"I stopped hating and started just being. My whole life, I had been the most defensive person you’d meet, unable to tolerate any criticism. But now I started listening and being."

   —  Anthony Kiedis, Scar Tissue (via childrenofthetao)



"There comes a point when you either embrace who and what you are, or condemn yourself to be miserable all your days. There will always be people in your life who will try to make you miserable. Don’t help them by doing the job yourself!"

   — Laurell K. Hamilton (via onlinecounsellingcollege)



"According to this law [the law of Dharma], you have a unique talent and a unique way of expressing it. There is something that you can do better than anyone else in the whole world—and for every unique talent and unique expression of that talent, there are also unique needs. When these needs are matched with the creative expression of your talent, that is the spark that creates affluence. Expressing your talents to fulfill needs creates unlimited wealth and abundance."

   — Deepak Chopra (via purplebuddhaproject)



"But you can’t get away from yourself. You can’t decide not to see yourself anymore. You can’t decide to turn off the noise in your head."

   —  Jay Asher (via purplebuddhaproject)



"All any of us wanted, really, was to know that we counted. That someone else’s life would not have been as rich without us here."

   — Jodi Picoult (via onlinecounsellingcollege)