Give up defining yourself - to yourself or to others. You won’t die. You will come to life. And don’t be concerned with how others define you. When they define you, they are limiting themselves, so it’s their problem. Whenever you interact with people, don’t be there primarily as a function or a role, but as the field of conscious presence. You can only lose something that you have, but you cannot lose something that you are.
Eckhart Tolle (via onlinecounsellingcollege)

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There are moments when troubles enter our lives and we can do nothing to avoid them. But they are there for a reason. Only when we have overcome them will we understand why they were there.
Paulo Coelho (via onlinecounsellingcollege)

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Sometimes you have to do what’s best for you and your life, not what’s best for everybody else…

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There is a social stigma attached to wanting to do the things you love instead of doing what others think is good for you.

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