What I've learned this year. ♡
•• Love yourself, even if you do it out of rebellion. It's not easy, but in time and with mindful practise, I don't think it's impossible. After all everything you feel, everything you know, everything you do and say and think, comes from you. You are the source, and it deserves to be adored. You deserve to love yourself even if you don't think you do. •• Labels are complex and should be seen both objectively and subjectively. I am the kind of person who doesn't subscribe to them, and yet, society, in general, tends to label everything and everyone. It's like forcefully trying to fit yourself into something that you are clearly not. It just doesn't work like that. Does it ? I can't speak for everyone, but I just don't find myself in labels. Likewise labels provide others with a sense of identity, a sense of belonging. Others find labels unifying in the respect of belonging to a group of similar people or similar lifestyle. In being able to label themselves, people find a sense of knowing who they are, and that's beautiful in its own way. •• Even if it hurts, never give up on your passion. If it aligns your spirit, heart, mind, and body, if it makes your heart race, if it makes your eyes water in awe, if it comforts you, if it challenges you in a way that excites you, and if it makes you feel alive, then no matter what, never let the source of that go. •• Doing whatever is good for you is not selfish. The moment someone calls you selfish for doing what is right for your life is when they show you how selfish they are. People who truly love you, believe in you and support you will never try to deter you from a life change that works in your favor, even if it goes against their favor, expectations or beliefs. •• Live your life. Love your life. Don't try to live other people's lives. Comparing your life to someone else's will never help you grow. Rather than being jealous of what they have that you don't, work on building yourself and helping yourself grow and finding what makes you who you truly are.
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