We all feel down at some point in our lives, and some of us more than others. Sometimes we feel defeated, depressed, and unworthy. If you are anything like me, you may have spent a lot of time feeling broken, ashamed, and guilty, too. These are some of the most difficult emotions to feel about yourself.
This was at a time in my life, where, although I had woken up to a conscious understanding, and had learned about many spiritual concepts — how to overcome challenging experiences, the idea that everything happens for a reason, etc. — for the life of me, I could not implement this knowledge and understanding into my life. I felt as though there was actually something wrong with me, that maybe my mind worked differently, or maybe something in me was blocking me from progressing. I was trapped, and I felt truly broken. I compared myself to others around me and just thought they had it easier. I was stuck in this victim mentality.
There were, however, a few pieces of writing and wisdom that I had collected over the years that truly helped me through these hard times. A simple reminder of how powerful we truly are really touched me because, deep down, despite these low feelings, I knew that like everyone else, I was a part of source — everything that is, God, whatever you want to call it. Yes, I realized that I just I said am God, but it’s okay because so are you!
Sometimes just a simple reminder of our true essence can bring everything into perspective. I hope that you can find some solace in the following quotes when you are going through tough times, and don’t forget, “If you are going through hell, keep going.”
“I wish I could show you when you are lonely or in darkness the astonishing light of your own being.” — Hafiz
“Within you is the light of a thousand suns.” – Robert Adams
“A beautiful day begins with a beautiful mindset. When you wake up, take a second to realize what a privilege it is to be alive and be healthy. The moment you start acting like life is a blessing, I assure you it will start feeling like one. Time spent appreciating is time worth living.” — Anonymous
“You’re so hard on yourself. Take a moment, sit back, marvel at your life;
At the grief that softened you
At the heartache that wizened you,
At the suffering that strengthened you.
You still grow.
Be proud of this.” — Unknown
“There is no reason to doubt yourself. If you know what your intentions are you will always give yourself guidance, and if you momentarily seem to get off track, which isn’t really even possible –then you will always allow yourself to know that there is something you will learn from it in a positive way and know that you haven’t really left the track at all. You have simply expanded the track wider.” – Bashar
“Create the highest, grandest vision possible for your life. Because you become what you believe.” – Oprah Winfrey
“Change can be scary, but you know what’s scarier? Allowing fear to stop you from growing, evolving and progressing.” – Mandy Hale
“We are travellers on a cosmic journey, stardust swirling and dancing in the eddies and whirlpools of infinity. Life is eternal. We have stopped for a moment to encounter each other, to meet, to love, to share this is a precious moment. It is a little parenthesis in eternity.” – Paulo Coelho
“Tear off the mask. Your face is glorious.” – Rumi
“You can’t start the next chapter of your life if you keep re-reading the last one.”
“We are all made of stars.”– Moby
“Don’t worry, don’t be afraid ever, because this is just a ride.” – Bill Hicks
“There are only two ways to live your life. One is as though nothing is a miracle. The other is as though everything is a miracle.” – Albert Einstein
“But without the darkness, we’d never see the stars.” —Anonymous
“Do not feel lonely, the entire Universe is inside you.” – Rumi
“A lot of the pain that we are dealing with are really only thoughts.” — Anonymous
“Never compare your journey with anyone else’s. Your journey is YOUR journey, it’s not a competition.” — Anonymous
“You were given this life because you were strong enough to live it.” — Anonymous
“Life will give you whatever experience is most helpful for the evolution of your consciousness. How do you know this is the experience you need? Because this is the experience you are having at the moment.” – Eckhart Tolle
“Acknowledging the good that you already have in your life is the foundation for all abundance.” –Eckhart Tolle
“The moment you have in your heart this extraordinary thing called love, and feel the depth, the delight, the ecstasy of it, you will discover that for you, the world is transformed.” – Jiddu Krishnamurti
“Don’t ask yourself what the world needs. Ask yourself what makes you come alive and then go do that. Because what the world needs is more people who have come alive.” – Howard Thurman
“You’ve been criticizing yourself for years and it hasn’t worked. Try approving of yourself and see what happens.” –Louise Hay
“Until you feel broken you don’t know what you’re made of. It gives you the ability to build yourself all over again, but stronger than ever.” – Melissa Molomo
“The pain that you’ve been feeling can’t compare to the joy that’s coming.” – Romans 8:18
“Every struggle in your life has shaped you into the person you are today. Be thankful for the hard times, they can only make you stronger.” – Pravinee Hurbungs
“When you face difficult times, know that challenges are not sent to destroy you. They’re sent to promote, increase and strengthen you.” – Joel Osteen
“Life has a way of testing a person’s will, either by having nothing happen at all or having everything happen at once.” – Paulo Coelho
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