It has been a long time since I began the deep inner work to heal myself from toxic patterns. And yet, I can still make the same damned mistakes over and over again.
Thankfully, my response to these choices has changed dramatically over the years. Now, instead of beating myself up or avoiding responsibility or numbing myself through unhealthy coping mechanisms (which were my habits of choice back in the day), I handle my mistakes with much more self-compassion and forgiveness.
I am a firm believer in Maya Angelou’s poignant observation that “I did then what I knew how to do. Now that I know better, I do better.”
Trying to fight or avoid the lessons in front of you only creates more suffering for yourself. Instead, choose to welcome what arises – pain, loss, grief, anger, loneliness, trauma, tragedy – as blessed teachers sent to elevate you and expand your capacity to Love
In the spirit of using lessons to learn, here are some powerful tweets and experiences on Twitter:
"Lessons learned the hard way are usually the lessons we remember forever. If it takes a quarrel to learn something about each other, make it a positive and grow from it." – Shan Richardson #ThursdayThoughts
— Carol Radull (@CarolRadull) May 23, 2019
— Agnes Kagure (@itsagneskagure) May 23, 2019
stop whining, start grinding.
stop wishing, start working.
stop thinking, start acting.
stop blaming, start owning.
stop dying, start living.#ThursdayThoughts
— Billionaire Lifestyle (@thehustlefactor) May 23, 2019
I like the smell of possibilities in the morning. When you start winning, i hope you stay in your lane, remain humble and never look down on others. Ksemhlaben' la. Izinto zingashintsha in a wink of an eye bese uzothi uloyiwe kanti nix uyaphapha nje. #ThursdayThoughts
— The Captain (@Manqoba_Mbuli) May 23, 2019
No and Yes are the Words which need a long thought. Most of the troubles in life are the result of saying Yes too soon or No too late.#ThursdayThoughts
— Andisw'amabhele💕inspirational&deep life🌼 (@andii_andie) May 23, 2019
— Chatham-Kent Affordable Living (@CKAffordable) May 23, 2019
Retweet if you are NOT going to let anything stop you today.
— Ranal Currie (@Ranal55) May 23, 2019
Improve Your Life Now:-
1. Face your fears.
2. Eat better.
3. Admit your mistakes.
4. Refine your goals.
5. Believe in yourself.
6. Ask for wisdom.
7. Conserve your time.
8. Invest your profits.#ThursdayThoughts
— Billionaire Mindset (@Billionaires10x) May 23, 2019