… self control isn’t about forcing myself to eat the right foods and exercise more. It’s not about making myself feel guilty for eating too much or the wrong foods. It’s about allowing myself to function naturally, trusting that I have what it takes to love and nourish myself regardless of what anyone else says.
…being present is not about trying to be present or mindful as much as it is about allowing whatever happens to just happen. That is, I can allow things to happen without reacting to them or trying to make things the way I think they should be.
…learned that I created my own suffering with my thoughts. It took many years to delete all the scripts. But this was only because I had the idea that the process of psychological change was difficult, time consuming and painful, which it is not.
…You can create your own truth. And your truth is more real than what anyone says about you or how anyone treated you in the past.
…I started to realize that we all have flaws and that it’s OK. The bad stuff in my life didn’t just go away immediately, but the power it had over me did.
what do you do when you see someone you love in self-destruct mode? Help? Help can be just a nice word for enabling
To be happy and at peace, you don’t need to be thin or rich or possess any certain characteristics or personal qualities. You don’t need to have everything just the way you think life should be. I challenge you to figure out a way to say, “I am the happiest person I know.” Take the risk and watch your life change.