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Dear Younger Self

Dear Younger Self,

I am writing from the future.
I want to thank you for all that you have done, all the places you have been, all the things that you decided to explore while it made no sense to anyone else, all the people you loved the best you could, including yourself.
Even if it meant that you needed to destroy yourself completely during the process, and rebuild the new you, piece by piece. I can assure you that you can do this.
I would be nowhere near where I am now, if you didn’t.
I love you.

Trust your heart, as it is wild and untamed.
Live a life according to your own values, you won’t regret it.
Have faith in the good in humanity.
There is magic everywhere in the world.

There is so much more ahead of you for you to discover.
Keep exploring. Keep dreaming. Keep loving.
I’ll be here waiting for you.
Remember, I love you.

From the future, with Love.
– You

– Ruoxiang Chau, Letter to a younger self.

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Arts, healing, Life, Photography, Quotes

“Nobody becomes an artist unless they have to.

They told me my images were dark, depressive and wouldn’t sell well. I didn’t make them to be sold. I was making them to save myself from insanity and excruciating pain. I had finally found a way to channel and embrace my darkness through art. And I was harming no one.
Believe me, believe us.

“Nobody becomes an artist unless they have to.”

– Janet Fitch, White Oleander.

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Life, Works & Research

Some days are made for climbing trees …

Some days are made for climbing trees. My friend RJ says that Oki Alexander trains now, so he can climb trees with his grandkids. I love this spirit.
May you keep your heart light and let your inner child fill your life with these little wonders.

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healing, Love, Quotes

“The old healer to the soul:
It’s not your back that hurts, but the burden.
It’s not your eyes that hurt, but injustice.
It’s not your head that hurts, it’s your thoughts.
Not the throat, but what you don’t express or say with anger.
Not the stomach hurts, but what the soul does not digest.
It’s not the liver that hurts, it’s the anger.
It’s not your heart that hurts, but love.
And it is love itself that contains the most powerful medicine.”

~ Unknown

“The old healer to the soul:

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healing, Life, Love, Quotes

“If you’re struggling, you deserve to make self-care a priority. Whether that means lying in bed all day, eating comfort food, putting off homework, crying, sleeping, rescheduling plans, finding an escape through a good book, watching your favorite tv show, or doing nothing at all – give yourself permission to put your healing first. Quiet the voice telling you to do more and be more, and today, whatever you do, let it be enough. Feel your feelings, breathe, and be gentle with yourself. Acknowledge that you’re doing the best you can to cope and survive. And trust that during this time of struggle, it’s enough.”

— Daniell Koepke

“If you’re struggling…

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« It’s OK to not be OK.
If your life has exploded into million little bits, you don’t need platitudes. You don’t need cheerleading. You don’t need to be told this all happened for a reason. You certainly don’t need to be told that you needed your pain in order to learn something about life.
Some things cannot be fixed. They can only be carried on. »

— Megan Devine

https://www.refugeingrief.com

“It’s OK to not be OK…

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