You yourself, as much as anybody in the entire universe, deserve your love and affection. ~ Gautama Buddha
Let your hopes, not your hurts, shape your future. ~ Robert Schuller
You cannot defeat your demons, for they thrive on the fight itself. ~ Shozan Jack Haubner
Everything yearns to be met, everything yearns to resolve itself in Love, that Love being the open space of acceptance, of allowing, of staying resolutely present and unconditionally open to every nuance of your innter experience. ~ Amoda Maa
You is kind. You is smart. You is important. ~ Kathryn Stockett, author of The Help
"Finding Yourself" is not really how it works.
You aren't a ten-dollar bill
in last winter's coat pocket.
You are also not lost.
Your true self is right there, buried
under cultural conditioning, other
people's opinions, and inaccurate
conclusions you drew as a kid that
became your beliefs about who you are.
"Finding yourself" is actually
Returning to yourself.
An unlearning, an excavation,
a remembering who you were
before the world got its hands on you.
~ Emily McDowell