It’s a secondhand world we’re born into. What is novel to us is only so because we’re newborn, and what we cannot see, that has come before- what our parents have seen and been and done- are the hand-me-downs we begin to wear as swaddling clothes, even as we ourselves are naked.
The flaw runs through us, implicating us in its imperfection even as it separates us, delivers us onto opposite sides of a chasm. It is both terribly beautiful and terribly sad, but it is, finally, the fault in the universe that gives birth to us all.
Katherine Min, Secondhand World
I am now in the point where I am beggining to question my self worth. And that- is precisely unfair. When people keep pushing you away, you tend to make some room for yourself at first. Because you love them. And somehow they are a part of ‘You. You learn to bite your tongue as so you wont hurt their feelings. But sooner or later, it gets tiring. Because as they say, “love is a two way street.” Afterall, that’s said and done, suddenly you’ll find yourself in a place of wander and unhappiness. There are people who want to live in a “world of make believe” People who think highly of themselves above everyone else.. Those kind of people will just try to manipulate you and treat you good if you have some use in their lives and their luxury. These are the same people who will leave you once your role in their make believe world is done. They chose a life of misery and pain and they keep on making themselves ahead by treating ill of others. They want to portray a role/life manifesting that of which they lack. And you have to remind yourself, “You are not one of them”. You have to give yourself the chance to be free from suffering, pretense, hurt, and simply, let go. And today, I choose to do so. I choose to let go of the unhappy thoughts and the hurt. All of which rendered nothing but hate and bitterness in my heart. I choose to be emotionally stressed free. And I choose to be happy. You have to let go of the feelings that does not contribute positive gains in your life. This can work- but not on their terms. People have to understand, It is not an issue of pride. It never was- because I had none. but rather, self respect. I will walk away never looking back. It’s all behind me now. I am relieved. For he who knows and hears it all- has granted me peace. And I believe he’s timing will be perfect. He will touch their hearts and leave wisdom & love wherever it lays.
"Everything is based on mind, is led by mind, is fashioned by mind. If you speak and act with a polluted mind, suffering will follow you, as the wheels of the oxcart follow the footsteps of the ox. Everything is based on mind, is led by mind, is fashioned by mind. If you speak and act with a pure mind, happiness will follow you, as a shadow clings to a form."
"I’ve come to believe that each of us has a personal calling that’s as unique as a fingerprint - and that the best way to succeed is to discover what you love and then find a way to offer it to others in the form of service, working hard, and also allowing the energy of the universe to lead you"
Oprah Winfrey, 1954-present
Three passions have governed my life:
The longings for love, the search for knowledge,
And unbearable pity for the suffering of [humankind].
Love brings ecstasy and relieves loneliness.
In the union of love I have seen
In a mystic miniature the prefiguring vision
Of the heavens that saints and poets have imagined.
With equal passion I have sought knowledge.
I have wished to understand the hearts of [people].
I have wished to know why the stars shine.
Love and knowledge led upwards to the heavens,
But always pity brought me back to earth;
Cries of pain reverberated in my heart
Of children in famine, of victims tortured
And of old people left helpless.
I long to alleviate the evil, but I cannot,
And I too suffer.
This has been my life; I found it worth living.