Find meaning. Distinguish melancholy from sadness. Go out for a walk. It doesn’t have to be a romantic walk in the park, spring at its most spectacular moment, flowers and smells and outstanding poetical imagery smoothly transferring you into another world. It doesn’t have to be a walk during which you’ll have multiple life epiphanies and discover meanings no other brain ever managed to encounter. Do not be afraid of spending quality time by yourself. Find meaning or don’t find meaning but “steal” some time and give it freely and exclusively to your own self. Opt for privacy and solitude. That doesn’t make you antisocial or cause you to reject the rest of the world. But you need to breathe. And you need to be.
— Albert Camus (via wendesgray)
Don’t you realize that you cannot make your own heart beat? Don’t you realize that all the power that you think you possess, you really possess none of it. It is the mercy of God that sustains you…even when you hate Him.
— Gianna Jessen (via kvtes)
I bear many scars, but I also bear within me many moments that would never have happened if I had not dared to go beyond my limits.
— Paulo Coelho (via femmeinnest)
An intellectual says a simple thing in a hard way. An artist says a hard thing in a simple way.
— Charles Bukowski (via pureblyss)
Believe the best about people. Pray for their short comings. You are not the standard. We all need grace.
— Lecrae (via resolutewoman)