Emotional dependence IS more dangerous when we fail to recognize it in time to prevent its nefarious chronic trends in thinking. Depending on others for our happiness is to build a castle on shifting sands. You’re setting yourself up for failure and you’re setting yourself up for trouble. Rely on you!Kentucky
Strive to achieve coherence. Coherence in your actions, your thoughts, and your emotions.
If you find that these three areas are in coherence, you will be closer to achieving inner peace.ANONYMOUS
We all tend to hear that life is short so we should make the most of it. What’s interesting is that you don’t really connect these words of wisdom with personal emotion or even translate them with action until something significant teaches us personally.
I’ve recently had a loved one become diagnosed with cancer and it’s my first time navigating some seriously heavy and aggressive emotions. In this process I’ve been able to truly reflect on “words of wisdom” from our elders.
There really is no bullshit to words of wisdom, so in my reflection I’d say, “stay positive”; “wake up each day & appreciate life”; “enjoy the ride” “Don’t have any regrets” and be “happy”.Anonymous
Feelings Are Like Toddlers
Lately I’ve been working personally on treating myself with more compassion and allowing myself to feel more, even (especially?) difficult, uncomfortable emotions. I think the better we get at being kind to ourselves, the easier it becomes to be compassionate towards everyone else. Just because you’re a grown up doesn’t mean your feelings don’t want to be felt and acknowledged fully. Feelings are like toddlers – they’ll yell louder and louder until they get attention.Emily
Finding that compassion
No one can make you feel or be a certain way. You make a choice every time you act or react to the actions of others. Act in the way you would want others to react to you in your weaker moments. Finding that compassion can be difficult, but it is freeing.AB