Give yourself up to this moment. Dare to see it. Now look down at your feet; slip out of those invisible tethers. Then ask: Where would you take yourself right this moment if you walked toward your most heartfelt dream? What would your life look like? What would your body look and feel like? What level of energy would you have? What might be your favorite activity? What would your daily life include? Imagine happiness — the sweet glow of inner contentment, the way it tastes and smells and feels.
When you stop having dreams and ideals — well, you might as well stop altogether.
Dreams are renewable. No matter what our age or condition, there are still untapped possibilities within us and new beauty waiting to be born.
Yet it is in our idleness, in our dreams, that the submerged truth sometimes comes to the top.
The dream was always running ahead of me. To catch up, to live for a moment in unison with it, that was the miracle.
To be nobody but yourself in a world which is doing its best, night and day, to make you everybody else means to fight the hardest battle which any human being can fight; and never stop fighting.
Always be a first-rate version of yourself, instead of a second-rate version of somebody else.
The great majority of us are required to live a life of constant duplicity. Your health is bound to be affected if, day after day, you say the opposite of what you feel, if you grovel before what you dislike, and rejoice at what brings you nothing but misfortune.
When one is pretending the entire body revolts.
How many cares one loses when one decides not to be something but to be someone.
Gabrielle “Coco” Chanel
Never be bullied into silence. Never allow yourself to be made a victim. Accept no one’s definition of your life; define yourself.
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To the mind that is still, the whole universe surrenders.
Ralph Waldo Emerson
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Age does not protect you from love. But love, to some extent, protects you from age.
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How wrong it is for a woman to expect the man to build the world she wants, rather than to create it herself.
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I postpone death by living, by suffering, by error, by risking, by giving, by losing.