Be the change you want to see in the world.
“Love says: I’ve seen the ugly parts of you, and I’m staying.”
“Our culture doesn’t love love; It loves the idea of love. It wants the emotion without the sacrifice.”"
"I don’t know if I continue, even today, always liking myself. But what I learned to do many years ago was to forgive myself. It is very important for every human being to forgive herself or himself because if you live, you will make mistakes- it is inevitable. But once you do and you see the mistake, then you forgive yourself and say, ‘Well, if I’d known better I’d have done better,’ that’s all. So you say to people who you think you may have injured, ‘I’m sorry,’ and then you say to yourself, ‘I’m sorry.’ If we all hold on to the mistake, we can’t see our own glory in the mirror because we have the mistake between our faces and the mirror; we can’t see what we’re capable of being. You can ask forgiveness of others, but in the end the real forgiveness is in one’s own self. I think that young men and women are so caught by the way they see themselves. Now mind you. When a larger society sees them as unattractive, as threats, as too black or too white or too poor or too fat or too thin or too sexual or too asexual, that’s rough. But you can overcome that. The real difficulty is to overcome how you think about yourself. If we don’t have that we never grow, we never learn, and sure as hell we should never teach."
"It made me wonder how many times we forgive just because we don’t want to lose someone, even if they don’t deserve our forgiveness."
"Start ignoring people who threaten your joy.
Literally, ignore them.
Don’t invite any parts of them into your space."
"The loneliest people can be the kindest. The saddest people sometimes smile the brightest. The most damaged people are filled with wisdom. All because they do not wish the pain they’ve endured from another soul."
"I feel nothing
I feel everything.
I don’t know which is worse."
"Tengo mas ojeras que propósitos en la vida."