It’s funny: I always imagined when I was a kid that adults had some kind of inner toolbox full of shiny tools: the saw of discernment, the hammer of wisdom, the sandpaper of patience. But then when I grew up I found that life handed you these rusty bent old tools - friendships, prayer, conscience, honesty - and said ‘Do the best you can with these, they will have to do’. And mostly, against all odds, they do.

Anne Lamott, Travelling Mercies (via idreamof-pb)

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Most humans are never fully present in the now, because unconsciously they believe that the next moment must be more important than this one. But then you miss your whole life, which is never not now.

 Eckhart Tolle  (via laurenarlene)

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emotionalabuseawareness:

internal-acceptance-movement:

We push ourselves so we can have a better tomorrow. Why can’t we push to have a better today? We work hard so that we will appreciate life in the future. Why can’t we appreciate what we have right now, today? We worry about dying and forever being forgotten. Why can’t we focus on living in the present and being remembered in the heart of a single individual by making a difference in their life, today?

emotionalabuseawareness:

internal-acceptance-movement:

We push ourselves so we can have a better tomorrow. Why can’t we push to have a better today? We work hard so that we will appreciate life in the future. Why can’t we appreciate what we have right now, today? We worry about dying and forever being forgotten. Why can’t we focus on living in the present and being remembered in the heart of a single individual by making a difference in their life, today?

You can’t stuff or ignore past emotional hurts forever. Eventually they will spill over from your emotional body and work their way into your physical body, resulting in a myriad of possible health problems, such as nervous tics, anxiety, & depression, and possibly contributing to serious health issues like heart disease & cancer. Facing the pain of the past is necessary for releasing & finding healing, both physical & emotional.