Be gentle with yourself. If you will not be your own unconditional friend, who will be? If you are playing an opponent and you are also opposing yourself you are going to be outnumbered. A mind is like a canvas: The more open your mind, The more colors you can use.
With our thoughts we make the world. Our awesome responsibility to ourselves, to our children, and to the future is to create ourselves in the image of goodness, because the future depends on the nobility of our imaginings.
With our thoughts we make the world. I have a simply philosophy. Fill what is empty. Empty what is full. Scratch where it itches With my freckles and messy hair, bruised knee and chapped lips this morning I am splendidly imperfect and alive!
And if you gaze for long into an abyss, the abyss gazes also into you. Forgiving those who hurt us is the key to personal peace. The rung of a ladder was never meant to rest upon, but only to hold a mans foot long enough to enable him to put the other somewhat higher.