If there is unhappiness in you, first you need to acknowledge that it is there. But don’t say “I’m unhappy.” Unhappiness has nothing to do with who you are. Say: “There is unhappiness in me.” Then investigate it. A situation you find yourself in may have something to do with it. Action may be required to change the situation or remove yourself from it. If there is nothing you can do, face what is and say, “Well, right now, this is how it is. I can either accept it, or make myself miserable.” The primary cause of unhappiness is never the situation but your thoughts about it.
It is very sad to me that some people are so intent on leaving their mark on the world that they don’t care if that mark is a scar.
Anytime you’re gonna grow, you’re gonna lose something. You’re losing what you’re hanging onto to keep safe. You’re losing habits that you’re comfortable with, you’re losing familiarity.
It is the very use of coercion, positive or negative, that breaks or deadens the spirit, which is the source of motivation.
Don’t tell me that you love me, because anyone can tell me that. Tell me that I make you tear up with anger and frustration, but at the end of the day you still want to lay down next to me, put your arms around me, and sleep.
If there’s more that you can do, then do it. If there’s not more that you can do, then be content with what you’re doing. But if there is despair, the despair can only be that you can do more. Because when you’re doing as much as you can do, you will not feel despair. Because despair is the gap between what you could be doing and what you are doing.
You’re a different human being to everybody you meet.
No matter what anyone says, no matter the excuse or explanation, whatever a person does in the end is what he intended to do all along.
Do not tell everyone your story. You will only end up feeling more rejected. People cannot give you what you long for in your heart.