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from Live Purposefully Now

How to Thrive in Times of Trouble

It's okay to grieve. It's okay to know that you loved deeply and are hurting because the one you loved is no longer able to be here with you. Embrace grief as a sign of your great love. Feel all the emotions that come with grief, experience it in the waves that it comes, and know that one day it will be okay. If not right now, then soon. - read: http://livepurposefullynow.com/how-to-thrive-in-times-of-trouble/

Making yourself a priority is not selfish it's an act of self-love. When you are real and honest it may piss some people off but frankly that's their problem. Getting to know yourself and learning to trust your intuition is so important. You learn what you can and should give to others and you also learn when to walk away.

Love is patient, love is kind. It does not envy, it does not boast, it is not proud, it is not rude, it is not self-seeking, it is not easily angered, keeps no record of wrongs, does not delight in evil, rejoices with the truth, always protects, always trusts, always hopes, always peseveres. Love never fails 1 Corinthians 13:4, 7-8 religious wall quotes inspirational sayings vinyl decal art

from After Narcissistic Abuse

It Isn’t Love – It Is Narcissistic Abuse

When we are stuck in the vacumous atmosphere of planet narcissist, we can’t see the abuse for what it is. We call it Love. We try harder, making ourselves more vulnerable, more patient, more understanding, but the narc just reads that we’re available to take more supply from. The more we let them use and abuse us, they view it as tacit approval to continue to abuse us, and if we stay, that is what they will do.

mindfulmft | The process of letting go is so especially painful when a part of our heart is still with that person. We may not remain in love with them forever but maybe we will always have love for parts of them. Letting go of something that is no longer is a must. Otherwise we just keep ourselves stuck in the same place. It's not healthy to fantasize about a future with this person to dream up a different ending day in and day out. Of course none of us know the ending but we can't just…