“People think a soul mate is your perfect fit, and that’s what everyone wants. But a true soul mate is a mirror, the person who shows you everything that is holding you back, the person […]
“Woke up this morning with a terrific urge to lie in bed all day and read. Fought against it for a minute. Then looked out the window at the rain. And gave over. Put myself […]
“I drag myself out of nightmares each morning and find there’s no relief in waking.” ― Suzanne Collins, Mockingjay
"If I can say, “I love you,” I say, “I love in you all of humanity, all that is alive; I love in you also myself.” Self-love, in this sense, is the opposite of selfishness. The latter is actually a greedy concern with oneself which springs from and compensates for the lack of genuine love for oneself. Love, paradoxically, makes me more independent because it makes me stronger and happier — yet it makes me one with the loved person to the extent that individuality seems to be extinguished for the moment. In loving I experience “I am you,” you — the loved person, you — the stranger, you — everything alive. In the experience of love lies the only answer to being human, lies sanity."-Erich Fromm, The Sane Society.
"By sharing their stories with the audience, storytellers aren't just creating meaning for themselves - they're helping others to do so, too. "And that's why storytelling is so important," continued Crabb. "I think some people think it's all about talking about you, you, you. But what it really is is reaching out into the void and connecting with people and letting them know they're not alone.""- Emily Esfahani Smith on Storytelling, The Power of Meaning
- Emily Esfahani Smith"Not all of us will find our calling. But that doesn't mean we can't find purpose. (...) No matter what occupies our days, when we reframe our tasks as opportunities to help others, our lives and our work feel more significant. Each of us has a circle of people - in our families, in our communities, and at work - whose lives we can improve. That's a legacy everyone can leave behind."
“Art as Therapy: Alain de Botton on the 7 Psychological Functions of Art” by Maria Popova.