The most meaningful work you will ever do is the inner work of dismantling the walls of your own heart. Service that sprouts from compassion is the most beautiful work out there. These are affirmative statements to guide the compassionate workers, the love-driven, and the intrinsically-rewarding decisions we can all make, whatever our calling or station in life.
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Instead of waiting for the requests and demands of the day (and others) to define how you live today, shape your own identity. Morning questions is a potent practice that might only take you a few minutes, but practicing deliberately and consistently, with a passion greater than persuasion, will breed clarity, guide you to live more authentically, and allow self-trust to take root.
You get to define what self-care means to you. These self-care affirmations are open-ended invitations to imagine – and start living into – all the ways that serve your personal best.
Some quotes about grace: to open you up to a new level of inspiration and, well, grace. This is also a reminder that we don’t always need to handle everything alone. Grace makes me feel like I’m walking hand-in-hand (especially when I give myself the grace of asking for help). A little space for curiosity doesn’t hurt, either.
Love seems to be confused with our perceived connection to it. Love is not painful, but when we feel that we have lost our connection to it, the pain stemming from the loss can run deep. I want to share a handful of brief, but powerful, notes about what love really means. May they serve your connections.
Jealousy is its own brand of poison. It can stunt real growth, hinder creativity, dull our shine, impede self-compassion, and generally just take the wind out of our sails. Whichever side of the jealousy equation you find yourself on, may these poems about jealousy remind you of your own light, what can’t be taken away.
Before (or after) you find yourself answering the requests of the world, ask your own self what it is you could do today to be at home within yourself. A center of inner peace is strengthened through mindful attention—leave it up to everyone else, and that peace seems little far-fetched. That’s what coming home to yourself feels like: a peaceful strength, a sanctuary.
Being the first full month as a 30-year-old, I figured it kind timing to share the positive changes I’ve made in the last decade of my life. This is a reminder to us both that you don’t need to change everything all at once; you can move slowly and steadily in the direction of what feels better for your whole soul. Patience is love.
Since turning 30 this month, I have decided a few things, one of which is that this next chapter of life is for me and my growth, my joy, my love of being alive. If you’re ready to wade a little deeper into the life that you’re craving, this affirmation might meet you perfectly: where you are.
Beautiful people don’t just “still exist”—they are everywhere. You can even be one to yourself (one of the best ways to be good to others). To help you out a bit, I’m sharing some love-based things to tell yourself that your heart probably needs to hear (I know mine does).
In the most loving way, there are things I am not sorry for and conscious self-loving decisions I feel compelled to share with you today. Maybe you will find a few things you don’t have to be sorry for too.