A blog about the many things I love, like languages, travel, good music, soccer, art, yoga, history, philosophy. Practicing daily to be still, kind & grateful. Father of two perfect children.

 

cannarebel:

“If you’re struggling, you deserve to make self-care a priority. Whether that means lying in bed all day, eating comfort food, putting off homework, crying, sleeping, rescheduling plans, finding an escape through a good book, watching your favorite tv show, or doing nothing at all — give yourself permission to put your healing first. Quiet the voice telling you to do more and be more, and today, whatever you do, let it be enough. Feel your feelings, breathe, and be gentle with yourself. Acknowledge that you’re doing the best you can to cope and survive. And trust that during this time of struggle, it’s enough.”
Daniell Koepke

cannarebel:

“If you’re struggling, you deserve to make self-care a priority. Whether that means lying in bed all day, eating comfort food, putting off homework, crying, sleeping, rescheduling plans, finding an escape through a good book, watching your favorite tv show, or doing nothing at all — give yourself permission to put your healing first. Quiet the voice telling you to do more and be more, and today, whatever you do, let it be enough. Feel your feelings, breathe, and be gentle with yourself. Acknowledge that you’re doing the best you can to cope and survive. And trust that during this time of struggle, it’s enough.”
Daniell Koepke

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astralgem:

“You don’t need anyone’s affection or approval in order to be good enough. When someone rejects or abandons or judges you, it isn’t actually about you. It’s about them and their own insecurities, limitations, and needs, and you don’t have to internalize that. Your worth isn’t contingent upon…

At the end of the day, we can endure much more than we think we can.

Frida Kahlo (via acrylicalchemy)

Truth.

GRATITUDE
Despite the sorrow and the despair, despite the times when I thought I’d never make it, despite the days when the mind seemed like a torture chamber and the body a prison, despite the years of pain and profound alienation from my true nature, it has been a blessed life, a life of unspeakable riches, and I wouldn’t have wanted it any other way, and it couldn’t have been any other way.
And if it all ends tomorrow, if the curtain falls, I will be reduced to a word, there will be only a single word left, and that word will be the word that started it all, and that word will be: Gratitude.
Thank you. For everything - the light and the darkness, the gain and the loss, the success and the failure, the pleasure and the pain, the joy and the sorrow, and for the unspeakable awareness in which it all came and went like birdsong.

Jeff Foster
(excerpt from ‘Falling In Love With Where You Are’)

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