Don’t rely on other people to make you happy.
Your happiness depends entirely on you.
Your life does not lie in the hands of the people around you, or in the situation you happen to find yourself in at this moment.
You are not a victim on your circumstances, but rather a powerful being with a choice.
The question is: do you allow every ripple of the sea that is this life turn you upside down? Or can you find peace, knowing there is an ocean of calm beneath the surface of your life situation?
As long as you look at the world from the eyes of a victim, victimized is what you will be.
Stop feeling sorry for yourself—get up and change something! You can’t count on people to always treat you well, or for the universe to always hand you the cards that you want.
You need to find a place inside of yourself where the ever changing ebb and flow of life does not dictate your fundamental sense of peace.
Practice peace and peacefulness will come your way.
Practice love, mindfulness, gratitude…and this is what your life will be made up of.
Stop treading water and enjoy the swim!
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Ed: Bryonie Wise
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