The sea is your blood. The trees, your lungs. The wind, your breath. The rain, your tears. The sun, your eyes. Out of nothing you spun and with no beginning you have begun. It is all you, it is all you, it is all you. There is nothing to fear.
- Brittany Trubridge (via liquid-diamonds-flowing)
If you hear a voice within you say ‘you cannot paint,’ then by all means paint and that voice will be silenced.
- Vincent Van Gogh (via maxkirin)
Until we have met the monsters in ourselves, we keep trying to slay them in the outer world. And we find that we cannot. For all darkness in the world stems from darkness in the heart. And it is there that we must do our work.
- Marianne Williamson (via jordan-phoenix)
Most of the time it isn’t fear that seems to cripple people; it is the worry about all the bad things that could happen. Will we get cancer or Alzheimer’s or not have enough money to live on while we are old? What if the boat swamps or the ice breaks or the plane crashes? uncertainty is nearly always the root of such anxieties. Allowed to run free, our imagination can be depended upon to conclude the worst. This is the kind of worry that Gavin De Becker in, The Gift Of Fear, calls a form a self-harassment, ‘a way to avoid admitting powerlessness over something, since worry feels like we are doing something.’
- Jill Fredston (via grateful-sounds)
Growth is painful. Change is painful.But nothing is as painful as staying stuck somewhere you don’t belong.
- Mandy Hale (via onlinecounsellingcollege)