Finding Happiness

I think most people are just trying to be happy, and that most of their actions, however misguided, are in line with that goal. Most people just want to feel they belong somewhere, want to be loved, and want to feel they’re important to someone. If you really examine all the wrongheaded and messed-up things they do, they can most often be traced back to that basic desire. The abusers, the addicted, the cruel and unpleasant, the manipulators –these are just people who started this quest for happiness in the basement of their lives. Someone communicated to them through word or deed that they were undeserving, so they think they have to claw their way there over the backs of others, leaving scars and creating damage. Of course, they only create more misery for themselves and others.
― Lisa Unger

No One Deserves Your Love, More Than You Do!

You can search throughout the entire universe for someone who is more deserving of your love and affection than you are yourself, and that person is not to be found anywhere. You, yourself, as much as anybody in the entire universe, deserve your love and affection.

Sharon Salzberg

Silence And Its Many Forms

There are all kinds of silences and each of them means a different thing. There is the silence that comes with morning in a forest, and this is different from the silence of a sleeping city. There is silence after a rainstorm, and before a rainstorm, and these are not the same. There is the silence of emptiness, the silence of fear, the silence of doubt. There is a certain silence that can emanate from a lifeless object as from a chair lately used, or from a piano with old dust upon its keys, or from anything that has answered to the need of a man, for pleasure or for work. This kind of silence can speak. Its voice may be melancholy, but it is not always so; for the chair may have been left by a laughing child or the last notes of the piano may have been raucous and gay. Whatever the mood or the circumstance, the essence of its quality may linger in the silence that follows. It is a soundless echo.
Beryl Markham, 

Don’t Be Paralysed by Anger

Anger … It’s a paralysing emotion. Nothing can be done in anger. People think by igniting anger helps them get their own way or get things done faster because they become more intimidation. You can’t get anything done in anger, it’s a paralysing emotion it makes us a victim because it’s the absence of control, it suppresses our skills, our power to think clearly. Many things done in anger turns into regret. Before igniting, think, is it worth it?

Adjusting Your Sails in The Storm

The past few years have been rough, I’ve found myself in another storm. A storm like all other, testing my faith and strength. One that has also made me question my own sanity and this year’s indeed the most challenging and nothing before has prepared me for the journey ahead. So I’m just riding each wave as it comes. I know I’m not unique in my circumstance but my reaction is, there is not a single soul on this planet that has not or will not go through some storm(s) that will make them question their existence. We are all pupils of life and what happens on that journey, how well we weather the storms in our lives depends on how well we’ve adjusted our sails. Most days I still find myself riding the waves of uncertainty but I adjust my sails accordingly because I know in the end my faith will continue to keep me strong, my family will continue to keep me grounded and hope will keep me going!

~Yvette N Treco

Finding Your Why and Surviving The Ride!

“If you know the why, then you know what you’re fighting for but sometimes the most important thing is not to ask God why. But to ask God to help you survive the ride.”

Throughout our time here on Earth, we will face many adversities, challenges will be put before us that makes us question everything. I know there have many challenges that have even made me questioned my sanity, there have also been adversities that made me just want to give up! However, the battle that we are currently facing gives me no option of giving up or losing my sanity, it has made me pause, reflect and reevaluate many aspects of my life or our lives. Cancer is not new to me, but each experience is new as is poses a different approach or how we deal with it and with each wave, I find myself riding the same emotional roller coaster, just in a different carriage with a different view.

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