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We often nitpick and criticize little things when we’re hurting. If you see someone else doing this, try not to take it personally. If that person is you, ask yourself, ‘What am I really upset about? And what can I do to address that pain instead of projecting it onto someone else?’

Kindness begins with the understanding that we all struggle.

Let it hurt. Let it heal. Let it go.

You may never know what someone is going through, but if you notice any signs of pain—hostility, negativity, or oversensitivity—then odds are, you know how they feel. Respond to the pain instead of judging the signs.

Every situation in life is temporary. So, when life is good, make sure you enjoy and receive it fully. And when life is not so good, remember that it will not last forever and better days are on the way.

Hate, it has caused a lot of problems in the world, but has not solved one yet.

You can be happy even if you had a painful past, and even if the future doesn’t go as planned. Happiness is available right now, if you choose to stop clinging to anger, regret, and fear and appreciate what’s right in front of you.

If you trade your authenticity for safety, you may experience the following: anxiety, depression, eating disorders, addiction, rage, blame, resentment, and inexplicable grief.

P.S. You’re not going to die. Here’s the white-hot truth: if you go bankrupt, you’ll still be okay. If you lose the gig, the lover, the house, you’ll still be okay. If you sing off-key, get beat by the competition, have your heart shattered, get fired…it’s not going to kill you. Ask anyone who’s been through it.

As long as you feel pain, you’re still alive. As long as you make mistakes, you’re still human. And as long as you keep trying, there’s still hope.

I survived because the fire inside me burned brighter than the fire around me.

If you know someone who’s depressed, please resolve never to ask them why. Depression isn’t a straightforward response to a bad situation; depression just is, like the weather. Try to understand the blackness, lethargy, hopelessness, and loneliness they’re going through. Be there for them when they come through the other side. It’s hard to be a friend to someone who’s depressed, but it is one of the kindest, noblest, and best things you will ever do.

No amount of security is worth the suffering of a life chained to a routine that has killed your dreams.

One of the most courageous decisions you’ll ever make is to finally let go of what is hurting your heart and soul.

When life is sweet, say thank you and celebrate. When life is bitter, say thank you and grow.

This is a good sign, having a broken heart. It means we have tried for something.

Your emotions are meant to fluctuate, just like your blood pressure is meant to fluctuate. It’s a system that’s supposed to move back and forth, between happy and unhappy. That’s how the system guides you through the world.

Stress and unhappiness come not from situations, but how you respond to situations.

We either make ourselves miserable or we make ourselves strong. The amount of work is the same.

Where there is anger, there is always pain underneath.

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