If you’re feeling small today I dare you to sit up straighter, look someone who scares you directly in the eye, take up room at the dinner table, make yourself bigger, when ‘sorry’ laps at the back of your tongue, tries to pick up after you, remind yourself that your existence doesn’t demand an apology, that you are allowed to make mess and take up space, do not be afraid to expand. Every single minute. Expand, expand, expand.
The secret of attraction is to love yourself. Attractive people judge neither themselves nor others. They are open to gestures of love. They think about love, and express their love in every action.
— Chopra (via findfreshlove)
The world is indeed full of peril, and in it there are many dark places; but still there is much that is fair, and though in all lands love is now mingled with grief, it grows perhaps the greater.
— J.R.R. Tolkien (via observando)
An intimate relationship does not banish loneliness. Only when we are comfortable with who we are can we truly function in a healthy way. Two halves do not make a whole when it comes to a healthy relationship: it takes two wholes.
— Patricia Fry (via thestylishgypsy)
Sometimes people think they know you. They know a few facts about you, and they piece you together in a way that makes sense to them. And if you don’t know yourself very well, you might even believe that they are right. But the truth is, that isn’t you. That isn’t you at all.
— Leila Sales, This Song Will Save Your Life (via booksquoteslove)
You’ll always be messy and you’ll always look at yourself too much in the mirror.
— Frances Ha (via rauchwolken)