At the end of the day, the only person that you really need to prove to is yourself.
You have been brainwashed since you were a small child, you’ve got samskaras from different lives, all coming at you in full force. And you have a belief system that you react to everyday. You say this is good and this is bad and this is right and this is wrong, I love this and I hate this. All part of your belief system; the mind. Now these roots have been planted a long time ago. Therefore to get rid of your negative thinking, so-to-speak, you have to dig a big hole to pull out the roots. You do this by turning away from your problems, turning away from your situations, turning away from the world and diving deep within yourself. Continually, day after day after day, never looking for results. Never saying, I’ve been practicing a month now and nothing has happened. Remember how many years it took you to be the way you are; the things that your mind has accepted. The stuff you’ve got deep in your subconscious, so-to-speak. It has to come up and gotten rid of. —Robert Adams
The temptation to hold on too tightly to things we need to let go of can be overwhelming. A difficult relationship, trouble at work, money problems, or a general dissatisfaction with our stations in life are common things that keep us up at night and lead to depression and anxiety during the day. Most of the things we worry about often are things we cannot change, and yet, we let them wreak havoc on our health and well-being. Teaching ourselves to let go of unnecessary worry is the only way to live a healthy and fulfilling life. Focus instead on what CAN be changed. Instead of worrying and ruminating about the situation, develop a plan to change the manner in which you deal, interact, or respond to the situation. This is a PROductive rather than CONstructive use of time and energy. —Crew Lauterbach
You say you are happy. Are you really happy, or are you merely trying to convince yourself. Look at yourself fearlessly and you will at once realize that your happiness depends on conditions and circumstances, hence it is momentary, not real. Real happiness flows from within. —Nisargadatta Maharaj
When we find ourselves in a conflict or confrontation we must know how to love ourselves out of it. Love means opening our hearts and minds to our best, regardless of what is going on. Love means not attacking but supporting, not defending but seeking clarity. Love means knowing that, in the end, we will all be okay even if it means we have to give up a little of something. —Iyanla Vanzant
When we hate our enemies, we are giving them the power over us: power over our sleep, our appetites, our blood pressure, our health, and our happiness. – Dale Carnegie
Even though you may want to move forward in your life, you have one foot on the brakes. In order to be free, you must learn how to let go. Release the hurt. Release the fear. Refuse to entertain your old pain. The energy it takes to hang onto the past is holding you back from a new life. —Mary Manin Morrissey
The worst thing to do is to lie to yourself. So don’t.
In God’s eyes, love is never absent. In God’s heart forgiveness is never impossible. In God’s embrace, no one is ever alone or forgotten.
I am trusting You, O Lord, saying, “You are my God!” My future is in Your hands. – Psalms 31:14-15