Stop justifying your happiness because happiness isn’t something that should be explained; it should simply be felt.
If you want to stay true to yourself in your relationships, you have to realize there is no such thing as an ‘other half’ because you were always whole.
Worthiness is not perfection. And you—just as you are, imperfect and flawed—are more than enough.
There’s always going to be someone who disagrees or dislikes you and if you spend your life trying to please everyone, you’ll only end up emptying yourself.
I am human, so why can’t I give myself the grace to be imperfect?
When we shift away from finding our identities in our relationships, we learn that self-worth can only come from one place: the beating of our hearts.
Over the last month I’ve been reading a book on honoring your inner witch. As an avid Feminist, self-love advocate, and emotional writer, I support anything that has to do with understanding who we are as humans, and the way we work. Though I’ve grown up in the Christian faith, I live in a Southern California beach town where oils, herbs, yoga, and meditation are common. Thus, I’ve built my life to exist in openness and harmony with all forms of spirituality. The rituals we practice and the beliefs we hold about who we are in relation to the universe are, at the core, very similar—regardless of our faith or religion. And that’s what drew me to this book, Inner Witch: A Modern Guide to the Ancient Craft by Gabriela Herstik, in the first place. Being a ‘witch’ is not about carrying a broom and casting crazy spells, but about unleashing your strength. It’s about harnessing your energy, and opening yourself to the universe in both acceptance and love. It’s about feeling and celebrating what …
I will not lessen or lose parts of myself to love you.
Learning to be alone is essential for self-growth. But the journey to that place does not always come easy, or by choice. And we must remember that.
You have a shattered heart, but even the most fragmented pieces can be put back together. Even the deepest wounds can be bandaged. Even the heaviest aches can be soothed with tenderness and self-love.