Stability comes from inside.

Bits of inspiration and beauty for you, who are inspirational and beautiful in your own right. You are more than good enough.

You think he belongs to you because you want to belong to him. Don’t. It’s a bad word, ‘belong.’ Especially when you put it with somebody you love. Love shouldn’t be like that.

Did you ever see the way the clouds love a mountain? They circle all around it; sometimes you can’t even see the mountain for the clouds. But you know what? You go up top and what do you see? His head. The clouds never cover the head. His head pokes through, because the clouds let him; they don’t wrap him up. They let him keep his head up high, free, with nothing to hide him or bind him.

You can’t own a human being. You can’t lose what you don’t own. Suppose you did own him. Could you really love somebody who was absolutely nobody without you? You really want somebody like that? Somebody who falls apart when you walk out the door? You don’t, do you? And neither does he. You’re turning over your whole life to him. Your whole life, girl. And if it means so little to you that you can just give it away, hand it to him, then why should it mean any more to him?

He can’t value you more than you value yourself.

- Toni Morrison

A woman is like a tea bag - you never know how strong she is until she is in hot water.

—Eleanor Roosevelt  (via xxsimplicity)

(Source: toujoursattendre)

Be unafraid to be utterly and unabashedly yourself because…you’re pretty damn great. 

10 things that, when accepted, make it easier to deal

1. Spend your worries only on those who worry about you. 

2. Don’t be afraid of people just because you don’t know them. 

3. In fact, don’t fear the unknown for the simple fact that it is unknown. Wait until it gives you a reason to fear it. 

4. Don’t underestimate silence. Talking often muddles up situations. Only your perceived notions of the moment make silence ‘awkward’. 

5. Friends drift away or sometimes up and leave…and that’s okay. You will be okay without them. 

6. There is a way out of every situation, no matter how hopeless or horrible it seems. 

7. Eventually, every so often, things fall into place, and the planets align, and you get a moment of clarity. Often it really only lasts a moment. Hold on tight to these glimpses into eternity. 

8. Older generally does = wiser. However, it’s on an individual basis. Just because someone is older than you, it does not necessarily make them wiser than you. 

9. Be content with yourself, but never fully satisfied. Always try to be a little bit more tomorrow than what you are today, but don’t let it make you love today’s self any less for it.

10. Other than hatred, there is no emotion more self-harming than regret. So don’t participate in it. 

Be, always, the best version of yourself. 

First, I wish you noble like Zapata,
because a man is one who guards
those weaker than himself.
Second, I wish you a Gandhi wisdom,
he knew power is not the fist,
he knew the power of the powerless.
Third, I wish you Mother Teresa generous.
Because the way of wealth is giving
yourself away to others.

— Sandra Cisneros “Arturito the Amazing Baby Olmec Who is Mine by Way of Water”

Half-hearted is the same thing as no-hearted.