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Topic: Words of comfort, encouragement and wisdom

  1. Birdy77
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    3 October 2018 in reply to startingnew

    Suffering is part of our training program for becoming wise.

    Ram Dass

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    4 October 2018

    healing will ask more of you

    more rest
    more self love
    more letting go
    more time for learning
    more space for transformation
    more honesty about how you feel
    more time developing good habits
    more courage to try new practices
    more time cultivating your inner peace
    more faith in yourself and the process

    yung pueblo

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    4 October 2018 in reply to Birdy77

    Wounds don’t heal the way you want them to, they heal the way they need to. It takes time for wounds to fade into scars. It takes time for the process of healing to take place. Give yourself that time. Give yourself that grace. Be gentle with your wounds. Be gentle with your heart. You deserve to heal.

    - Dele Olanubi

    P.S. Music_Freak, I’m glad the words that I saw earlier on a poster gave you some gentle comfort...

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  4. Birdy77
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    5 October 2018 in reply to Peppermintbach

    Healing comes in waves
    and maybe today
    the wave hits the rocks

    and that’s okay,
    that’s okay, darling

    you are still healing
    you are still healing.

    Ijeoma Umebinyuo

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    5 October 2018 in reply to Birdy77

    Thank you Everyone for sharing words and sentiments that are encouraging, meaningful and are helpful!

    Cheers from Dools

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  6. Guest8901
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    5 October 2018 in reply to Doolhof

    Hi everyone,

    My contributions today are about recovery.

    Recovery is a series of steps. The first step is forward ... away from feeling hopeless. Then there are more steps to treatment, self-forgiveness and self care. Before you know it you'll look back and realise you're on your way. One step at a time.

    Katy Keenhold

    The point of recovery isn't to live without ups and downs ... its learning to live WITH the ups and downs.

    Ali Foley Shenk

    Amanda

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    6 October 2018

    Quiet friend
    who has come so far,
    feel how your breathing
    makes more space around you.
    Let this darkness be a bell tower
    and you the bell.
    As you ring,
    what batters you
    becomes your strength.

    Rainer Maria Rilke

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  8. Guest_845
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    7 October 2018 in reply to startingnew

    Lovely and meaning full,thank you

    Smile and the world will smile with you.

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    8 October 2018 in reply to Guest_845

    For anyone who is feeling overwhelmed and struggling, this one is for you:

    I will breathe.

    I will think of solutions.

    I will not let my worry control me.

    I will not let my stress level break me.

    I will simply breathe...

    And it will be okay.

    I will not quit.

    - unknown

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  10. Music_Freak
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    8 October 2018 in reply to Peppermintbach
    Needed this today, for sure. Thank you
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    8 October 2018

    Strength and growth come only through continuous effort and struggle

    and

    Nothing is more beautiful than the smile that has struggled through the tears.

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  12. Birdy77
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    8 October 2018

    I will allow space for all the feelings my heart holds.

    I will not cower or hide from myself.

    It’s okay to feel the ugly messy things.

    It’s okay to feel the burning brilliance of beauty.

    It’s okay to feel the soft winds of happiness and the quiet bursts of loneliness.

    Its okay to feel it all.

    It’s okay to be myself, all of myself, not just the good.

    – Unknown

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  13. Birdy77
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    9 October 2018

    Storms make the
    earth honest. They
    rattle the edges
    and tear it to
    shreds before
    gifting the calm
    again. Your own
    hardships and
    storms do the same
    to you. They rinse
    you clean. They
    paint new colours.
    They deepen your
    understanding.
    They give you a new
    language. A
    certain sweet
    serenity not
    previously known.

    - Victoria Erickson

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    10 October 2018 in reply to Birdy77

    IHello everyone,

    Im reading a book called.. “The dance between joy and pain”. By Dr Mansukh Patel & Rita Goswami RGN...There is a section on hope...There is this poem I want to share with you all, it is written on a large bronze plaque on the wall of the “Institute of Physical Medice and Rehabilitation” in New York City...

    Hope gives and forgives

    Hope is the law of kindness

    The art of generosity

    The light of the sun

    The rain for the trees

    The water for the ocean dwellers

    The movement in our hearts

    The twinkling in the stars

    Courage finds it’s spirit in hope

    It’s author is said to be an unknown confederate soldier..

    Grandy...

    Hope remains with us always..

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    10 October 2018 in reply to Ggrand

    Hi all. Thats a lovely one Grandy, thank you for sharing. May hope remain for all readers and contributors.

    Here is another one for you all:

    It is better to have a patient heart that listens, rather than an intelligent mind which speaks.

    Amanda

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  16. Birdy77
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    11 October 2018
    If "Plan A" didn't work: the alphabet has 25 more letters. Stay cool.
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  17. Music_Freak
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    11 October 2018 in reply to Birdy77

    Sadly, I'm up to about plan V...

    Thanks for posting these everyone, I come and read every time there's new posts

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    11 October 2018 in reply to Birdy77

    Be a warrior, not a worrier.

    Laziness means more work in the long run.

    Everyday may not be a good day but there's good in every day.

    Make peace with your past so it doesn't spoil your present.

    No one is the reason of your happiness except you yourself.

    Smile, you don't own all the problems in the world.

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  19. Peppermintbach
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    12 October 2018 in reply to Birdy77

    This one is for our dear friends...

    On the beauty of friendship...

    Friends can help each other.

    A true friend is someone who lets you have total freedom to be yourself- and especially to feel.

    Or, not feel.

    Whatever you happen to be feeling at the moment is fine with them.

    That’s what real love amounts to- letting a person be what he really is.

    - Jim Morrison

    Love,

    Pepper xoxo

    P.S. Music_Freak, it’s always great to see you here :) I’m so happy to hear that the other quote gave you solace...

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  20. Doolhof
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    12 October 2018 in reply to Peppermintbach

    Don't wait for things to get easier, simpler and better.

    Life may always be complicated.

    Learn to be happy right now.

    Otherwise, you'll run out of time.

    The Idealist

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    12 October 2018 in reply to Doolhof
    “I wish it need not have happened in my time," said Frodo.
    "So do I," said Gandalf, "and so do all who live to see such times. But that is not for them to decide. All we have to decide is what to do with the time that is given us.”
    ― J.R.R. Tolkien, The Fellowship of the Ring
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  22. Birdy77
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    13 October 2018

    You might think you don’t matter in this world, but because of you, someone now likes themselves a little bit more because you made a passing comment that made them feel good.
    Someone has read a book you recommended and they got lost in the pages.
    Someone has remembered a joke you told them that made them smile to themselves on the bus.
    Someone has tried on an outfit and felt beautiful because you complimented them on it.
    Never think you don’t have an impact, your fingerprints can’t be wiped away from the little marks of kindness you’ve left on the world.

    -Unknown

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    14 October 2018

    Just for today, keep it simple.
    Don't be so hard on yourself.
    Look at your life for all you have
    gained rather than lost.
    Look at your path for
    everything you have got through
    rather than everywhere
    you think you should be.
    Celebrate rather than criticise.
    Experience rather than expect.
    See how that goes. Just for today.

    S.C Lourie

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  24. Guest8901
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    14 October 2018 in reply to Birdy77

    Here's some guidelines to life which I think we could all benefit from following:

    Live without pretending
    Love without depending
    Listen without defending
    Speak without offending

    Author unknown ........

    Amanda 🌸

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  25. Music_Freak
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    14 October 2018 in reply to Birdy77
    I so needed this one today Birdy :)
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  26. Music_Freak
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    14 October 2018 in reply to Guest8901
    Love this one...nice and poetic
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  27. Birdy77
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    15 October 2018

    When life is hectic and you are overwhelmed, and your brain is like a squirrel darting across a busy street, remember that all you have to do, at any given moment, is the next thing. You can manage that. Also, you should drink some water. Maybe have some chocolate or something. You're doing fine.

    Nanea Hoffman

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    15 October 2018

    This is for anyone going through a rough time:

    Resilience is very different than being numb.

    Resilience means you experience, you feel, you fail, you hurt.

    You fall.

    But you keep going.

    - Yasmin Mogahead

    So...take a breath...hold on...and just keep going...if you need to pause for a break, that’s okay too xoxo

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  29. Ggrand
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    15 October 2018 in reply to Peppermintbach

    Hello everyone,

    I really hope that you are all doing good today

    A bird sitting on a on a tree is never afraid of the branch breaking, because her trust is not on the branch but on her own wings.......Always believe in yourself....

    Unknown Authour...

    Grandy...

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    16 October 2018

    Be nice to yourself
    .... It's hard to be happy
    when someone is mean to you
    all the time.

    Christine Arylo

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