Tag: Suffering

The Power Of Kindness

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In the words of Cleo Wade, “There is no way to give kindness to another without knowing it in ourselves first.” Kindness starts with you. Kindness is a healer. So when you feel down, when you feel nothing is working for you, when you are exhausted, when you need to take a break, use the power of kindness to lift yourself back up. Because there is power in kindness.

If you want other people to treat you with respect, you must first treat yourself with respect and dignity. Because kindness is about doing the right thing. It is not about pretending to be who we are not. Kindness is not about faking things. It is about making things real. It is about bringing people together. It connects hearts.

Kindness is a thing of the heart. So whatever you are going through right now, treat yourself with kindness. Show yourself some love. Give yourself what you want from other people. If you want to be loved, love yourself first. If you want to be appreciated, appreciate yourself first.

Don’t focus on what you are going through, focus on what you are becoming. As Friedrich Nietzsche famously said, “To live is to suffer, to survive is to find some meaning in the suffering.” He also said, “That which does not kill us makes us stronger.” What does not kill you, makes you stronger. Whatever it is that you are facing right now, don’t give up, find meaning in it. Because “to live is to suffer.”

How To Turn Your Disadvantage Into Your Advantage, According To Gordon Parks

Crop faceless female feeling helpless and frustrated embracing knees while sitting on bed in loneliness
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That disadvantage sometimes pushes you

That disadvantage sometimes pushes you, you know, if you use it right, because you want to rid yourself of those things that hurt you emotionally when you’re coming up.”

Use your disadvantage right. Don’t regret your life. Instead of beating yourself up, use your disadvantage to get yourself to the next bus stop. You can get there.

The freedom to expand

“I suffered evils, but without allowing them to rob me of the freedom to expand.”

You need the freedom to expand. You need the freedom to grow. You need the freedom to live your true life. And you need the freedom to just be yourself. No matter what you are going through right now, do not give up. Your best life is ahead of you. Keep going.