We all go through rough patches in life—and sometimes those rough patches can last much longer than we would like.
But, all difficult seasons do come to an end, although it can be hard to believe in the thick of it.
Below are quotations that remind us that the tough times are temporary and perhaps even beneficial to us—as well as what we can do to take care of ourselves and show love to others in the midst of it all.
“Sadness gives depth. Happiness gives height. Sadness gives roots. Happiness gives branches. Happiness is like a tree going into the sky, and sadness is like the roots going down into the womb of the earth. Both are needed, and the higher a tree goes, the deeper it goes, simultaneously. The bigger the tree, the bigger will be its roots. In fact, it is always in proportion. That’s its balance.”
There’s something within you that knows what to do. There is a power greater than you that knows how to take care of you without your help. All you’ve got to do is to surrender to it. Surrender your thoughts, your mind, your ego, to the current that knows the way. It will take care of you. It will take better care of you than you can ever imagine.
~ Robert Adams
“Talk to yourself like you would to someone you love.”
~ Brene Brown
“Plant seeds of happiness, hope, success, and love; it will all come back to you in abundance. This is the law of nature.”
~ Steve Maraboli
“Do your little bit of good where you are. It’s those little bits of good put together that overwhelm the world.”
~ Desmond Tutu
“I’ve survived a lot of things, and I’ll probably survive this.”
~ J.D. Salinger
“Believe me when I tell you that everything is temporary. Everything. There’s not a thing in the world that will not change, including you.”
~ Alexis Smith
“Love and kindness are never wasted. They always make a difference. They bless the one who receives them, and they bless you, the giver.”
~ Barbara de Angelis
“You can’t truly have an open heart until it’s been broken.”
~ Alice Walker
“As surely as there is a voyage away, there is a journey home.”
~ Jack Kornfield
“No matter how you feel today, get up, dress up and show up.”
~ Paulo Coelho
“There’s no coming to consciousness without pain.”
~ Carl Jung
“Perhaps our eyes need to be washed by our tears once in a while, so that we can see life with a clearer view again.”
~ Alex Tan
“For a wound to heal, you have to clean it out. Again, and again, and again. And this cleaning process stings. The cleaning of a wound hurts. Yes. Healing takes so much work. So much persistence. And so much patience. But every process has an end and an appointed term. Your healing will come… And like all created things, your worldly pain will die.”
~ Yasmin Mogahed
“This is a good sign, having a broken heart. It means we have tried for something.”
~ Elizabeth Gilbert—Eat, Pray, Love
“Your only obligation in any lifetime is to be true to yourself.”
~ Richard Bach
“All we really want in the end is to be connected once again with the Truth of our being, to realize what it is that wears this mask of self.”
“Stay at the center of the circle and let all things take their course.”
~ Lao Tzu
“Stay open and quiet, that is all. What you seek is so near you that there is no place for a way.”
~ Nisargadatta Maharaj
“People grow when they are loved well. If you want to help others heal, love them without an agenda.”
~ Mike McHargue
“There can be no rebirth without a dark night of the soul, a total annihilation of all that you believed in and thought that you were.”
~ Hazrat Inayat Khan
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Editor: Travis May
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