‘It takes years of meditation to think of absolutely nothing,’ and I stormed out. Infuriated, I walked in the rain wondering why I felt like this. It took me a while, because I’m a little slow, but I realized that what made my blood boil wasn’t the fact that we were pissed off at each other, it was the indifference.
Do you know the quote, ‘The opposite of love is not hate, it’s indifference?’
Well, it’s true.
Anger will be a part of you for as long as you live. Accept it. It’s a normal emotion; a reaction to a perceived threat to ourselves, our loved ones, our property, our self-image, or some part of our identity. Anger is a warning bell that tells us something is wrong.
Indifference on the other hand, is a coping mechanism to feel nothing. It’s an island in your brain where nobody can touch you; it makes the person you’re hiding from feel like you gave up on them.
It’s always easier to ignore the real issue and kick it under the rug. But after a while, indifference always sends you a bill of: broken friendships, messy divorces and a lonely bitter life.
I say, undress your anger and figure out what’s hiding underneath. I guarantee you that the world will become a little warmer.”—