Tuesday November 26th 2019

Today I asked my body what she needed,
Which is a big deal
Considering my journey of
Not Really Asking That Much.
I thought she might need more water.
Or protein.
Or greens.
Or yoga.
Or supplements.
Or movement.
But as I stood in the shower
Reflecting on her stretch marks,
Her roundness where I would like flatness,
Her softness where I would like firmness,
All those conditioned wishes
That form a bundle of
Never-Quite-Right-Ness,
She whispered very gently:
Could you just love me like this?
~ Hollie Holden

Tuesday November 19th 2019

People know your name, not your story.
They’ve heard what you’ve done,
but not what you’ve been through.
So take their opinions of you with a grain of salt.
In the end, it’s not what others think,
it’s what you think about yourself that counts.
Sometimes you have to do
exactly what’s best for you and your life,
not what’s best for everyone else.

Sunday November 17th 2019

“The world is increasingly designed to depress us.
Happiness isn’t very good for the economy.
If we were happy with what we had,
why would we need more?
How do you sell an anti-ageing moisturizer?
You make someone worry about ageing.
How do you get people to vote for a political party?
You make them worry about immigration.
How do you get them to buy insurance?
By making them worry about everything….
To be calm becomes a kind of revolutionary act.
To be happy with your own non-upgraded existence.
To be comfortable with our messy, human selves,
would not be good for business.”

~ Matt Haig
“Reasons To Stay Alive”

Thursday October 24th 2019

“Stop apologizing.
You don’t have to say sorry for how you laugh,
how you dress, how you speak.
You don’t have to be sorry for being yourself.
Do it fearlessly.
It’s time to accept this is you
and you gotta spend the rest of your life with you.
So, start loving your sarcasm, your awkwardness,
your unique sense of humor, your everything.
It will make your life so much easier
to simply be yourself.”

Thursday August 8th 2019

“Life is too short
to waste any amount of time
on wondering what other people think about you.
In the first place,
if they had better things going on in their lives,
they wouldn’t have the time
to sit around and talk about you.
What’s important to me
is not others’ opinions of me,
but what’s important to me
is my opinion of myself.”
~ C. JoyBell C.

C. JoyBell C. is an author of poetry and literature books
delving mainly into philosophy of mind, esoterism…Source