There is only one way to learn. It’s through action. Everything you need to know you have learned through your journey.Paulo Coelho, The Alchemist (via kushandwizdom)
Happiness is not something ready made. It comes from your own actions.Dalai Lama XIV (via kushandwizdom)
“The Road Not Taken
Two roads diverged in a yellow wood,
And sorry I could not travel both
And be one traveler, long I stood
And looked down one as far as I could
To where it bent in the undergrowth;
Then took the other, as just as fair,
And having perhaps the better claim,
Because it was grassy and wanted wear;
Though as for that the passing there
Had worn them really about the same,
And both that morning equally lay
In leaves no step had trodden black.
Oh, I kept the first for another day!
Yet knowing how way leads on to way,
I doubted if I should ever come back.
I shall be telling this with a sigh
Somewhere ages and ages hence:
Two roads diverged in a wood, and I—
I took the one less traveled by,
And that has made all the difference.”
Oh my God, what if you wake up some day, and you’re 65, or 75, and you never got your memoir or novel written; or you didn’t go swimming in warm pools and oceans all those years because your thighs were jiggly and you had a nice big comfortable tummy; or you were just so strung out on perfectionism and people-pleasing that you forgot to have a big juicy creative life, of imagination and radical silliness and staring off into space like when you were a kid? It’s going to break your heart. Don’t let this happen.Anne Lamott (via closedforprayer)
It’s comforting when you realize your own worth. On top of loving yourself, you now have security when someone doesn’t want you. You know exactly what you have to offer; and if they pass that up, then you know what they will have to live without. It’s such a powerful thing.