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"When people try to tell you who you are, don’t believe them. You are the only custodian of your own integrity, and the assumptions made by those that misunderstand who you are and what you stand for reveal a great deal about them and absolutely nothing about you." — Maria Popova of #brainpickingsdotorg #youarethemagic

BY KERI MANGIS You might already be familiar with the story Elizabeth Gilbert frequently relates about how she passed on an idea to her friend Ann Patchett through an exchanged kiss.

I love my 'real' people.

I long to celebrate your highs but you shut me out. I'd love to hear your day to day thoughts and dreams but I don't fit in, I'll pick you up when you are falling but the call never comes. Even though I'm a speck in your life, my life is a speck compared


BY KATHRYN JONES You stripped me of everything: my confidence, self-worth, and freedom. You convinced me my vulnerability was weakness.

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So true! Once I applied this to my life I found pain was eased and I was able to let go of control of situations.

{ introvert } The risk.

A private life happy life. I have no room for negativity. I preserve quietness to my peace and positivity. I sincerely appreciate only sincere & genuine people. People that make assumptions about others = making an ass of yourself.


Effort is a reflection of interest. No effort = no interest, regardless of what he says. Yup, actions always speak louder than words.

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he looked at me then he would look away when he knew I was looking I could deal his eyes on me and maybe it's just being paranoid or bloody mental but I think I miss him


BY RUTH LERA An excerpt from Walking the Soul Path: An Energetic Guide to Being Human Many of us are constantly forcing ourselves to feel happy, which often means we are avoiding our true feelings,…

is this the life you want to live? is this the person you want to love? can you be stronger? more compassionate? breathe in. breathe out and decide.

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Truth People who criticize, accuse and put you down. They are always hypocrites and often accuse you of the very exact things they do or are doing.