A Life Of Fearlessness

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I think there is a certain age, for women, when you become fearless. It may be a different age for every woman, I don’t know. It’s not that you stop fearing things: I’m still afraid of heights, for example. Or rather, of falling — heights aren’t the problem. But you stop fearing life itself. It’s when you become fearless in that way that you decide to live. Perhaps it’s when you come to the realization that the point of life isn’t to be rich, or secure, or even to be loved — to be any of the things that people usually think is the point. The point of life is to live as deeply as possible, to experience fully. And that can be done in so many ways.
Theodora Goss

May your choices reflect your hopes, not your fears.
Nelson Mandela

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No One Is ‘Made For You’

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No other person on this planet was made for you, they were made for themselves. Love is all about choices. No one is going to be perfect for you, and I think we need to stop raising everyone on the belief that someone out there, just one other person in the whole world, was ‘made for you’ because it isn’t true. No one is made for you, besides you. Other people belong to themselves. If you want to make it work with someone, it’s about hard work, understanding, compassion, communication, and choice.
Hightaako

Don’t rush into any kind of relationship. Work on yourself. Feel yourself, experience yourself, and love yourself. Do this first and you will soon attract that special loving other.
Russ Von Hoelscher

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When You’re Fighting Depression…

Slow down

1. Remind yourself that thoughts and feelings aren’t facts. Often we think extreme and negative things which are not completely true in reality. Try to get perspective and be more balanced – and try to counteract accusing, negative thoughts.

2. Be patient, understanding and gentle with yourself. When you’re fighting depression or are feeling overwhelmed, that uses up a lot of your energy. Accept that today is going to be harder and put fewer expectations and demands upon yourself.

3. Do one small thing as it will help you to get moving and feel more hopeful as you see yourself making some progress. Also, keeping yourself busy will interrupt your thinking and will help stop your feelings from getting even worse.

4. Although it’s not usually helpful to isolate ourselves, be wise in the people that you choose to be around. If other people are too happy or too harsh and critical, it will compound your feelings of negativity. Instead, try and spend time with people who are gentle and calm and who help you feel accepted and more positive.

5. Remember that tomorrow could be a better day. You just need to find the energy to make it through today.

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The Difference Between ‘I Like You’ And ‘I Love You’

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What is the difference between ‘I like you’ and ‘I love you? Beautifully answered by the Buddha: ‘When you like a flower you just pluck it; when you love a flower you water it daily.’ The one who understands this understands life.
Unknown

Go and love someone exactly as they are. Then, watch how they transform into the greatest, truest version of themselves. When one feels seen and appreciated in their own essence, one is instantly empowered.
Wes Angelozzi

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So What?

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If you remember that life is fluid, you’ll never feel stuck. Nothing is the end all or your only option. When something ends, it’s your time to start something new. It doesn’t matter how often doors close if you’re always moving forward. Don’t dwell or try to open those old doors. The more you keep moving, the more you’ll see life is working in your favor.
My Aurelia

Sometimes people let the same problem make them miserable for years when they could just say, so what. That’s one of my favorite things to say. So what.
Andy Warhol

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7 Things You Should Never Be Ashamed Of

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1. Listening to your intuition.

2. Respecting and standing up for yourself.

3. Making your own choices & living your own life.

4. Taking time for yourself & investing in self-care.

5. Feeling and respecting your own emotions.

6. Following your heart & investing in your dreams.

7. Letting go of the past (that’s not who you are today).

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