I have found that there is a lot in this world that can’t be seen, but that does not mean that it is not real. Just because I can’t hold it in my hands, see or touch it does not mean that it does not exist. It is with my heart that I can really see rightly. What is essential is invisible to the eye.
At times I feel like I am afraid of myself, the power that resides within myself, and the belief that I have in my life and its purpose. When thinking about self love and believing in myself this evening I turned to one of my books that a dear mentor of mine gave me. Here are some of my favorites from it…
The capacity for hope is the most significant fact of life. It provides human beings with a sense of destination and the energy to get started, -Norman Counsins
What is life for? It is for you. -Abraham Maslow
Believe you are a once-in-all history event.
Believe you are here for a reason.
Believe in something big. Your life is worth noble motive. -Walter Anderson
Act boldly and unseen forces with come to your aid. -Dorothea Drande
…everything in life responds to the song of the heart. -Ernest Holmes
The key is to trust your heart to move where your unique talents can flourish. This old world will really spin when work becomes a joyous expression of the soul. -Al Sacharov
When you have exhausted all possibilities, remember this: you haven’t. -Thomas Edison
Believe that there is always, always, always a way.
Believe that you are far bigger than anything that can happen to you.
Believe that you might be the light for someone else.
Listen to your life. See it for the fathomless mystery that is it…Touch, taste, smell your way to the holy and hidden heart of it because in the last analysis all moments are key moments, and life itself is grace. -Frederick Buechner
May this new year be filled with belief and purpose in life.
Lindsey Wert is a Marriage and Family Therapist in Sonoma County with special interest in treatment and prevention of eating disorders and sexual trauma. Lindsey’s passions are supporting women in learning how to love themselves from the inside out. Lindsey contributes to her community by giving eating disorder presentations, doing prevention work and supporting the health at every size movement. Visit Lindsey’s personal website, From the Inside Out: Self Love and Transformation
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