A true friend by your side is just a bonus – you can do this on your own πŸ™

Lots of people want to ride with you in the limo, but what you want is someone who will take the bus with you when the limo breaks down.”

Oprah Winfrey

Difficult times let you know who your real friends are. This is actually a beautiful part of the dark times you are going through. It is time for you to stop caring so much about people who don’t really care about you – just let them go and look towards where you are going instead. πŸ™

True friends do not leave your side when you are hurting. True friends wipe your tears away and hold nothing but love in their heart for you when you have shattered into a million pieces. If you are blessed to have just one true friend in your life, you are indeed very lucky. However, the one best friend in your life that will always be there for you – no matter what – has to be YOU. Your own love, support and approval matters more than anything else and is enough to get you through anything. A friend by your side is just a beautiful bonus. πŸ™

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Stop tormenting yourself – let it go and focus on things that feel good

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I know you were hurt, and afraid – but that was then and this is now. The pain only lasted less than an hour. Why would you be so willing to keep tormenting yourself by replaying the painful scenario again and again, now? Totally unnecessary and foolish really. Maybe it is time for you to stop hurting yourself with your memories and start focusing on all the things in your life that feel good?

This is a very gentle but very effective way to feel better – make up your mind to stop replaying the scenario, stop regurgitating the same old thoughts about what happened. It doesn’t help you. It doesn’t make you feel better. It is time to let that go. Time to embrace new, better feeling thoughts about other things. Make peace with 2018. Make peace with this year as well. Allow yourself to let it all go.

Turn the other cheek – forgive unconditionally πŸ™

Have faith in that what ever happens, you can handle it. Trust that this too shall pass and that everything will be alright. Believe in the goodness in everyone, and choose to be the one who forgives unconditionally.

Turn the other cheek really doesn’t have to mean letting them beat you up or letting them have their way with you – to me it means to forgive unconditionally, letting to of all hatred, condemnation and criticism – finding it in your heart to love unconditionally, and at the same time following your heart and moving away from what doesn’t serve you.

We are all good people who are trying the best we can, given the circumstances, experiences, beliefs and desires we have. Hatred only creates more hatred, to forgive unconditionally and to love unconditionally will set you free. πŸ™