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Melody Beattie Quotes On How To Start Caring For Yourself

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“Worrying and obsessing keep us so tangled on our heads we can’t solve our problems. Whenever we become attached in these ways to someone or something, we become detached from ourselves.”- Melody Beattie

We don’t have to take other people’s behaviors as reflections of our self-worth.”– Melody Beattie

“We don’t have to take rejection as a reflection of our self-worth.“- Melody Beattie

“We don’t have to take things so personally. We take things to heart that we no business taking to heart.”- Melody Beattie

“We don’t have to take little things personally either…. Usually things have far less to do with us than we think.”– Melody Beattie

“If people don’t want to be with us or act healthy, it is not a reflection on our self-worth. It reflects on their present circumstances.”- Melody Beattie

“Stop looking for happiness in other people. Our source of happiness and well-being is not inside others; it’s inside us. Learn to center ourselves in ourselves.”- Melody Beattie

“We can learn to depend on ourselves. Maybe other people haven’t been there for us, but we can start being their for us.”- Melody Beattie

“Real power comes from feeling our feelings, not from ignoring them. Real strength comes, not from pretending to be strong all the time, but from acknowledging our weaknesses and vulnerabilities…”- Melody Beattie

“Go as far as you can see, and by the time you get there, you’ll be able to see farther.”- Melody Beattie

“Self-care is an attitude of mutual respect. It means learning to live our lives responsibly. It means allowing others to live their lives as they choose, as long as they don’t interfere with our decisions to live as we choose.”- Melody Beattie

“Giving ourselves what we need does not not only mean giving presents to ourselves; it means doing what is necessary to live responsibly- not an excessively responsible or an irresponsible existence.”- Melody Beattie

“Love cannot exist without the dimension of justice. Love must also have compassion which means to bear with or to suffer with a person.”- Melody Beattie

“There is nothing in the world like going where we want to go, getting what we want, solving a problem, or doing something we always wanted to do.”- Melody Beattie

“Goals cure boredom.”- Melody Beattie

How To Know Yourself Better?

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Andrea Piacquadio

You have got to be patient with yourself. It takes time to really discover your true self. You cannot know yourself better if you are not honest with yourself. Be honest with yourself. Do not hide behind anything. Do not wear any mask to cover your face. Reveal who you really are to yourself. Don’t do what other people are doing. Do what your heart is telling you to do. You must allow yourself to be yourself. You are still searching for your real self because you haven’t allow your true self to come out.

To know yourself better, you must allow yourself to be vulnerable. You must allow yourself to look foolish. Do your own thing. Follow your own passion. But before you follow your passion, you must find a way to test your passion. Because your passion has to be yours. If not, you are just wasting your time. Norman Vincent Peale said, “Our problem is to become acquainted with our own selves, letting our personalities loose upon the world for the sheer adventure of their full development and in the positive hope that they may in their own way lift the level of humanity.” If you don’t know who you really are, you can’t develop yourself. And if you cannot develop yourself, you cannot develop others.

“To find yourself, think for yourself.”- Socrates

You must do your own thing. It is easier to deceive yourself than to face your own reality. If you can’t face your own reality, if you can’t do your own thing, if you can’t follow your own dream (even if it is unpopular), you are just chasing other people’s dreams. You are just living other people’s lives. It is okay to learn from other people. But live your own life. Be comfortable with your failures. Be comfortable with your mistakes. Be ready to be vulnerable. There can be no progress without vulnerability. If you are not ready to try new things, you are not ready to leave your comfort zone. Whether you are ready to leave your comfort zone or not, know this: “Your true self is not in your comfort zone.” To know yourself better, you must embrace yourself. You must be comfortable looking at yourself in the mirror. And to know yourself, you must look within you. Are you ready?