• Life

    Loving Someone

    The purpose of loving someone is not to be loved in return, as love is something abundant that stems from inside of you, which you are gifting to another person. Your self-love is a well within you incapable of being emptied, and love is a never-ending flame, incapable of being put out. It is not something that you get or earn, it is not something that you must search for in the hope of one day finding, and it is not something that you lack and must extract from another person, but something you may share and radiate as you are love. Words by Tahlia Hunter Artwork by Catrin Welz-Stein

  • Life,  Things Could Happen

    Sometimes We Love

    Sometimes we love And our hearts are broken We dream And our hopes are shattered We wish And our desires are unfulfilled We give freely And are left empty-handed And we care for others And aren’t loved in return And those who we once most admired and valued Do not reciprocate our affection. Sometimes we undergo a process of loss and heartbreak And are left feeling broken And lacking hope As we fail to realise That we are not destined to remain stuck in this cycle indefinitely And that in life Whoever lets go of us Leads us home Whoever rejects us Empowers us to embrace ourselves fully And someone’s…

  • Life

    Stay With Us

    oh my troubled lovely, oh my weeping daisy, oh my fading candle, oh my broken beauty, oh my crumbling stronghold, stay with us here on Earth don’t rapture yourself; ~ we need you – we need you – we need you – we need you before you decide to leave, sit with me here in your unmade self at the edge of your unmade bed and listen to me tell you one last secret oh my tearful songbird, if you can find a way to survive long enough someday you’ll become the answer to somebody else’s most desperate prayer by just being there in the same room that they are…

  • Life

    Are you truly lazy

    Are you truly lazy Or are you simply in the process of resting and recovering from all that you have been through? Are you truly procrastinating Or are you simply prioritising what your soul finds more valuable, enriching and uplifting? Are you truly sad Or are you simply purging and releasing your emotions? Are you truly broken Or are you simply in the process of healing from past experiences and rebuilding your life? Are you truly antisocial Or are you simply undergoing a period of self-discovery and learning to fully embrace and enjoy your own company? Are you truly naive Or do you simply have an open heart and look…

  • Life

    The truth is that people believe they know you

    The truth is that people believe they know you, that you’re okay or that you’re in a position where you’re proud of yourself and optimistic about how things are going for you. They believe you’re fine because they interpret things based on their perception and connect certain facts they believe they are comfortable with to paint a picture of you based on their vision, unaware that this is all an illusion. Because you are aware of how exhausted you are from having so many thoughts racing through your head, you are weary of showing empathy, you are tired of being the one who understands, and you are tired of the…

  • Life

    You cannot save anyone

    You cannot save anyone. You can be present with them, offer your groundedness, your sanity, your peace. You can even share your path with them, offer your perspective. But you cannot take away their pain. You cannot walk their path for them. You cannot give answers that are right for them, or even answers they can digest right now. They will have to find their own answers. ~Jeff Foster (Book: The Way of Rest https://amzn.to/3YMoy2C )

  • Life

    It took me a long time to realize

    My mom had a lot of problems. She did not sleep and she felt exhausted. She was irritable, grumpy, and bitter. She was always sick, until one day, suddenly, she changed. The situation was the same, but she was different. One day my dad said to her: – I’ve been looking for a job for three months and I haven’t found anything, I’m going to have a few beers with friends. My mom replied: – It’s okay. My brother said to her: – Mom, I’m doing poorly in all subjects at the University … My mom replied: – Okay, you will recover, and if you don’t, well, you repeat the…

  • Life

    Happiness is a journey, not a destination.

    We convince ourselves that life will be better after we get married, have a baby, then another. Then we are frustrated that the kids aren’t old enough, and we’ll be more content when they are. After that, we’re frustrated that we have teenagers to deal with. We will certainly be happy when they are out of that stage.We tell ourselves that our life will be complete when our partner gets his or her act together when we get a nicer car, are able to go on a nice holiday, when we retire. The truth is, there’s no better time to be happy than right now. If not now, when? Your…

  • Life,  Tips

    HIGHER SELF – Awareness..

    HIGHER SELF – Awareness.. ‘I am slowly learning that some people are not good for me, no matter how much I love them. I deserve someone who is gentle and kind, because my soul is getting tired. Realizing that I deserve something good is one of the first steps.” “I’m Slowly Learning That I Don’t Have To React To Everything That Bothers Me~~ I’m slowly learning that the energy it takes to react to every bad thing that happens to you drains you and stops you from seeing the other good things in life. I’m slowly learning that I’m not going to be everyone’s cup of tea and I won’t…

  • Life

    Breathe

    my brain and heart divorced a decade ago over who was to blame about how big of a mess I have become eventually, they couldn’t be in the same room with each other now my head and heart share custody of me I stay with my brain during the week and my heart gets me on weekends they never speak to one another – instead, they give me the same note to pass to each other every week and their notes they send to one another always says the same thing: “This is all your fault” on Sundays my heart complains about how my head has let me down in…