Diving into that forbidden topic: Yourself. This is a merciless probe into who we are: A curiosity about our own honesty, A curiosity that can heal.

Ignorance is very harsh and willing to stick with its own version of things. Therefore, it feels very RIGHTEOUS. Overcoming that is the essence of renunciation.

Chogyam Trungpa

Not all toxic people are cruel and uncaring. Some of them love us dearly. Many of them have good intentions. Most are toxic to our being simply because their needs and way of existing in the world force us to compromise ourselves and our happiness. They aren’t inherently bad people, but they aren’t the right people for us. And as hard as it is, we have to let them go. Life is hard enough without being around people who bring you down, and as much as you care, you can’t destroy yourself for the sake of someone else. You have to make your wellbeing a priority. Whether that means breaking up with someone you care about, loving a family member from a distance, letting go of a friend, or removing yourself from a situation that feels painful — you have every right to leave and create a safer space for yourself.

Daniell Koepke (via wordsnquotes)

Encourage yourself by remembering that any DETECTION OF NEGATIVITY within you is a POSITIVE act, not a negative one.

Awareness of your weakness and confusion makes you STRONG because conscious awareness is the bright light that destroys the darkness of negativity. Honest self-observation dissolves pains and pressures that formerly did their dreadful work in the darkness of unawareness. This is so important that I urge you to memorize and reflect upon the following summary:

Detection of inner negativity is not a negative act, but a courageously positive act that makes you a new person.

The Power of Your Supermind

Living your life oblivious to your thinking patterns and beliefs, day after day, year after year, is a habit that encourages and elevates your ego or false self…

If you’re going to practice an Excuses Begone! life, your primary relationship needs to be 100 percent with your authentic self.

Wayne Dryer

Write the script of your own life,
Rehearse it in your mind,
Then go out and perform it to the best of your ability.

Taro Gold