This month I wanted to write about some of my favorite quotes or thoughts if you will from several authors that I feel are so profound, powerful and thought-provoking. What I love about what I do is that there is always so much more that we can learn about ourselves and how to help others. One of my main goals with my clients is to support and encourage them to feel their best. When I can come across a good book and/or can offer them a positive statement from a valuable resource, I can’t wait to share that with them. The freedom we experience when we can read or hear something that makes sense to us in our personal struggles is “awe-inspiring”.
Trust me when you are working on yourself and want things to shift in your life hearing or reading someone else’s perspective or thought is a validation and recognition that you are not alone in this world. Knowing that other people are experiencing the same thoughts and fears and that they have found a way to create balance in their life is pure freedom.
“Practicing self-love means learning how to trust ourselves, to treat ourselves with respect, and to be kind and affectionate towards ourselves. If we really want to live a joyful, connected and meaningful life, we must talk about things that get in the way. If we want to live with our whole hearts, and if we want to engage with the world from a place of worthiness, we have to talk about the things that get in the way– especially shame, fear and vulnerability.”
“You must first be who you really are, then do what you really need to do, in order to have what you want. Authenticity is the daily practice of letting go of who we think we’re supposed to be and embracing who we are.”
“Rather than being in a state of non-peace concerning any family member, say a prayer of gratitude for their presence in your life and all that they have to teach you.”
“Next chapter of your life…. Believe that this relationship served its purpose, and then you grew out of it, so the universe helped move you out of there so you could authentically live the next chapter of your life.”
“Whenever someone seems to reject you, instead of thinking there is something lacking in you, see this as a sign that this person is not a good match for a meaningful relationship.”
“No experiences will attract us that are beyond our capabilities to handle.” “It is never too late to be what you might have been.”
And last but not least…”Be thankful for what you have you will end up having more…if you concentrate on what you don’t have you will never ever have enough.”
All of these thoughts/ideas offer us the opportunity to forgive ourselves, to love ourselves, to accept ourselves just as we are today in the here and now. So may all of you be inspired to free your mind and soul and live your life to the fullest each and every day.