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Encouraging Words: Wisdom from Around the Web | Vol. 30

You never know when the right words of encouragement will come along and give you a much needed boost. Here are five thoughtful and inspiring quotes from around the web.

 

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Right now?⠀ this is not the giving up time⠀ no matter how many times you’ve given up before⠀ that would be a predictable end to a predictable story⠀ and you are anything but a predictable woman⠀ with a predictable life⠀ ⠀ this time the searing breath wakes you up⠀ this time the numbing is excluded from the party⠀ and your head lifts⠀ and your shoulders square⠀ and you breathe deep into the exact⠀ center⠀ of your goddess power.⠀ ⠀ this time⠀ you do not apologize⠀ or sulk into shadows⠀ or back off the stage in shame.⠀ you do not accept their rejection⠀ conform to their definition⠀ you do not dim your colors⠀ or fade into oblivion⠀ ⠀ No.⠀ ⠀ this time⠀ you will start your own team⠀ widen your circle⠀ cast your net⠀ change all the plans⠀ rip up that letter filled with no⠀ and paint the word⠀ acceptance in rainbow colors across your skin⠀ under the glow of the welcoming moon.⠀ ⠀ you will do what you damn well please⠀ refuse to define yourself as⠀ part of any half-conceived partnership⠀ decline the invitation to stay⠀ when your soul only whispers, go.⠀ and choose to exchange vows with⠀ your own wild divinity instead⠀ you will take steps to get what you want⠀ give yourself every last ounce of love you have always deserved⠀ discovering along the way the multitudes within you⠀ so that alone is never lonely⠀ ⠀ you will buy enough paint⠀ to create your own marquee⠀ emblazoned with every last bit of your glory⠀ you will step back into the spotlight⠀ and magnify the beat of your heart⠀ until it fills the room⠀ and the sound of your own electric heart⠀ becomes a standing ovation loud enough to power⠀ twenty more women toward their destiny.⠀ ⠀ now is your time.⠀ fill up your chest and your lungs and your mighty spirit⠀ with visible proof of your inherent divinity.⠀ your roaring sensuality⠀ your selfless selfishness⠀ and you will sear their skin with your brazen reclamation⠀ of self.⠀ ⠀ and you will throw your arms wide⠀ and lift your head back⠀ and feel love radiating at you from all directions⠀ especially from your white-hot core⠀ fierce with reality⠀ righteous with conviction⠀ certain of self⠀ ⠀ and you will breathe⠀ it in deep and think⠀ ⠀ YES.⠀ So THIS is how it is.⠀

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If you’re an empath or highly sensitive person, you’ve probably developed a destructive habit over the years of trying to educate toxic people on how to be more empathic or considerate. As you work on building healthy boundaries, however, you slowly realize it is not your job or responsibility to fix anyone or teach them basic human decency. You are not their parent or therapist – and you’ve been quite generous no doubt with people who didn’t deserve your efforts to help. Spend that time considering whether this person is worthy enough to be in your life and detaching rather than feeding into the attachment and trauma bond by giving into the compulsion to try to “change” them. They are adults and they can change themselves on their own. — Shahida Arabi • selfcarehaven.org ♥️🤷🏽‍♀️ —————————————————- #empath #highlysensitiveperson #hsp #narcissisticabuse #emotionalabuse #abuse #domesticviolence #empathy #toxicpeople #verbalabuse #disrespect #datingredflags #tinder #hinge #okcupid #modernromance #datingtips #traumarepetition #shahidaarabi #cycleofabuse #traumabonding #traumabonded #traumabond #traumabonds #attachment #toxicrelationships #toxicrelationship #relationshiprules #boundaries #boundariesarehealthy

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Reminder, warriors. Xo, G

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Women are the poster children for empathy. I love us. We understand. We can hold a space for another’s brokenness that is deep and wide. Mind-blowing actually. We’re built for it. It’s in our nature. Amen. _ But I think we confuse empathy with access. We can have empathy for someone and still not give them an all-access pass to our lives, our phones, our airspace and our hearts. _ I think we confuse compassion with enabling. We can have compassion for everything that’s ever happened to someone and still protect our space, our love, our time and our sacred offerings. _ I think we confuse chances. The chances we give and the chances that only God can. We choose to give chances when we should be choosing to walk away. And we don’t walk away because we’re cold or lacking love. We walk away because we understand that loving at the expense of ourselves is not love. We walk away for our spiritual sake as well as theirs. _ I have made this mistake in my life and it cost me. A lot. Self-trust (which was the hardest one). Years. Money. My health. My energy. My peace. What I learned is that each time it happened, it was the same lesson in a different disguise. _ And although I will stand by my pure heart and pure intentions, I was confusing my innate desire to understand, to forgive, to believe the best, to love, with access to MY precious life. To my heart and time and ideas and energy and effort and love. I confused compassion with enabling other people to drain me. I confused chances. I gave chances that only God has the authority to give. I gave chances when I should have walked away. _ I had to make a hard shift in a completely different direction this past year. I had a sobering realization that I had been living my whole life with an underlying fear of making other people uncomfortable. Making other people feel bad. Or being perceived as not loving or understanding or kind. I avoided my truth and hard conversations and personal declarations because of it – it was all at my expense. And any ‘at my expenses’ trickle down to the people we love. In an attempt to maintain some sort of…finish BLOG LINK above👆🏽❤️#iamher

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