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Make people feel their importance

Don't make people feel important; make people feel their importance.
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Everything is a relationship

Everything is a relationship.
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Ignorance is rooted in certainty

Ignorance is rooted in certainty.
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The gift of listening

Listening is a receptive form of giving.
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Protect the trust

People will always separate themselves from what they do not trust. If you want to be close to someone — protect the trust.
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Respect is wealth

Respect is a wealth you can lavishly spend on others. "Thank you" and gratitude will bless you endlessly, as a privileged state of mind.
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Respond calmly

The way to have a calm response is by calmly responding.
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Do not give up

The number one skill in life is not giving up.
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Create your world

Start creating your world instead of letting the world create you!
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How to heal

You cannot heal what you refuse to first acknowledge.
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Community is the answer

You cannot isolate yourself into prosperity.
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Taking back control

The way to take back control in your life, is to release the illusion of control.
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Tears become strength

Never think you are weak if you cry. Every tear is replaced with wisdom and strength.
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A chance to start again

If you have had a bad day, remember that tomorrow is a wonderful gift and a new chance to try again.
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Change yourself instead

Quit wishing other people would change and instead — change yourself.
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Imagine your new life

Every single thing we made on this planet started with imagination. Begin to imagine your new life.
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A mirror of madness

Without self-realization you are only a mirror of society, which is to say a mirror of madness.
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We are beautiful

We don't stop being beautiful, we stop believing we are beautiful.
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The love you need

The love and attention you always thought you wanted from someone else is the love and attention you first need to give to yourself.
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Awareness is power

Awareness is power. The greater your awareness, the greater your power.
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Serious freedom

If you're serious about freedom, you better seriously consider the freedom of others.
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If you are tired of drama

If you are tired of drama, then you are the drama.
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Do not live in a fantasy world

Ambition without action is fantasy. Set a goal, write it down and get started. Don't think forever. Don't plan forever. Don't dream forever. Dreaming is not enough without the doing!
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Be weird!

Common thinking will only get you a common life.
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Let people go

The people who walk away are not meant to be a part of your future. Let them go. Your life is with those who stay, and they deserve all of you.
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Stand up for who you are

No matter what you do — stand up for who you are and be honest about your feelings. Even if it seems like you will be crucified for it; even if you think you will not be as successful or as liked — in the end, it's only your honesty that will have mattered.
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Life has dark moments

Life has dark moments and it is out of our darkness that we often find our greatest beauties and strengths.
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Listen to be heard

It is only when you learn to listen, that you will finally be heard.
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The reasons why you should

You will find that most of the reasons you are afraid to do something, are exactly the reasons why you should.
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Grant me a reprieve from my negative thoughts

Today I call upon my higher power to grant me a reprieve from my negative thoughts and worries. I reclaim my power to live more peacefully — thought by thought, and choice by choice.
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Help me change myself

Today I call upon my Higher Power to help me release the need to change negative situations and people and the torment they bring. Help me change myself so those situations no longer have power over me.
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The power of creativity and discernment

Today I call upon my Higher Power to help me unleash the power of creativity and discernment in my life. Help me wisely create a more beautiful life one guided decision at a time.
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Lay down your cynicisms

Today I call upon my Higher Power to help me lay down my cynicisms and believe in the goodness of people and the world. I ask for my innocence to be restored and my faith in possibility to be renewed.
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Help me get through one more day

Today I call upon my Higher Power to help me get through one more day. Help me have gratitude in the face of scarcity, strength in my private struggles and the wisdom to live a good life for myself and others.
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I am lovable

Today I call upon my Higher Power to help me accept that I am lovable. Because I was once unloved and deprived of affection I learned to not love myself and to deprive myself. Each day I am moving closer to love in all its forms. I am worthy of loving and being loved.
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From the impossible to the possible

Today, I call upon my Higher Power to deliver me from the impossible to the possible; from darkness to light, and from fear to courage.
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Show me my own deceptions

Today I call upon my Higher Power to reveal to me — my own deceptions. Give me the courage to see myself truthfully so I may heal, grow and thrive through humility.
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A heart without malice

Today I call upon my Higher Power, to grant me the humility to apologize when I hurt others, and to live with a heart without malice, with forgiveness for those who have hurt me.
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The powerful gift of reverence

When you are deeply respectful, you naturally extend this powerful gift of reverence to everyone you encounter, and this is one of the rarest gifts in the world. Honor each royal soul with trust and acceptance. Honor their lives as the vast and beautiful beings they are — priceless gifts to the world. The trust and love you fill their core with, is the self-respect they carry within for the rest of their lives.
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The world is what you think it is

The world as you believe it to exist, is largely a reflection of your judgments.
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Let them judge you

They are going to judge you no matter what you do, so let them judge you for your truth.
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How to break a bad habit

The secret to permanently breaking any bad habit is to love something greater than the habit.
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Confidence wards of all manner of evil

Confidence wards off all manner of evil.
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You do not have to smile

There is nothing wrong with who you are between smiles.
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Consider kindness leadership

Just because people are unkind to you doesn't mean you have to be unkind back. That's how the world changes — one brave person like you being kind.
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Seek the wisdom to let go

Everyone goes through hell, but not everyone stays there. Stop tormenting yourself by reliving the pain over and over. Good people go through terrible things, but wise people know when and how to let it go.
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The first rule of kindness

The first rule of kindness is to be kind to yourself.
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Overcoming fear

The way you become brave, is one terrifying step at a time.
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Every person is born beautiful

Mean people are really just sad people. They hurt others because they are hurting. Every person is born beautiful, and much of the ugliness in others was put inside of them by other hurting people.
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The way to listen

Make your listening equal to their need to be heard, and you will be their greatest treasure.
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Your suffering will be unbearable

If you don't accept yourself, your suffering will be unbearable.
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Your heart is undefeatable

Your mind and body can both be beaten, but your heart is undefeatable. Lead with your heart and you will be unstoppable.
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Move from viciousness to victory

Move from viciousness to victory!
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Your heart is not broken

Your heart is not broken. Hearts don't break. What you are feeling is growing pains. Your heart is expanding in wisdom, compassion, and strength, so one day, you can love even more.
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Your heart is not breaking

Your heart is not breaking; it's expanding.
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Your love becomes beauty

Anything, or anyone you love becomes more beautiful.
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Forgiveness takes your power back

Forgiveness takes your power back.
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Why you are miserable

You want them to be sorry, which is why you are miserable.
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Broken people

Broken people often demand from others, what they cannot summon from within.
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If you want to be loved

If you want to be loved, you first must open your own heart.
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Do not get sucked into their hellish world

Some people will suck you into their hellish world if you let them. They will keep you there forever, for drama after drama, as their emotional support — as their prisoner.
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Everyone goes through hell

Everyone goes through hell, but not everyone stays there. Stop tormenting yourself by reliving the pain over and over. Good people go through terrible things, but wise people know when and how to let it go.
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Not everyone who laughs is happy

Not everyone who laughs is happy. Some people smile to hide their pain. Never assume that someone who seems happy is not hurting. Maybe they need someone to look through the laughter and smiles, and see that they are hurting inside.
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Do not suffocate your dreams

When you are unforgiving and carry animosity, you feed the very soul of conflict that keeps your pain alive. If you suffocate your heart with anger, all your dreams will die. The only way to allow your soul to freely breathe, is to forgive.
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Resist the vice of indulging in negativity

Resist the vice of indulging in negativity.
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You are alive to fulfill your calling

Don't fight so hard trying to live, that you forget what you are living for; not to be a mere slave to the common and mundane, but to fully expand as an uncommon master of your deepest passion. You are alive to fulfill your calling.
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Do not fearfully hold on to what needs to end

Maybe your life is not falling apart; maybe it's falling together. Don't fearfully hold on to what needs to end. The familiar life crumbles so the new life can begin.
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They can never hurt you more than love and time can heal

People will disrespect you, lie to you, use you, and break your heart, but no one will ever hurt you more than love and time can heal.
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Will you consider the possibility

What if you haven't even scratched the surface yet? What if the best is still to come? Consider the possibility.
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We allow the treatment we believe we deserve

Endless amounts of love and hate are available to you from others; the defining question of your life is what you let in. We ultimately allow the treatment we believe we deserve. If you want more love, then start by truly believing you deserve it.
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Speak your truth

Your inauthenticity is internalized as not being true to yourself, which means you experience yourself as not being good enough. So, if you want to improve your self-esteem, simply be as honest as you can about who you are, and how you really feel. The way to feel better is to feel heard, but to feel heard, you have to speak your truth.
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You find what you look for

You will find what you look for, so look for something wonderful!
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The only accomplishment you need

As long as you die knowing you did something meaningful and of service to others, that is the only accomplishment you need in life.
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Get rid of the distractions

You can only hide from yourself in the noise, but not in the quiet. If you truly want to get to know yourself, then get rid of the distractions. If you want to really understand what has been holding you back, then simply and calmly focus your full attention within, and observe.
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Judgment day is coming

They say judgment day is coming, but let me tell you, for some, it's here already. The way you judge yourself can literally create your own hell. No more harsh judgements. No more self-rejection. No more self-doubt. No more self-sabotage. Ask the judge for mercy. Have mercy on yourself.
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Humility puts you at the top

Humility puts you at the top.
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The best shortcut available

There are very few shortcuts, if any. But if you are looking for best shortcut available, here it is — LISTENING.
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Healthy boundaries without struggle

Consider the possibility of healthy boundaries without struggle. Unyielding, yet calm. Strong, yet kind.
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How to take care of tomorrow

When you take care of business today — tomorrow takes care of itself.
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Making way for the light

Even now, your darkest moments are making way for the light to arrive.
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Nightmare of thoughtlessness

If you're not thoughtful, your thoughtless creations will eventually mount against you. Our greatest nightmares are born out of our thoughtlessness. The way out of so many of our troubles is simple consideration.
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People are going to judge you

They are going to judge you no matter what you do, so let them judge you for your truth.
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When you are cruel to others

To be cruel to others is to be cruel to your own soul.
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Faith is the bridge to all dreams

Faith is the bridge to all dreams.
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Ambition without action is fantasy

Ambition without action is fantasy. Set a goal, write it down and get started. Don't think forever. Don't plan forever. Don't dream forever. Dreaming is not enough without the doing!
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People need hope

When someone feels hopeless they act with despair, which leads them to even more hopeless situations. If you want to truly give someone a chance — give them hope.
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Mean people are really just sad people

Mean people are really just sad people. They hurt others because they are hurting. Every person is born beautiful, and much of the ugliness in others was put inside of them by other hurting people.
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Peace at any cost is its own type of violence

Peace at any cost is its own type of violence.
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The greatest thing you can do

The greatest thing you will ever do in your life is be yourself.
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Unspoken words

You never know the hearts you silently break with the words you never say.
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Change yourself

Quit wishing other people would change and instead — change yourself.
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Live what you wish to teach

Forcing good behavior is itself a bad behavior. You can only teach good behavior by living it.
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Get rid of people unconditionally

We strive our whole lives to love people unconditionally, but sometimes we need to get rid of people unconditionally.
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Quit saying you do not have time

Quit saying you don't have time. You have time for what you make time for in life.
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When you act falsely

If you act falsely everything around you will be false.
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Feel everything

Don't be afraid to express your love. Open yourself to feeling everything. Living without feeling is no different than not living at all.
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Always blessed

You're blessed if you do, and you're blessed if you don't!
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Nothing is going to make you happy

The truth is that nothing is going to make you happy. Getting what you want just means you are momentarily pacified. What's really going on is that some people just don't want to be happy, and nothing will ever make them happy. Regardless of your situation as it seems at the moment, you are either going to choose to be happy, or not.
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Stand up for yourself

You don't get good karma by making yourself into a martyr. Learn how to stand up for yourself and your good karma will be delivered in that instant.
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Believe in the magic of life

When you quit believing in the magic of life, you get a life without magic.
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Opening yourself to what is wonderful

Letting go of your painful past is how you open yourself to a wonderful future.
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Selfishness is suffocating

When you are selfish you only suffocate yourself. The more you can be open and joyfully celebrate in other people's successes — the more success will open for you. The more you dream for others — the more your own dreams will come true.
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Turn your suffering into something meaningful

One of the most important lessons in life is learning to turn what seems like senseless pain and suffering into something meaningful for yourself and others.
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Little problems are practice for big problems

Start the daily practice of not letting the little things bother you! If the little things ruin you what's going to happen when the big things come along? Start practicing now for your big challenges in life.
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Stripped to the bone cent by cent

An economic system is nothing more than a value system for exchange. Are we really a values based ethical society? Does our economic system we practice reflect that we truly care about others, or that we strip people to the bone cent by cent?
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Expand in love

The potential richness of your life shrinks or expands according to your ability to love.
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Expand in your truth

All discomfort comes from suppressing your true identity.
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You have time

Quit saying you don't have time. You have time for what you make time for in life.
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Do not torture yourself

Don't torture yourself trying to make someone see something they cannot see, or believe something they do not believe. Just stay true to your vision for yourself.
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Our greatest strengths

Life has dark moments and it is out of our darkness that we often find our greatest beauties and strengths.
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SIMPLE REMINDERS / VOR

Retrain your mind

Being more positive just takes practice. You can retrain your mind to see the best possibilities in everything.
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Treat yourself kindly

We are all very fragile and feel alone at times. We are also very strong and are surrounded with community at times. Things change, but throughout your life you are the only constant. This is why it is important that you learn how to treat yourself kindly. Start with one act of kindness at a time — toward yourself.
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Break free from the cycle

When we judge and agonize over another's faults, we become attached to their imbalance and sickness. Let it go...
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The reason you were put on earth

Never stop sharing your love with people; that's why you were put on earth.
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How to move forward

Real transformation requires real honesty. If you want to move forward — get real with yourself!
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The summit of your heart

Once you reach the summit of your own heart you will see beauty is everywhere.
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Overcoming fear

Your will has to be stronger than your fear.
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Use your words

You give life to your problems with your words. If you really want change, then begin to use your words to give life to solutions.
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A deep desire

If you have a deep desire to move forward, a way is being prepared for you.
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Work on yourself

The harder you work on yourself the more the external things you couldn't change, will change on their own.
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The perfect relationship

If you want the perfect relationship, start with the one you have with yourself.
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See their beauty

You will be a beautiful person, as long as you see the beauty in others.
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Living the good life

Nothing great was ever built on excuses. You can't whine your way through life. Kick your inner-whiner's ass and get to living the good life.
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Faith and listening

When the voices of doubt start whispering, turn-up the volume of faith and listen to your heart.
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Letting go of pain

Let go of your painful past. Love lives in the present.
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Just be good

Stop mistreating yourself. Be good to yourself. Love yourself.
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Silence hurts

You never know the hearts you silently break with the words you never say.
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The qualifications

Positive attitudes qualify you for positive experiences.
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Radical change

The more radically you can change your thinking, the more radically you can change your life.
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The enemy within

Your struggles seem to be external, but we are always destroyed from the inside out.
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Be a superstar

Become the star of your own real-life story of adventure!
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Accept yourself

All healing starts with beginning to accept yourself and love yourself; even your flaws.
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It will eat you alive

They caused the first wound, but you are causing the rest; this is what not forgiving does. They got it started but you keep it going. Forgive and let it go, or it will eat you alive. You think they made you feel this way, but when you won't forgive, you are the one inflicting the pain on yourself.
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Know when to disengage

There is a difference between giving-up and strategic disengagement. Know the difference.
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The only chance of changing

Stop deceiving yourself. If you can accept and deal with an unpleasant reality, you at least have a chance of changing that reality. But, if you refuse to see and deal with reality, you will be doomed to continue living your untruthful life.
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Quit hurting people back

Your life will be so much better when you start trying to understand and have compassion for the people who hurt you — instead of just reacting in the heat of the moment and hurting them back.
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Be a seeker of good

Know yourself. Be yourself. Love yourself. Seek goodness and be goodness. Seek beauty and be beauty. Seek love and be love.
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The past is history

Live in the present, or die in your past; it's your choice.
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Never neglect yourself

This is your life! Be you. There is one clear urgency in your life that you must never neglect, and that is — you must be yourself.
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Seize the happiness

If you want to be happy you must become a happiness seeker. You have to think about happiness, look for the happiness, seize the happiness and believe with all of your heart that you deserve happiness.
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Be calm in the crazy

Be calm and create a clear, safe space in your mind. Just because your world is falling apart doesn't mean you have to fall apart. When everything seems crazy, you be calm.
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Have compassion

When someone is vicious toward you they are giving you a glimpse of the pain they carry in themselves.
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Acceptance

Acceptance is the road to all change.
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Steady yourself

When the dark clouds of doubt, anger or worry begin to move upon you, steady yourself in the knowledge that in time, the storm will pass.
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Hardwired for havoc

Some people have abusive, negative, controlling tendencies in their blood; they are wired for havoc, bickering and deception. They know of no other way to interface with others except through their created chaos. Chaos is their home-court advantage where they play their mind-games so they can have power over you; it's a rigged game you can never win. Listen to your inner-voice. Get out while you can!
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Everyone suffers in different ways

Quit assuming others have it better, or you have it worse. Everyone suffers tremendously in life. It's rude to belittle someone's suffering, thinking yours is greater. Don't judge someone's suffering as better or worse. A dark life can be lived brightly, because pain gave great perspective and wisdom. An average and easy life can be its own kind of tragedy; suffering a mundane deadness. A great life can spoil under great fortune. It's hard having nothing. It's hard having everything. It's hard. Suffering is very personal and cannot be measured by someone from the outside. Everyone suffers in different ways. Life is not a suffering contest; the contest is for compassion.
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Quit doing it to yourself

They caused the first wound, but you are causing the rest; this is what not forgiving does. They got it started but you keep it going. Forgive and let it go, or it will eat you alive. You think they made you feel this way, but when you won't forgive, you are the one inflicting the pain on yourself.
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Sometimes we have to say goodbye

Staying in an unhealthy relationship can keep both of you from finding your way and moving to the next level in your life. Sometimes the best way to save someone is to walk away. Real love sometimes means saying goodbye.
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Explore your weaknesses

When you are not willing to be challenged, disturbed or offended, you are not willing to explore your weaknesses or ever claim the potential of greater strengths.
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Strive to become a beautiful person

Strive to become a beautiful person. Live with kindness, integrity and care. Comport yourself with grace under pressure. Don't hurt people! Be an asset in the lives of others. Put people before things and live from your heart. Be intelligent but know it is better to be kind than smart. Be a peacemaker who values peace and takes peace everywhere you go.
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Complete the lesson

The more something upsets you, the more it is meant for you. When it no longer upsets you, it is no longer needed because the lesson is complete.
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Stop being a doormat

Your life is meant for so much more than being a life-long doormat for deadbeats, losers, gossipers, nay-sayers, dream-crushers, energy vampires, users, abusers, ragers and passive-aggressive backstabbers.
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Good things are possible

If you want good things to happen in your life you first have to believe good things are possible for yourself. Quit allowing negative and cynical thinking to get in the way of the good life you deserve.
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The worst lies

The worst lies are the ones we tell ourselves. The worst verbal abuse comes from our own tongue. The most negative influence is the devil on our own shoulder. The cruelest judge is the one staring back in the mirror. The person really withholding the love you need is you. No one will ever out-do you at your own mind-games. You must stop doing this to yourself!
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Open your heart to the unlovable

Real love is opening your heart to the unlovable. Real gratitude is giving thanks when things aren't perfect. Real generosity is sharing when you have very little. Real courage makes the 'impossible' — possible, with real faith.
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No one is perfect

Some of the most amazing people in the world were not perfect; they were scarred by suffering, hardships, losses and imperfections. But, when they recovered, they were stronger, wiser, and more loving and compassionate. Your life is going to get better in the proper time, and you will be stronger and more at peace than ever before.
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Sometimes you have to walk away

Staying in an unhealthy relationship can keep both of you from finding your way and moving to the next level in your life. Sometimes the best way to save someone is to walk away. Real love sometimes means saying goodbye.
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Do not waste your whole life

Some people cannot love you the way you want to be loved because they are emotionally and spiritually frozen. They recoil from or avoid affection. You will never meet a deep penetrating gaze from their shallow eyes; only a surface glance. They will touch your hand with their hand, but never with their heart. They will serve your body but not your soul. They can only connect with you through utility, but never passion. They are empty. They are dead inside. They will break your heart if you let them. You will waste your whole life waiting for them to wake-up to the treasure of what you have to offer.
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Surround yourself with love

Surround yourself with beautiful and positive people, who love you and believe in you.
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Positive thoughts are prayers

Every positive thought is a silent prayer which will change your life.
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Your problem or theirs?

You have to accept that you'll never be good enough for some people. Whether that is going to be your problem or theirs is up to you.
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Treating yourself right

You can't always expect others to treat you right, but you can treat yourself right.
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Your own demons?

Be careful fighting someone else's demons — it may awaken your own.
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Can you be kind?

Anyone can be kind to someone they like. The real test is can you be kind to people you don't like.
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You have a right to your feelings

It's not wrong to be upset. It's not wrong to cry. It's not wrong to want attention. It's not even wrong to scream or throw a fit. What is wrong is to keep it all inside. What is wrong is to blame and punish yourself for simply being human. What is wrong is to never be heard and to be alone in your pain. Share it. Let it out.
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An essential skill

The number one skill in life is not giving up.
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Consider your reactions

If you want your life to be different you have to start reacting to life differently.
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People must save themselves

You cannot save everyone. Some people are going to destroy themselves no matter how much you try to help them.
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Invest yourself wisely

Don't waste your time, money, energy and love on someone who is unappreciative and brings heartache into your life. Everyone may deserve love, but not everyone deserves your love.
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New life from destruction

Don't hold together what must fall apart. The familiar life crumbles so the new life can begin.
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Respectful listening

One of the most sincere forms of respect is actually listening to what another has to say.
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When everything seems crazy

Just because your world is falling apart doesn't mean you have to fall apart. When everything seems crazy, you be calm. Don't let the outer chaos you are facing get inside of you.
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Listen to your inner-voice

Some people have abusive, negative, controlling tendencies in their blood; they are wired for havoc, bickering and deception. They know of no other way to interface with others except through their created chaos. Chaos is their home-court advantage where they play their mind-games so they can have power over you; it's a rigged game you can never win. Listen to your inner-voice. Get out while you can!
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We are all damaged

We are all damaged. We have all been hurt. We have all had to learn painful lessons. We are all recovering from some mistake, loss, betrayal, abuse, injustice or misfortune. All of life is a process of recovery that never ends. We each must find ways to accept and move through the pain and to pick ourselves back up. For each pang of grief, depression, doubt or despair there is an inverse toward renewal coming to you in time. Each tragedy is an announcement that some good will indeed come in time. Be patient with yourself.
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New beginnings

Every ending is creating the space and opening for an amazing new beginning.
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Let it fall apart

Don't hold together what must fall apart. The familiar life crumbles so the new life can begin.
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Breathe and remember

Stop your worrying, panicking and stressing. Breathe. Remember, you made it this far through difficulties that seemed impossible. Remember how many times you were saved at the very last minute — this time is no different.
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A quickening in your instincts

When the storm of life comes howling and raging outside your window; when you look that tempest in the eye, there will be a quickening in your instincts. In that moment, you will burn with aliveness. Your total intelligence knows exactly what to do, because you were made to weather the storms of life.
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No one wants to suffer

No one wants to suffer. No one wants to be lonely. No one wants to live in fear. No one wants to lose everything. No one wants their heart ripped to shreds. No one wants to be sick. And, no one wants to die. But these things happen in life. So the least we can do is be there for others, as we would like others to be there for us.
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You are not too emotional

You are not too emotional! Tears are good. What flows is alive. Crying is like a thundershower for the soul. The air feels so wonderful after the rain. Don't think too much. Breathe. Don't be harsh or demanding on yourself. Just experience your feelings and know that your tears are announcing change in your life. Change is coming; like a summer rain — to wash away your pain. Have faith that things are getting better.
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Don't keep it inside

It's not wrong to be upset. It's not wrong to cry. It's not wrong to want attention. It's not even wrong to scream or throw a fit. What is wrong is to keep it all inside. What is wrong is to blame and punish yourself for simply being human. What is wrong is to never be heard and to be alone in your pain. Share it. Let it out.
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Actions are living affirmations

Actions are living affirmations.
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Change comes from confrontation

Change comes from confrontation. You have to confront yourself or be confronted.
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You are the artist and the art

You are the artist and the art.
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Ascension to a life of beauty

Once you reach the summit of your own heart you will see beauty is everywhere.
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You are the angel of your own life

Remember that you are the angel of your own life. Look past your ugly thinking; your fears, mistakes, worries and doubts. Your struggles seem to be external, but we are always destroyed from the inside out. The way you transcend your challenges is by listening to the inner-guide within you. Your good judgment, your discernment, your kind thoughts and your own loving heart — in service of your highest good — is the angel you have been looking for to deliver you. The moment you accept your own beauty and power is the moment your deliverance begins.
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Do not underestimate your power of influence

In today's world, any average effort or caring is a triumph. Don't underestimate your power of influence. Simple caring and simple effort are heroic strivings. Those who have attained wisdom from the difficulties intrinsic to every life — can and should try to be there for others. Like experienced midwives, we should all assist those who are inexperienced in the painful birthing of psychological maturity and greater spiritual consciousness. This is the least we can do; lead people from their darkness with the light of our caring.
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Toxic relationships wake-up call

Toxic relationships are dangerous to your health; they will literally kill you. Stress shortens your lifespan. Even a broken heart can kill you. There is an undeniable mind-body connection. Your arguments and hateful talk can land you in the emergency room or in the morgue. You were not meant to live in a fever of anxiety; screaming yourself hoarse in a frenzy of dreadful, panicked fight-or-flight that leaves you exhausted and numb with grief. You were not meant to live like animals tearing one another to shreds. Don't turn your hair gray. Don't carve a roadmap of pain into the sweet wrinkles on your face. Don't lay in the quiet with your heart pounding like a trapped, frightened creature. For your own precious and beautiful life, and for those around you — seek help or get out before it is too late. This is your wake-up call!
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It will feel impossible; like you are dying inside

It will feel impossible; like you are dying inside — this is your soul crying out for life. It may take everything you have; every ounce of will and strength. You will lose a part of yourself trying to save something essential and innocent. And when you have given everything, you will recover and you will be set free, and you will discover there was even more in you than you ever knew.
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Forgiving takes your power back

Forgiving another may be the ultimate act of self-love. Through forgiveness you can quit suffering from the sins committed against you. By holding-on to resentment you allow them to have power over you. Forgiving takes your power back.
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People suffer in different ways

Quit assuming others have it better, or you have it worse. Everyone suffers tremendously in life. It's rude to belittle someone's suffering, thinking yours is greater. Don't judge someone's suffering as better or worse. A dark life can be lived brightly, because pain gave great perspective and wisdom. An average and easy life can be its own kind of tragedy; suffering a mundane deadness. A great life can spoil under great fortune. It's hard having nothing. It's hard having everything. It's hard. Suffering is very personal and cannot be measured by someone from the outside. Everyone suffers in different ways. Life is not a suffering contest; the contest is for compassion.
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See the beauty in yourself

The way to begin to truly see beauty in yourself is to begin to see beauty in all of life, and to realize you are connected to life, and therefore you are a part of life's great beauty.
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Love gives without expectation

Love gives without expectation, while hate carries an endless tally of debts. Hate controls everything it touches, but love sets everything it touches free.
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Stop the repetition and noise

Consider the possibility that many of the things you hear and say are utter nonsense and meaningless repetitions of noise.
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Positive attitudes qualify you for positive experiences

Positive attitudes qualify you for positive experiences.
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Made for extreme battle

Even the softest and sweetest heart was made by design for extreme battle. Make no mistake about it, no matter how kind, meek, humble and soft your giving heart is — you are a warrior!
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Get out of the way of your own growth

The art of surrender is the art of getting out of the way of your own growth.
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Begin to remember

Freedom is in sunlight, mountain hikes, riversides and in the night's sky full of stars. Freedom is in laughter and in tears, and in moments we hold someone we love. Freedom is in breaking bread together. Freedom is in the quietness and in your breath; it is deeply felt in ordinary moments. Freedom is simply knowing what's real. Freedom is doing what's right. Real freedom may seem pretty boring by today's standards; it is not spectacular, bedazzling, enthralling or entertaining — but it means absolutely everything. Freedom is a forgotten land waiting for you to remember. Begin to remember.
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Your completeness within

People spend their lives trying to learn everything that exists beyond them, in the hope of finding the truth that already lies within.
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Like life and like yourself

Instead of clicking "like" all day — really like something. Like a sunset, a hike or a walk. Like a special moment with someone you love. Like an amazing meal. Like your life and like yourself. Like something real today.
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Being more positive just takes practice

Being more positive just takes practice. You can retrain your mind to see the best possibilities in everything.
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Forgive more, worry less and be grateful everyday for life

.To live a wonderful life create more, buy less, hug more, scold less, give more, take less, forgive more, worry less and be grateful everyday for life.


Quit letting negativity block your happiness

If you want good things to happen in your life you first have to believe good things are possible for yourself. Quit allowing negative and cynical thinking to get in the way of the good life you deserve.
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It is not wrong to be upset

It's not wrong to be upset. It's not wrong to cry. It's not wrong to want attention. It's not even wrong to scream or throw a fit. What is wrong is to keep it all inside. What is wrong is to blame and punish yourself for simply being human. What is wrong is to never be heard and to be alone in your pain. Share it. Let it out.
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Accomplish one positive thought

One positive thought is something you can accomplish. One positive thought is the victory you need today!
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How to alter your universe

To alter the universe, alter your thoughts, because the only universe you will ever know is in your mind.
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A rich life-story

A rich life-story is dependent on every chapter from beginning to end.
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Listening is the way

Listening is the way. Listening is the beginning of all progress.
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Completing your lesson

The more something upsets you, the more it is meant for you. When it no longer upsets you, it is no longer needed because the lesson is complete.
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The door of opportunity

The door of opportunity and the door of generosity are the same door.
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Strategic disengagement

There is a difference between giving-up and strategic disengagement. Know the difference.
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Acceptance can bring change

As hard as it is to believe, acceptance can open different opportunities for change than resistance.
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Difficult problems take time to resolve

Difficult problems take time to resolve. The more frantically you pick at knots, the more entangled they can become. To untangle yourself try relaxing. Gently and patiently work with your difficulties and in time you will be freed from what now seems impossible.
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Acceptance is the road to all change

Acceptance is the road to all change.
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Quit overthinking

You are being called to heal yourself, not to agonize over your mistakes. Quit overthinking; this is what surrendering really means. Don't focus on your problems and don't obsess about "fixing" things. Avoid forcing "positive thinking." These thoughts can be psychological irritants. Just leave yourself alone! When you pick at things they never heal. Simply relax and give yourself some time.
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Just relax

Your calm mind is the ultimate weapon against your challenges. So relax.
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If you met your exact self

If you met your exact self as another person, would you like them? Would they be a good friend? Would they seem kind, generous and loving? Would they have time and patience, and invest in your friendship? Would you feel good in their presence? Would they make you laugh? Would you truly want to spend time with them? Would they be a good influence? Remember, no one on earth spends more time with you, than — you. Be a good friend to yourself. The best way to be a good friend to yourself is to be a good person. Be the kind of person you wish you had in your life, because who you are, is exactly who you've got.
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When everything falls to pieces

Sometimes, right when you think your life is getting better, then everything falls to pieces and you end-up right back where you started. In those moments just remember, that right when your life has fallen apart, something unexpected will come along; a new person, friend, opportunity or discovery, that will help you put the pieces back together again. Things may be different, but you will love your life again in time.
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Avoiding unnecessary suffering

Through spiritual maturity you will see new ways to avoid unnecessary suffering; wiser ways to endure unavoidable hardships with grace, and opportunities to turn your pain into lessons of service and healing for others. Your hard journey has had a great purpose! Your pain was always a part of a plan to open your heart to love. Have faith. A miracle is happening in your life; the miracle of pain is transforming you to your highest self.
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Kindness toward yourself

We are all very fragile and feel alone at times. We are also very strong and are surrounded with community at times. Things change, but throughout your life you are the constant. This is why it is important that you learn how to treat yourself kindly. Start with one act of kindness at a time — toward yourself.
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Get out while you can

Some people have abusive, negative, controlling tendencies in their blood; they are wired for havoc, bickering and deception. They know of no other way to interface with others except through their created chaos. Chaos is their home-court advantage where they play their mind-games so they can have power over you; it's a rigged game you can never win. Listen to your inner-voice. Get out while you can!
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Quit resisting

Quit resisting. Let your pain pierce your hard heart so the agony can flow out and the love can rush in. It's the love that will bring you back to life.
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Quit hanging on to the past

Quit hanging on to the past; fantasizing, dreaming, wishing and replaying it. You can't change it. You just haven't realized it yet, but you have moved on. You are different now; not of the past, but of now — a different person. You don't need what the past had. Your life is here today. Your greatest moments are ahead of you and are right where you are now, so seize them while you can, before it is too late.
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Make plans today

Everything is easy with proper planning.
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If you want to be respected

If you want to be respected start with yourself; respect yourself and love yourself. This you can do today even when others will not. How respectfully you treat yourself, is in time, reflected back from others more and more each day. It always begins with you.
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Wisdom does not come easily

Wisdom doesn't come easily or without a cost; in fact wisdom often costs us dearly. Your wisdom will run about as deep as pain has cut you. There are very few shortcuts, if any. But if you are looking for best shortcut available here it is — LISTENING.
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As long as there is life there is hope

The saddest thing in the world is a person who has given-up on life; whose fire has been extinguished. Just remember that as long as you are alive the animating spark of greatness is still within you and can can be rekindled. It's never too late! As long as there is life there is hope.
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Let the hurt lead you to love

Let the hurt soften you instead of hardening you. Let the hurt open you instead of closing you. Let the hurt lead you to love, and not to hate.
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You are the gatekeeper

Successful people carefully manage their energy and associations; they are gatekeepers. You are the authority and the gatekeeper of your own life.
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Most oppression is near and dear

We often think of oppression in terms of tyrants, but it most often comes from the institutions, philosophies and people closest to us.
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The same human beings

Progress and healing involves seeing every person as not so different from ourselves.
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Rational kindness

We are both thinking and feeling creatures. We must therefore devote our lives not only to rationality, but also to kindness.
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When people hurt you

Your life will be so much better when you start trying to understand and have compassion for people who hurt you — instead of just reacting and hurting them back.
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Faith is life

Fear is always death. Faith is life. Have faith and your victory is assured.
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What the present moment has to offer

If you look at today through the eyes of the past, you can never see what the present moment has to offer.
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Grow in joy

If you are miserable you grow in misery and if you are joyful you grow in joy.
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None of your business

Another person's thoughts about you are outside of your jurisdiction; you have no authority.
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Having a calm response

By choosing to have a calm response to what seems negative you bring clarity and balance to your message. People not only learn from what you say, but how you say it. Each reaction we have is there to inspect us and reveal our own nature to ourselves and for ourselves; it is never about others. And remember, when you are speaking to someone else you are really speaking only to yourself. Everything you say to someone else is for your clarity, not theirs you are presenting yourself, to yourself, for yourself at every moment.
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Be patient with yourself

We are all damaged. We have all been hurt. We have all had to learn painful lessons. We are all recovering from some mistake, loss, betrayal, abuse, injustice or misfortune. All of life is a process of recovery that never ends. We each must find ways to accept and move through the pain and to pick ourselves back up. For each pang of grief, depression, doubt or despair there is an inverse toward renewal coming to you in time. Each tragedy is an announcement that some good will indeed come in time. Be patient with yourself.
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It all begins with you

The love and attention you always thought you wanted from someone else is the love and attention you first need to give to yourself.
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Immediate gratification is a dream killer

Immediate gratification is a dream killer.
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You cannot fast-forward your life

You cannot fast-forward your life to just the good parts. Just like you cannot force a garden to grow faster — your life is a similar cultivation with similar seasons. No matter how badly you want the harvest of your dreams, it is not coming the second you make the wish. You have to be patient with yourself and life. The secret is to flow with the seasons of your life. This is how you reach the fullest bounty of life.
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Evolve your understanding

Evolve your understanding of success from the outer realm of control, materialism, and ego, to the inner realm of surrender, spirituality, and compassion.
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You get to choose your life

Your mind, heart and soul can be pure — if you choose. It doesn't matter who you are, what you were or where you came from. You can choose to be anything you want. That's the beauty of life — you get to choose!
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Quit the endless worrying

Quit the endless worrying about the future. The way you get through life is one day at a time; even one hour at a time or one moment at a time. You can find, create or notice one good moment. A good moment in a bad day counts. Begin with this moment, and make it count.
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This is your chance at life

This is your chance at life — right now. How will you choose to live it? Fettered away by agonizing drama, stress, fear, worry and endless nonsense? Or, savored in a deep and meaningful exploration of rich experiences, passions, people and wonderment? Each day the choice is yours to choose. Be brave and choose wisely!
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Creativity is the greatest expression of liberty

Creativity is the greatest expression of liberty.
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Discovery requires risk

Discovery requires courage and acceptance that we are not in control, and that the future is uncertain.
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Be selfish in your forgiving

Be selfish in your forgiving. Forgive for yourself and for the peace it will bring to your pain. Forgiveness has very little to do with the other person. Forgiveness is about your peace of mind. When you don't forgive, you are the one who suffers. Have compassion for people as long as you are one of them too.
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When you are in love with life

Love is such a deep gratitude. When you are truly in love with life, every breath you take is gratitude.
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Curiosity is one of the great secrets of happiness

Curiosity is one of the great secrets of happiness.
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Seek love and be love

Know yourself. Be yourself. Love yourself. Seek goodness and be goodness. Seek beauty and be beauty. Seek love and be love.
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Change your mind change your world

Changing your mind can move you into another dimension. Passages materialize exposing a hidden world that was there all along.
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See the beauty

You will be a beautiful person, as long as you see the beauty in others.
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Make peace with yourself

You have to reach out to your inner-abuser and make peace. You can't live your life as your own worst enemy!
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Stop feeding your negative feelings

When negative feelings move upon you, reflect, and recognize the danger of feeding those feelings and keeping them alive.
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How to change your life

If you want your life to be different you have to start reacting to life differently.
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Every good thing begins with one positive thought

If you feel overwhelmed just try to relax and look for one positive thought. Every good thing begins with one positive thought. You don't need to change everything in your life instantly. All you need is one positive thought. You can hold-on to that thought, and it will remind you that there is hope. One simple, positive thought is enough to make it all worth it.
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Give life to solutions

You give life to your problems with your words. If you really want change, then begin to use your words to give life to solutions.
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Do not let the chaos inside you

Just because your world is falling apart doesn't mean you have to fall apart. When everything seems crazy, you be calm. Don't let the outer chaos you are facing get inside of you.
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Be careful from whom you take advice

People who talk a lot about compassion often have no compassion for themselves. They want to help everyone when their life is a wreck. They go from one failing, "uplifting" enterprise to another, but the wheels are falling-off their car, their body is out of whack and their finances are out of order, yet somehow, there they are, "advising people." What they really need to do is take care of their own business. The last thing any of us need is ill advice from someone fully out of control in their own life. So before you take that advice that is being offered, take a good look at who is delivering it. Carefully study their energy, their lifestyle, their health and their relationships, and if they are living the life they talk — then, and only then should you listen.
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Taking care of you

Of course you want to be a good person and be helpful to people in need, but it's impossible to give to others if you have been used-up. Being a good person has nothing to do with allowing people to destroy you. There are limits. You can best help others from a position of strength, not weakness. So, don't forget to be good to yourself first. Don't forget to take care of you! It is never cruel to want to save yourself from being swamped by fools. Remember, this is your life and you have the right and responsibility to make good decisions for yourself.
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Learn how to draw a line

You can still be a charitable person who helps and cares about people, without helping those very people destroy your life. Learn how to draw a line and learn how to enforce it. Get selfish and take care of you. You must clear out what you don't want, to make room for what you do want to arrive. The way to send a clear message that you are ready for better people in your life is to kick the rascals to the curb. We strive our whole lives to love people unconditionally, but sometimes we need to get rid of people unconditionally.
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It always seems impossible

Stop your worrying, panicking and stressing. Breathe. Remember, you made it this far through difficulties that seemed impossible. Remember how many times you were saved at the very last minute — this time is no different.
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Moving to the next level

Staying in an unhealthy relationship can keep a person from finding their own way and moving to the next level of their own path — and that person could even be you. Sometimes the best way to save someone is to walk-away. Real love sometimes means saying goodbye.
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The silver lining

When the storm rips you to pieces, you get to decide how to put yourself back together again.
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Sometimes mercy is letting go

People love to say everything will be okay, but sometimes it's just not true. Sometimes you hit a brick-wall, a limit, a point of exhaustion, a boundary or your last straw. You may feel so strong and have every good intention, and yet still get mercilessly beaten-down and defeated. You just can't win them all, and when that time comes you will have to accept it. To not accept a defeat is to be defeated again and again without mercy. Sometimes mercy is simple acceptance. If you are exhausted or defeated, sometimes mercy is letting go.
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Every beautiful thing is damaged

All beautiful things carry distinctions of imperfection. Your wounds and imperfections are your beauty. Like the broken pottery mended with gold, we are all Kintsugi. Its philosophy and art state that breakage and mending are honest parts of a past which should not be hidden. Your wounds and healing are a part of your history; a part of who you are. Every beautiful thing is damaged. You are that beauty; we all are.
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Be careful with negativity

If your positivity immune system is low, any exposure to a person afflicted with negativity can poison your life.
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Be proud of who you are

Don't deny yourself of your own experiences, no matter how tragic or painful they were. They belong to you. When you cover-up your pain within yourself, you are suppressing your best chance to grow. Respect your pain and honor your pain. Those scars are your stripes and badges of honor. Those injuries are a part of your sacred story. Don't hide from your truth. It is in what you have hidden, that you will find what you have been so desperately seeking. In the heart of your deepest wounds and losses is the essence of your greatest hope. What you thought of as dreadful or shameful was always your greatest treasure, for it has cultivated your deepest understanding. Your pain has brought forth the pearl of your wisdom, compassion and strength. Be proud of who you are.
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It all adds up to something

You may try a thousand ways to make it work before you find the one way that works for you. There may be long pauses between your best and brilliant moments where it all just seems cloudy. Looking back at all you had planned, you may find you are not even close to where you thought you would be. But it is happening; this life of yours. What works for you is good enough. Those long pauses may be some of your sweetest moments. Your journey may have taken an unexpected turn or two, but it took you directly to who you are today. It all added up to something after all — to you becoming you.
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Change your people, change your life

One of the fastest ways you can profoundly change your life is to rid yourself of toxic people. When you do come in contact with one of these people run for your life. Get to safety. Meditatively and spiritually decontaminate yourself. Scrub down your brain with a wire-brush and remove their insanity from the corridors of your mind. Inoculate yourself immediately by creating a safe space and aligning yourself with healthy people. If you have to go it alone for a while until you find your healthy tribe and chosen family, that is fine. Being alone is much better than being around negative people out of loneliness or desperation.
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You will be reborn as a being of strength

Your pain is a divine rite of passage through which you will be reborn as a being of strength, wisdom and purpose.
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Letting go is the only way

Disappointment is coming, for sure! People are going to hurt you in ways you would never have believed even possible. You are going to be let-down and deeply betrayed. And there is only one thing to do when you are tragically let down — let-go. No matter how wrong they were, holding on will not make it right, and it will eat you alive over time. Don't let them kill you twice. Letting go is the only way.
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Be there for others

No one wants to suffer. No one wants to be lonely. No one wants to live in fear. No one wants to lose everything. No one wants their heart ripped to shreds. No one wants to be sick. And, no one wants to die. But these things happen in life. So the least we can do is be there for others, as we would like others to be there for us.
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It is within you

The reason you can accomplish something is because you already had it within you.
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One atom further

All of life and history is holding you on its shoulders so you can stretch one atom further.
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Making the impossible possible

Real love is opening your heart to the unlovable. Real gratitude is giving thanks when things aren't perfect. Real generosity is sharing when you have very little. Real courage makes the 'impossible' — possible, with real faith.
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Love lives in the present

The easiest way to leave the past behind is to remember that love does not live in the past, only memories — love lives in the present.
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Your new life can begin

Don't hold together what must fall apart. The familiar life crumbles so the new life can begin.
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A perfect reflection

Your life is always a perfect reflection of your state of heart and mind, and of your truest identity.
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Speak-up for yourself

You have the final word for what you accept in life. It's your inner-voice that ultimately betrays you. Speak-up for yourself.
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One day looking back

What frustrates you right now will be over one day, and believe it or not, you will miss something about it. So look at your challenges with a degree of appreciation. This may be where you are now, but not tomorrow, and when that time comes you will realize that it all had great purpose in your life.
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People who are hard on others

People who are hard on others are usually very hard on themselves, and the pain they inflict on others is a reflection of the pain they inflict on themselves.
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Relationships based on pain

Some people can ONLY interface with you through your problems. Get rid of those people.
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The storms of life will strengthen you

You will not be the same after the storms of life; you will be stronger, wiser and more alive than ever before!
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Happiness is not a permanent state

Happiness is not a permanent state. Happiness is not a thing we achieve. We do not find the secret to happiness and then everything is just great. Happiness comes in moments between sad moments and everyday ordinary moments. Happiness is there for you to notice and reach for and touch.
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Be the peace you seek

Be the peace you seek.
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Being alone will show you who you really are

Being alone will show you who you really are, and if you cannot get-on positively as the sole master of your space in that room alone, then you can absolutely forget about it after you add another person.
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Meet the success meant for you

If you prove time and test again that you have integrity, you will eventually meet the success you always knew was meant for you.
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Your limited thinking

The most insubordinate obstacle you will encounter is your own limited thinking.
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You can judge

You can judge a behaviour without condemning a soul.
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Respect your body

The most sincere prayer for health is the daily prayer of respecting your body temple.
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Life is the wishing-well

Life is the wishing-well. You make a wish every day by how you live your life.
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Your essential ally

You are your own essential ally. Get right with yourself.
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The contest of art is within the artist

The contest of art is within the artist.
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Live your dream

If you believe in yourself and work with joy, passion and patience you can live your dream — no matter what that dream looks like — it can be yours.
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Follow your passion

It is essential that you follow your own idea of passion, even if to others it looks like suffering.
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Out of our darkness that we find our greatest strengths

Life has dark moments and it is out of our darkness that we often find our greatest beauties and strengths.
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You have to trust in your own value

You have to trust in your own value if you want others to recognize your value.
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The greatest thing you will ever do

The greatest thing you will ever do in your life is be yourself.
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Those who cannot love

Some people cannot love you the way you want to be loved, because they are emotionally and spiritually frozen. They recoil from or avoid affection. You will never meet a deep penetrating gaze from their shallow eyes; only a surface glance. They will touch your hand with their hand, but never with their heart. They will serve your body but not your soul. They can only connect with you through utility, but never passion. They are empty. They are dead inside. They will break your heart if you let them. You will waste your whole life waiting for them to wake-up to the treasure of what you have to offer.
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Your chosen family

The intimate space of your personal life should be reserved for amazing, beautiful, radiant souls — good, wholesome and loving people. Your truest family is your chosen family, people with whom you most identify. Make a clear decision on the type of people you want in your life and if they don't make the cut, then create some distance.
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Take proper care of yourself

You can't hand your whole life and soul to someone who doesn't even care about their own.
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Healthy boundaries

People who are out of control desperately need to observe your healthy boundaries in-play to learn from your example. You best teach others about healthy boundaries by enforcing yours on them. There is a difference between giving-up and strategic disengagement. Know the difference. Learn how to let people go. Stop holding-on to the wrong people. Let them go on their own way; if not for you, then for them.
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Change is inevitable

No one wants to give-up on someone they love, such as a relative, friend or lover. But, sometimes we are forced to make hard decisions by extraordinary suffering. It's easy to judge, or say, "never give-up," until you have been there. Eventually, you begin to realize that life is too short and your powers to teach, influence or heal are limited. You finally accept that their emptiness, pain and dysfunction requires more than you have to give. You can't hand your whole life and soul to someone who doesn't even care about their own. Letting go is an excruciating heartbreak; mourning the death of what once was. If you did let someone go, and you still have guilt, it's time to forgive yourself and begin to heal. If it is time to let someone go, for their sake, or for yours, then this may be your confirmation.
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Change is inevitable

Change is inevitable. Your personal and spiritual evolution will always be seen as a betrayal by those whose values you abandon. You have a right to change your values, beliefs and ideas. The discomfort you feel when you attempt to change is just the social control that surrounds you becoming more obvious and bearing down on you. There is nothing more spiritual than freedom and it is very spiritual to violate old beliefs for new values.
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You are the supreme authority on you

Unless someone is trying to help you, don't you dare, ever let anyone tell you who and what you are, because, on this planet, you are the unquestionable and supreme authority on — you.
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Let the hurt deliver you to love

You came to this world to grow and to explore and to touch the miracles and marvels of life. Your suffering needs to be respected. Don't try to ignore the hurt, because the hurt is real. Instead, let the hurt prove there is hope through your healing. Let the hurt soften you instead of hardening you. Let the hurt open you instead of closing you. Let the hurt deliver you to love, and not to hate.
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Do not allow others to make you feel small

You have to accept that you'll never be good enough for some people. Whether that is going to be your problem or theirs is up to you. Rejection is merely a redirection; a course correction to your destiny. You have to remember that your special life is for you, and your purpose has nothing to do with the opinions of others. When we have been hurt we often shrink and run for safety. Don't allow others to make you feel small.
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Sometimes a person needs us to abandon them

Sometimes a person needs us to abandon them, but we hang-on anyway, which can be devastating for both parties. Helping others can sometimes even be a convenient distraction from addressing our own unresolved issues. When someone you know is so toxic and destructive that they are poisoning your life, you have to create some distance. They need you to walk away as much as you need it.
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An amazing new beginning

Every ending is creating the space and opening for an amazing new beginning.
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How to change external things

The harder you work on yourself the more the external things you couldn't change, will change on their own.
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Stop holding-on to the wrong people

Stop holding-on to the wrong people. Let them go on their own way; if not for you, then for them.
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Start creating your world

Start creating your world instead of letting the world create you!
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Negative people pulling you down

Are negative people pulling you down? Believe in yourself. Outlast them. Persevere and they will tire out. Wear them down with your awesomeness!
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How you live your inner-life

Every external thing you desire becomes attainable through how you live your inner-life.
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Your boundaries help others

People who are out of control desperately need to observe your healthy boundaries in-play to learn from your example.
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Speak your truth

If one cannot speak their truth, and be their own truth, then what is life beyond an unbearable lie?
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Your will has to be stronger than your fear

Your will has to be stronger than your fear.
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You are more than your mistakes

You are so much more than your mistakes.
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Quit assuming others have it better

Quit assuming others have it better. Everyone suffers tremendously in life. You are not finished or washed-up. Maybe you are just beginning.
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Kind and gentle gardeners

We must be kind and gentle gardeners with people and nature.
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Think for yourself

The one and only true freedom we all possess is what we think.
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Change begins with your choices

Let the change begin with your choices this very moment.
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Sometimes staying hurts them more

Real love sometimes means saying goodbye.
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Follow your path of purpose

If you are not on your path of purpose, you will only have misery in your life.
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Acknowledge something beautiful

Acknowledge something beautiful and something beautiful will acknowledge you.
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Look for what you may be denying

Truth that exposes your denial can feel like judgment. If you feel yourself being judged, don't always trust those feelings. Look for what you may be denying about yourself. This is how to heal and grow!
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A new chance to try again

If you have had a bad day, remember that tomorrow is a wonderful gift and a new chance to try again.
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Believe in your own beauty

If you could just believe in your own beauty, you could then believe in the beauty of others.
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Carry the vision

Those who see the world through the lens of love are the true visionaries.
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Dare to love

Dare to love every person, including yourself. Become the energy of love.
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Evolve your understanding of success

Evolve your understanding of success from the outer realm of control, materialism, and ego, to the inner realm of surrender, spirituality, and compassion.
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Giving is the master key to success

Giving is the master key to success, in all applications of human life.
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Each moment contains life's reward

There is no reward beyond the moment. Each moment contains life's reward.
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In time the storm will pass

When the dark clouds of doubt, anger or worry begin to move upon you, steady yourself in the knowledge that in time, the storm will pass.
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Connect with yourself

Once you connect with yourself, it is impossible to be lonely or desperate.
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Invest in people

The trees which are pruned watered and nurtured by caring hands bear the greatest fruits; it is the same with people.
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Who we are instructs with absolute clarity

We teach best by how we live life; who we are instructs with absolute clarity.
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How to create a beautiful life

Create a beautiful place inside of yourself and then begin to expand and build outward.
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Emotional-drama junkie

Quit pretending to be a victim when you are really just a self-abusing, emotional-drama junkie.
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Their forgiveness will not heal you...

Someone's forgiveness will not heal you; condemnation or absolution is their test, not yours.
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Forgive and mind your business

To forgive another person means you have first condemned them. When we condemn others we condemn ourselves. When we judge and agonize over another's faults, we become attached to their imbalance and sickness. When we hold-on to someone's imperfections we become emotionally pair-bonded to their maladies. At a deeper level, when we constantly meditate on another's faults, it is because we are neglecting our own unhealed wounds. Forgiveness is another way of saying, 'I need to mind my own business.'
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Love is the revolution

In a world of hate, love is the revolution.
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Never give up

The number one skill in life is not giving up.
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Everything and everyone is your teacher

Everything and everyone is your teacher.
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Celebrate life today

Run, leap and celebrate, for you are alive today!
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The simple things in life are the greatest gifts

The simple things in life are the greatest gifts.
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You were meant for completeness

Balance, symmetry and simplicity are ready to heal your painful disproportions; you were meant for completeness.
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We are all constructed out of our self-dialogue

We are all constructed out of our self-dialogue.
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Fear is a prison

Fear is a prison, where you are the jailer. Free yourself!
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Let the past be

Let the past be the past. It's time.
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Empowerment requires reflection

You cannot avoid facing yourself your whole life. If you avoid your truthful emotions and pain you will implode and contract into a diminished and feeble state. Growth and empowerment requires reflection and facing the frightening, ugly, hard and unbearable reality. People are often clever masters at fooling themselves and not seeing the obvious right in front of them. One of the fastest ways to move through your pain is to get a grip on reality. Real transformation requires real honesty. If you want to move forward — get real with yourself!
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Handling conflict with inner-calm

The feeling of being 'offended' is a warning indicator that is showing you where to look within yourself for unresolved issues.
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You decide your worthiness

No one can set your level of worthiness except you.
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Learn to trust yourself

Listen to your intuition and the quiet promptings of your heart.
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How empowerment happens

Empowerment happens when you face the profound responsibility you have for your own life.
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Changing your mind changes your world

Every experience is seen through your mind's eye, so when you change your mind you change your entire world.
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As your consciousness expands

As your consciousness, refinement and pureness of heart expand you will become less judgmental, less corrective, less reactive, less black-and-white, less critical, less apt to blame and less tormented by others and their faults and views.
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Get real with yourself!

Real transformation requires real honesty. If you want to move forward — get real with yourself!
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How to call-in beauty

Take a moment to deliberately notice one beautiful thing in your life. Acknowledge something beautiful, and something beautiful will acknowledge you.
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It starts with you

If you make it right with yourself, it will be right with the whole world.
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Get clear

Muddled thoughts and intentions create a muddled life. Get clear.
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Focus on your possibilities

Hopefully and devoutly focus on your greater possibilities.
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It just makes life better

Love softens the hardest edges of life's tumult.
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Do what you can to help

Do what you can to help people but have the wisdom to accept your limits.
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First acknowledge

You cannot heal what you refuse to first acknowledge.
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In the service of others

No time is better spent than that spent in the service of others.
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Do not limit your options

If you are rude, cynical, negatively-sarcastic or pessimistic, your life options are going to be very limited.
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Break your addiction to misery

Some people are so addicted to their misery that they will destroy anything that gets in the way of their fix.
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Risk is your only chance of really living

Risk is your only chance of really living. Safety is a fatal illusion; a slow-motion dream killer.
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Do something different today

Do something different today. Think something different. Get off of the hamster wheel and push back on life a little. Stretch yourself.
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You are presenting to and for yourself

Everything you say to someone else is for your clarity, not theirs — you are presenting yourself, to yourself, for yourself at every moment.
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Positive thinking is a blessing

Your positive thoughts are both the prayer, and the answer to your prayer.
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Successful people fail more

Successful people fail more! Fail, learn, recover, regroup and retry.
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Turn-up the volume of faith

When the voices of doubt start whispering, turn-up the volume of faith and listen to your heart.
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Making people happy

You will never make people happier than by being a happy person yourself.
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Never stop sharing your love

Never stop sharing your love with people; that's why you were put on Earth.
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The lessons of pain

We are never taught more deeply and more truthfully than by pain.
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Viciousness is suffering

When someone is vicious toward you they are giving you a glimpse of the pain they carry in themselves.
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Release and become free

When we try to control, we become controlled; when we release, we become free.
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Find what matters

Sometimes you have to lose everything to find the one thing that matters — yourself.
Bryant McGill


Live with kindness

Live with kindness, integrity and spirituality. Comport yourself with grace under pressure. Be an asset in the lives of others. Put people before things and live from your heart. Be intelligent, but know it is better to be kind than smart. Be a peacemaker who values peace and takes peace everywhere you go. Learn to understand your energy and how you create with your energy. Have among your priorities the characteristics of politeness, compassion and patience. Avoid making rash assumptions. Be a believer in true love. Seek deep communication with others and with yourself. Laugh and make the best of every situation. Understand that life is not perfect. Be whole enough to love and to be loved. When you find real love — protect and preserve the sweetness and intimacy of your gift. Make your home a heaven on Earth.
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Your inner calm with free you

When you commune with your ever-present inner calm, you are released from the madness and pain of all outer turmoil.
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Let your existence be enough

Let your existence be enough for a moment.
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You are what you do each day

Life is a practice. You are what you do each day.
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Let love set you free

Hate controls everything it touches, but love sets everything it touches free.
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Making room for what you want

You must clear out what you don't want, to make room for what you do want to arrive.
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When something is not working

Everything worthwhile takes time, nurturing and love. When something isn't working, love it more, nurture it more and give it more time.
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Mistakes are a sign that you are moving forward

Mistakes are a sign that you are moving forward.
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Learn to truly love yourself

We only hurt others because we don't love ourselves. Learning to truly love yourself changes your relationship with everyone.
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Release yourself from the pain of judgement

When we judge and agonize over another's faults, we become attached to their imbalance and sickness. Let it go...
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Change requires introspection

Change will never happen if you lack the ability and courage to see yourself for who you really are.
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You are the source of your pain

You are the source of your pain. Even when someone hurts you, you choose how to struggle, resist, deny and receive.
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Fear is a thief

Fear is a thief because fear robs you before you even begin.
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Inner to outer

Only inner-mastery can bring outer-mastery.
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Ascension to love

Your entire life has unfolded for your heart's ascension to love.
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All misery is outside of you

You love yourself and you are happy, and what you perceive as self-loathing and misery are really outside of you.
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Relax into yourself

The world's only lessons are tension and fear — relax into yourself.
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Live beyond your fear

Only when you decide to truly live can you be free of your fears, and only when you are free of your fears can you truly live.
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Accept the beauty that surrounds you

Today, I accept each moment with awareness of the total beauty that surrounds me.
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Open yourself to life

Be open to others; give people a chance. Be open to yourself; give yourself a chance.
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Every word you speak creates permanence

Every word you speak is a prayer or meditation of reinforcement which creates permanence.
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Learn from your experiences

Your unresolved issues will continue to call-in experiences to teach you what you need to learn.
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Touch the miracles and marvels of life

Don't allow others to make you feel small. You came to this world to grow and to explore and touch the miracles and marvels of life.
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Community is your real currency

Treat others with respect and you will always be wealthy because your community is your real currency.
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I must do better

We must do better, which can only translate into, I must do better.
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Just beyond your fear

Anything you want is just beyond your fear.
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The power of response

We do not have control over what happens to us in life, but we do have control over how we chose to respond.
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Changing yourself changes everything

Changing yourself changes everything.
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Connecting with yourself

Connecting with yourself and knowing yourself is a monumental and life changing event. Loneliness and desperation are only possible when we have lost touch with our beauty within. Once you connect with yourself, it is impossible to be lonely or desperate.
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Enjoying the success of others

The distinguishing characteristic of a true leader is pure elation in seeing others prosper.
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Dwell on joy

Don't dwell on sadness. Joy will take you where you want to go.
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Being honest about who you are

There is nothing you will ever do that is more important than being honest about who you really are.
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Healing begins with self-love

All healing starts with beginning to accept yourself and love yourself; even your flaws.
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Live with grace and ease

The more evolved you are the less you will agree or disagree with others, and the more you will gently sift through the fullness of what people are offering and gratefully take only what you need.
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Noticing the unnoticed

Empowerment is often little more than noticing what was once unnoticed and finding what was always there.
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Your struggle is your strength

Your struggle is your strength. If you can resist becoming negative, bitter or hopeless, in time, your struggles will give you everything.
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Be a happiness seeker

If you want to be happy you must become a happiness seeker. You have to think about happiness, look for the happiness, seize the happiness and believe with all of your heart that you deserve happiness.
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Dare to see yourself

Dare to see yourself for what you really are! Do not be limited by the judgements of others. Do not believe the lie of limitations. Inside of YOU is every possibility ever known. Close your eyes and visualize your divine beauty.
Bryant McGill


Begin with a beautiful inner-life

You may live in a harsh world at times, but you can have a beautiful inner-life, and a beautiful outer-life always begins with a beautiful inner-life.
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Everyone is a lesson

Each person you meet is a lesson to be learned.
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The genius of kindness

If you can be kind to people, you will be a genius in this world.
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Blame is a trap

You think that if you blame, you will then be free of those problems, but blame cements you to your problems.
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Live in the present

Live in the present, or die in your past; it's your choice.
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Know your self worth

You can always hold out for something better when you know your self worth.
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Stronger than ever before

Some of the most amazing people in the world were not perfect; they were scarred by suffering, hardships, losses and imperfections. But, when they recovered, they were stronger, wiser, and more loving and compassionate. Your life is going to get better in the proper time, and you will be stronger and more at peace than ever before.
Bryant McGill


Think positive thoughts

Every positive thought is a silent prayer which will change your life.
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You are stronger than your fear

Your will has to be stronger than your excuses. Your will has to be stronger than your fear.
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You set the standard for how people treat you

You set the standard for how people will treat and regard you, by how you treat and regard yourself.
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The worst bullies

The worst bullies you will ever encounter in your life are your own thoughts.
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There is no love without forgiveness

There is no love without forgiveness, and there is no forgiveness without love.
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Accepting what is can bring change

If resisting has failed and frustrated you, try to accept what is. As hard as it is to believe, acceptance can open different opportunities for change than resistance.
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The beautiful path is within

The beautiful path is not a place outside of yourself, but rather a place you carry with you everywhere you go.
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Show up for something better

A better life is waiting for you to show up.
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Peace is the friend we find in silence

Peace is the friend we find in silence.
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Blame anchors us into the past

Blame anchors us into the past; a place we cannot change. Acceptance frees us to the future.
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It is never too late

It is never too late to love yourself again.
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The power of thought

Your future begins with your next thought.
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The world as you believe it

The world as you believe it to exist, is largely a reflection of your judgments.
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Say beautiful things

Every beautiful thing you say to someone becomes a part of them and you.
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Kindness is the supreme intelligence

Kindness is the supreme intelligence.
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Empowerment is never about blame

Empowerment is never about blame; it is about taking personal responsibility.
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Only your surface is disturbed

You are the observer who watches your emotions as they push, pull and stretch you. The beauty inside of you is unmovable. Your deepest and most truthful self does not care about trends, times, struggles, losses or worries. Your deepest self is free from the world's petty, made-up demands, judgments and expectations. You love yourself and you are happy, and what you perceive as self-loathing and misery are really outside of you. Quit trying so hard and sit quietly with yourself and you will see that there are no demands within you. Only your surface is disturbed; in your deepness there is stillness and total tranquility. Only your surface feels empty and longing; in your depths there is a firm weight of fullness.
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People must learn for themselves

You cannot change another person's mind or educate them; this they must do themselves.
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You are so much more than your mistakes

Beneath your burdensome regrets and who you think you are through the lens of past mistakes, there is someone beautiful who wants to emerge. You are not your mistakes and your mistakes are not you. You are so much more than your mistakes. Allow your truth to emerge. Your truth cannot emerge buried under a mountain of guilt and regret. Your past is like a bag of bricks; set it down and walk away. Quit collecting every painful word, memory and mistake. Collect hope. Hope is lighter.
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You must be yourself

There is one clear urgency in your life that you must never neglect, and that is — you must be yourself.
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There are no demands within you

Quit trying so hard and sit quietly with yourself and you will see that there are no demands within you. The world's only lessons are tension and fear — relax into yourself. Let quietness instruct you.
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Silence your constant judging

If you can silence your constant judging you can have deeper levels of love and friendship with others and yourself.
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Spirituality seduces you from contemplation to completeness

In the inconceivably vast and humbling unknown called 'everything', is a supreme inter-communication called, spirituality. The laws of life are written into every atom, molecule and heartbeat. We are immersed in the sweet law of unfolding mystery called life. There is a way to flow and cooperate with universal laws which can be beautiful and kind. When we are in sync with this flow, its power moves us like a mighty yet gentle guiding hand. The flow of spiritual connectedness and oneness with life will dwell in you if your heart and mind is open and innocent. If you are pure in intention and in alignment with beauty and love, in body and mind, the highest levels of your spiritual self will subsume your weaknesses. Spirituality will take you like love; it seduces you from contemplation to completeness.
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A moment of truth is very powerful

A moment of truth is very powerful. Instead of smiling to be polite, just frown. Instead of laughing when you are nervous or uncomfortable, just speak your truth. Instead of acting like everything is all right, proclaim it isn't alright, and talk about your feelings! Honor your truth. Honor yourself. Be real.
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Gratitude and love for life

Love is such a deep gratitude. When you are truly in love with life, every breath you take is gratitude.
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Surround yourself with beautiful and positive people

Surround yourself with beautiful and positive people, who love you and believe in you.
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Knowing what's true is easy

Knowing what's true is easy. You can know something is a lie when it has no love in it.
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Dedication to those we love and cherish

For those we love we carry our hopes deeply in our hearts. Our hearts anguish when we must watch their painful mistakes. We suffer when they suffer; we rejoice in their joy. Our connection is tempered in both strife and triumph. We struggle, cry, pray and hope for the best. We sometimes feel taken for granted or unappreciated. But we stand by their side; steady, true and unwavering. For those we love we will carry any burden. Love is the promise that we will be there tomorrow. This is dedicated to those we love and cherish. A Promise — today, tomorrow and forever.
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The best way to create a better world

Be beautiful and you are doing your part to create a more beautiful world.
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No external thing or person will complete you

No external thing or person is ever coming to you, which will make you happy or complete you. As long as you are waiting for something to make you happy — happiness will never come. Expectancy creates disappointment. Chasing the external to achieve joy is a death-trap for personal-development. The external only creates dependency. The foundation of joyful independence is being content with yourself; self-love. You're the one you've been looking for; you complete you. Recognize that you are enough, and that all external gifts are simply extra blessings. Praise first the mighty blessing of yourself! Find your own joy within and then greater joy will be added to you.
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Misery loves good company

Misery loves good company, so if you are surrounded with drama, gossip and fools you may want to consider that you are presently at risk of becoming one of them.
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Be beautiful and life will defend you

There are many gardeners who tend life's garden, and these gardeners do not like people stepping on the beautiful flowers. A beautiful person is protected like a beautiful flower in a garden, which many gardeners tend. You do not have to do anything to defend yourself in life; just be beautiful and life will defend you.
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Your life was meant for more than being a life-long doormat

Your life was meant for more than being a life-long doormat for deadbeats, losers, gossipers, nay-sayers, dream-crushers, energy vampires, users, abusers, ragers and passive-aggressive backstabbers.
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What we want for others...

What we want for others doesn't work unless they want it for themselves.
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Those who deserve all of you

The people who walk away are not meant to be a part of your future. Let them go. Your life is with those who stay, and they deserve all of you.
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Take care of yourself, for others...

Taking care of yourself is the most powerful way to begin to take care of others.
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Show people their beauty

To every soul you encounter, be a mirror, which reflects only their beauty.
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Follow your heart

Dare to believe that good things are possible when you follow your heart.
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Don't change just so people will like you!

Don't change just so people will like you! Like yourself and your relationships will change. There are people who will love you for — you.
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Listening to what another has to say

One of the most sincere forms of respect is actually listening to what another has to say.
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Natural balance in leadership

The world cannot and will not survive without the woman's leadership.
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Beauty is rooted in pain

Every beautiful thing in the world is rooted in some kind of pain.
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Peace and inner-calm protects you

When you walk in peace you will literally see attackers shattering themselves against your inner-calm. They will defeat themselves.
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Accepting your power

Never underestimate the power of — YOU!
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Trust your instincts and listen to your inner-voice

You have permission to walk away from anything that doesn't feel right. Trust your instincts and listen to your inner-voice — it's trying to protect you.
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Setting the standard for proper treatment

You set the standard for how people will treat and regard you, by how you treat and regard yourself.
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The reason you can accomplish something

The reason you can accomplish something is because you already had it within you.
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Uncommon success is found on the spiritual plane

Uncommon success is found on the spiritual plane; you can't get there through common convention or following others. Hard work is not enough; many work slavishly-hard for little reward. Intelligence is insufficient; how many educated and brilliant people there are who fail utterly and completely. Goodness is not enough; how many meek and good souls are tilled into the earth like manure by demigods to fertilize their golden crops. There is something more — it is the unseen essential, and everyone has access to it.
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Acknowledging and processing your pain

Some people run from pain their whole lives, and what pain they do not digest they inflict upon others.
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Your tears are announcing change in your life

Tears are good. What flows is alive. Crying is like a thundershower for the soul. The air feels so wonderful after the rain. Don't think too much. Breathe. Don't be harsh or demanding on yourself. Just experience your feelings and know that your tears are announcing change in your life. Change is coming; like a summer rain — to wash away your pain. Have faith that things are getting better.
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Present-mindedness is your only safe haven

Almost all sadness comes from thinking about the past, and all worry from thinking about the future — present-mindedness is your only safe haven.
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Questioning your cultural narrative

The starting point to freedom is to begin questioning the cultural narrative you have been sold.
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Avoiding unnecessary suffering

Through spiritual maturity you will see new ways to avoid unnecessary suffering; wiser ways to endure unavoidable hardships with grace, and opportunities to turn your pain into lessons of service and healing for others.
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Change takes time

Change takes time. It takes time for the seeds to begin growing within, time to understand and process, time for the growth to mature, and time for the old self to die and fall away.
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Know your self worth

You can always hold out for something better when you know your self worth.
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Seeing the beauty in others

You will be a beautiful person, as long as you see the beauty in others.
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Be informed and be kind

A democracy of mean and ignorant people is just as scary as any other horrible form of government.
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The nature of oppression

The nature of oppression can be very tame, and often goes by the false name of civility.
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The world needs more women leaders

The world desperately needs the balancing leadership of the woman. The woman's ascent to her position of fair and equal leadership will touch and bring healing sanity to every sphere of our pain. All pain in life comes from imbalance. Nothing will solve more problems than the women exerting her balanced leadership and guidance. The world cannot and will not survive without the woman's leadership.
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It is predominantly men who are destroying the miracle of life

It is predominantly men who are destroying the miracle of life on Earth. Looking at this phenomenon non-politically as a naturalist, the Prima facie evidence is De facto; it is irrefutable. Practically every legislative body, assembly and boardroom on earth lacks the natural balance between genders observable in the population. The ultimate male tradition is keeping women from sitting at the table of conversation regarding the balance of power between genders.
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Challenge authority

Challenge authority; the authority of your own rational convictions.
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You are not who you think you are

You are not who you think you are; you are someone else's ideas.
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Experiential identity

"When we consume violent entertainment it becomes a part of our experiential identity."

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Equally indistinguishable buyers

"Franchises and machines create identical uniformity for equally indistinguishable buyers."

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Modern savagery

"There is nothing more savage than modern civilization."

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You are an amorphous being

You are an amorphous being and can change your views, opinions, ideas, and beliefs at will and as frequently as you desire. You are allowed to be inconsistent, contradictory and unbound by conventions such as sanity, intelligence or making sense. When you reserve the right to total contradiction, you reserve the self-acceptance to be human.
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Educators or war profiteers in the war against ignorance?

When knowledge becomes a profit center, guards and bars must be placed around the vault of wisdom, and educators and administrators become knowledge profiteers in the war against ignorance. They become information bankers, holding knowledge ransom for a fee, which is a self-destructive enterprise to any forward-seeking society.
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Environmentalism is about life itself

Environmentalism is about life itself, because the environment is the space where all life happens.
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Treating the environment with respect

The total sphere of life demands we treat the environment with a level of respect we could only term, self-respect.
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How brands turn us into material junkies

The coveted perfect life is a created standard which is purposely unattainable. Deceptive media images of faces, bodies and lifestyles make us hate ourselves so we will buy a solution to love ourselves once again. Advertisements make us ashamed of our blemishes, imperfections and flaws, but these so-called flaws are really our strengths and gifts. False images, idols and fixations on conformity and unattainable perfection make us illusion-prisoners. The very brands that promise us relief and personal freedom deliver us into bondage by turning us into material junkies.
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Create a clear safe space

Create a clear safe space

Be calm and create a clear, safe space in your mind. Just because your world is falling apart doesn't mean you have to fall apart. When everything seems crazy, you be calm.
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All conflict can be resolved by listening

All conflict can be resolved by listening.
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You become rich by having a rich heart

You become rich by having a rich heart. You become wealthy by spending your poverty well and kindly.
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Solve the puzzle of yourself

Life is a game that you win when you solve the puzzle of yourself.
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The supreme lesson of education is to think for yourself

The supreme lesson of education is to think for yourself; absent this attainment, education creates dangerous, stupefying conformity.
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The difference is called freedom

There is a difference between loyalty and bondage. There is a difference between faithfulness and fearfulness. There is a difference between being devoted and being dominated. The difference is called freedom, and it is all the difference in the world. This is your life and you get to choose what is acceptable in your relationships with absolute authority. Don't give your authority to someone who will abuse your trust. If you have mistakenly entrusted your authority to an abuser or usurper; revoke and reclaim your power now. You are the supreme authority in your own life and you have the final word.
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Your biggest opportunity for growth

Whatever makes you uncomfortable is your biggest opportunity for growth.
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Maybe it is time to stand-up for yourself

If they were really strong they wouldn't yell, they would reassure. If they were really strong they wouldn't put you down, they would lift you up. Maybe you're the one who is really strong. Maybe they just want to hold you back. Maybe it's time to stand-up for yourself!
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All viciousness is suffering!

//I just had to write this in response to the angry comments regarding my idea that, "viciousness is suffering." So forgive me for sticking this sharp stick in the eye a little deeper. The quote that read, "When someone is vicious toward you they are giving you a glimpse of the pain they carry in themselves. Viciousness is suffering." This has sent some people into a mouth-frothing frenzy.//

I believe that viciousness is suffering. Cold-blooded people who delight in the pain of others, bullies, abusers, narcissists, sociopaths, rapists, killers, animal abusers and ugly miserable souls need compassion and understanding as much as they need condemnation. All viciousness is suffering. A being who is stricken with psychopathy to the point where they cannot live a fulfilling life of healthy emotional ranges and relationships, or stop themselves from hurting others, is in a state of total suffering as a being. Don't say, "they don't feel anything, so they don't suffer." Not to be able to feel anything is to be cut-off from all that is beautiful in life, which is the definition of tremendous suffering and loss. Even if they are completely unaware and uncaring, observers can see they suffer a stunted and perverted human experience; a psychological deformity. Similar to a person in a coma, they have been ravaged and we see their loss of normalcy; of humanity. Crippled in body or conscience; they are crippled nonetheless. They may be sick, but sickness is suffering. Even if they were born that way, haven't they been cheated? Wretched they may be; but pity upon them. As evil and twisted their grotesque deeds may be, in the knot of their contorted form is a tormented soul. If no compassion from you — then from who? Is there not room in your heart for all victims? Do we bring healing to society with our blanket hate and myopic judgements? Are we big enough to be righteously incensed without being insensitive?

After reading all of the hate filled (and vicious) comments from those who want to just "take people out back and shoot them" — I want to proclaim my admiration for social workers, therapists and clergy around the world who dedicate their lives to the seemingly impossible task of helping those most people deem unworthy of help, and who are brave enough to not discriminate between victims of crime, circumstance and ill-fate.

People have asked me how do we go about helping with people who commit such egregious acts, how do we keep people safe and what about the victims; what do we do for them? What is your solution? I'm not sure what can or should be done, these he problems are so enormous. It is all heartbreaking. What I do know is I can start with my own attitudes and perspectives, which I do have some control over, and as deeply as possible, I can expand my caring. I feel if all of us can just care more, this is a good beginning.

I like these quotes on the topic:

"Hurt people hurt people."
—Will Bowen

"Damaged people damage people."
—Marianne Williamson

"When another person makes you suffer, it is because he suffers deeply within himself, and his suffering is spilling over. He does not need punishment; he needs help. That's the message he is sending."
—Thich Nhat Hanh

I also like to think about Gandhi's quote similarly articulated by St. Augustine, who wrote, "With love for mankind and hatred of sins." ^^St. Augustine. His Letter 211 (c. 424)^^
"Hate the sin and not the sinner."
—Mohandas Gandhi|1929 autobiography


Monstrous sociopath-like disengagement

We are told to love people unconditionally, but sometimes we must get rid of people unconditionally. Some toxic people just keep slithering and oozing in through the cracks in your resolve; they refuse to respect your boundaries. No more mixed messages. You must learn how to close a door permanently. Cut and cauterize. Monstrous sociopath-like disengagement is your right. Your life is worth more. Don't waste another minute. Let them say you are awful. Block, ban, delete and disconnect. Compassion? Have some for yourself! Do what you must do to take care of yourself and don't you dare ever feel guilty.
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Break the bonds of your abuser-victim relationship

Forgiveness has nothing whatsoever to do with how wrong someone else was; no matter how evil, cruel, narcissistic or unrepentant they are, when you forgive a person, you break the unhealthy bonds between you and your abuser-victim relationship, and you redefine yourself as an independent victor in your own life.
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People are responsible for their own happiness

Don't waste your time, money, energy and love on someone who is unappreciative and brings heartache into your life. Everyone may deserve love, but not everyone deserves your love.
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People are responsible for their own happiness

You are not responsible for other people's happiness and they are not responsible for yours.
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Sometimes we hurt ourselves the way we struggle

Sometimes we hurt ourselves the way we struggle and resist. Not just force; but finesse. Not just battle; but tact. Acceptance can be its own form of dominant resistance — because survival is resistance.
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Viciousness

When someone is vicious toward you they are giving you a glimpse of the pain they carry in themselves. Viciousness is suffering.
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When pigs fly

When pigs fly... People will treat you the way you treat them; You will never be judged by appearances; You will never be taken for granted; Your heart will never be broken again; People will know what you have been through. When you fly... None of those things will matter. Spread your own wings and soar!
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Breaking a piece of your heart off

Escaping a toxic relationship can feel like breaking a piece of your heart off; like a wolf chews its leg off to escape a steel trap. Leaving is never easy, but sometimes it's necessary to save yourself and others from dying inside.
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Focus and get clear

Your total intelligence knows how to accomplish astounding feats. You just need a clear objective. Muddled thoughts and intentions create a muddled life. Get clear. You will surprise yourself!
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Quit hurting yourself

They caused the first wound, but you are causing the rest; this is what not forgiving does. They got it started but you keep it going. Forgive and let it go, or it will eat you alive. You think they made you feel this way, but when you won't forgive, you are the one inflicting the pain on yourself.
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The mark you leave in your own heart

The mark you leave in another's heart is always left in yours; for better or worse.
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Petty people should never be given power

If you want an incredible life and you have a bad attitude — you can just forget about it. If you are cynical, pessimistic, judgmental, shallow and petty you don't deserve success. Success is powerful, and petty people should never be given power. You have to earn the right to an incredible life by being an incredible person.
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The real test of kindness

Anyone can be kind to someone they like. The real test is can you be kind to people you don't like.
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Breaking habits without self denial

The secret to permanently breaking any bad habit is to love something greater than the habit.
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Start thinking that way

If you want to live a new way, you have to start thinking that way. Your thoughts precede the lifestyle, not the other way around.
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Can you evolve

Suffering does not always make you wiser or stronger. If you don't learn your lessons and make the effort — more suffering and a new hell awaits you. Suffering is a pointed question — asking you, 'Can you evolve?'
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One brave person like you

Just because people are unkind to you doesn't mean you have to be unkind back. That's how the world changes — one brave person like you being kind.
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Be careful fighting demons

Be careful fighting someone else's demons — it may awaken your own.
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They may not be enemies at all

Carefully question the sources of your deepest animosity toward your perceived enemies. They may not be enemies at all.
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You are not finished

Quit assuming others have it better. Everyone suffers tremendously in life. You are not finished or washed-up. Maybe you are just beginning.
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Create by loving

You don't create by hating something, you create by loving something.
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Your strength is taking form

Possibility is born out of impossibility. The voids define the forms. Even now, your pain and weakness is giving form to your strength.
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Be honest about your feelings

No matter what you do — stand up for who you are and be honest about your feelings. Even if it seems like you will be crucified for it; even if you think you will not be as successful or as liked — in the end, it's only your honesty that will have mattered.
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Kick your inner-whiner's ass

Nothing great was ever built on excuses. You can't whine your way through life. Kick your inner-whiner's ass and get to living the good life.
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The opportunities are inside of you

I can't stress enough that the opportunities are not "out there" — they are inside of you as a part of your own self-realization.
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Watch your rituals

Make sure your ritual is not a daily prayer for failure through negative self-talk, ruminations and gossip.
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You can not see it until you have changed

Most abuse, neglect and oppression is near and dear. You can't see it until you have changed.
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Anchor yourself to success

What you talk about you anchor yourself to, so if you want to change your life — change your dialogue.
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Why they try to control you

What they hate is their own lack of self-control, so they control you. What they despise is your strength. What they hold in utmost contempt is your refusal to be controlled and to accept their lie that it's your fault.
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When we are filled with love

If you get love and attention that you are not ready for, it will not fulfill you the way you imagined. We sustain our loving relationships by loving ourselves. We are only fulfilled by love when we ourselves are filled with love.
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Treat people who support you like gold

You would think that the more successful you are, the more people would be excited for you. It is very sad when you learn people just become jealous. Even worse; some people secretly hope you will fail. If you have someone who is truly happy for your success — treat them like gold.
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Just be happy for yourself

If you work hard and have integrity you can accomplish anything, but never expect a single soul to be happy for you. Do it for you!
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It is painful to watch people destroy themselves

Some of the people we adore most — like the moth to the flame — seem hell-bent on destroying themselves. Their attraction to their inevitable undoing is heartbreaking to watch, and something you will never understand. All you can do is pray.
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Resist becoming negative and bitter

If you can resist becoming negative, bitter or hopeless, in time, your struggle will give you everything.
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Challenged, disturbed or offended

When you are not willing to be challenged, disturbed or offended, you are not willing to explore your weaknesses or ever reach your highest potential.
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Put your needs into service

It's okay to want to be acknowledged; to be noticed, appreciated, accepted and understood. Everyone needs to be heard. But when you are waiting for it, instead of getting angry or frustrated that it is not happening — give it to someone else. Notice someone. Share your appreciation. Accept someone. Earnestly listen to someone in need of acknowledgement. It is by withholding what you deeply need from others, that you keep it from yourself. When you put your needs into service in the lives of others, your needs will then be met.
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No one will ever beat you at your own mind-games

The worst lies are the ones we tell ourselves. The worst verbal abuse comes from our own tongue. The most negative influence is the devil on our own shoulder. The cruelest judge is the one staring back in the mirror. The person really withholding the love you need is you.No one will ever out-do you at your own mind-games. You must stop doing this to yourself!
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Break free from your self deceptions

Stop deceiving yourself. If you can accept and deal with an unpleasant reality, you at least have a chance of changing that reality. But, if you refuse to see and deal with reality, you will be doomed to continue living your untruthful life.
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One of the most sincere forms of respect is listening

One of the most sincere forms of respect is actually listening to what another has to say.
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Treat yourself right

You can't always expect others to treat you right, but you can treat yourself right.
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Radically change your life

The more radically you can change your thinking, the more radically you can change your life.
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Success is the courage to continue

Success is the courage to continue. Work steadily. Live Passionately. Fail Gracefully. Persist!
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Leadership is about showing up

Leadership is about taking a beating and showing up again and again.
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Let your heart show you the way

Experience the flow of life not through the narrow lens of the mind, but through the vast refuge of the heart.
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Calm your mind for clarity

There is a simple path to follow that appears only when you calm your mind.
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