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If you’re going to try, go all the way. Otherwise, don’t even start. This could mean losing girlfriends, wives, relatives and maybe even your mind. It could mean not eating for three or four days. It could mean freezing on a park bench. It could mean jail. It could mean derision. It could mean mockery—isolation. Isolation is the gift. All the others are a test of your endurance, of how much you really want to do it. And, you’ll do it, despite rejection and the worst odds. And it will be better than anything else you can imagine. If you’re going to try, go all the way. There is no other feeling like that. You will be alone with the gods, and the nights will flame with fire. You will ride life straight to perfect laughter. It’s the only good fight there is.
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Qualities of a Winning Personality

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1. Exhibit integrity – A person is said to have integrity if what they say and what they do are rooted in the same set of core values.

2. Don’t speak badly of others – If you speak badly about others to a friend, the chances are you’ll also speak badly about them. Hence, they are likely to be hesitant in what they share with you.

3. Be an optimist – This doesn’t mean burying your head in the sand. It means choosing not to dwell on the negatives, and actively looking for the positives.  

4. Make the effort to be helpfulLife is so much sweeter if you’re thoughtful and kind – and we rarely forget someone who’s caring and warm.

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Self-Fulfilling Prophecies in Relationships

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Self-Fulfilling Prophecies In Relationships

A self-fulfilling prophecy is a strong idea or belief in something that comes true or takes place as a result of our belief that it will. The success of our relationships and our happiness in our relationships is largely impacted on our attitudes about them. Here’s how self-fulfilling prophecies are at play in our relationships:

  • Thinking you’re not good enough. If you believe that you aren’t good enough for your partner, you’ll always be finding reasons why this is true. When you are looking for reasons to back up your theory, you’ll find them everywhere. Your lack of confidence will show up every time they talk to another guy/girl, and your insecurity will likely lead to the demise of the relationship. Even though your partner probably doesn’t think so, your belief that you aren’t good enough has the ability to kill the relationship as you act in a way that proves that they are better than you.
  • Thinking you don’t deserve to be happy. Lacking self-esteem and self-confidence ultimately translates into a belief that you don’t deserve happiness in your relationships. By thinking this, you will seek out partners that either don’t make you happy, or you’ll sabotage ones that have potential as a defense mechanism. So by believing that you don’t deserve to be happy, your actions will ensure that you never have the chance.

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7 Things You Could Do To Love Your Parents More

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1. Spend more time with them. Tell them that you love them and appreciate the hard work they are doing.

2. Help with chores. For example, help look after the house, take the garbage out, or mope the floor. Help groceries shopping or cooking. 

3. Ask how their day went. If they’ve been working, ask if they’re tired and if they’d need a message of some sort. Prepare their dinner.  

4. Help out with the finance. If you’re still really young, don’t spend too much or want too much. Your parents work really hard to make ends meet, so show that you appreciate their efforts by not making them waste their hard earned money. If you’re older, work for yourself and help chip in to the family expenses. 

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Slow down
It’s all about vibrations and levels of frequency
Slow down
And you will experience the subtle veil of pure Life Force
The subtle Presence of absolute Stillness
From this connection your energies will begin to expand and flow
Without any effort on your part a new level of perspective will begin to surface
Do not allow old pain to navigate your actions and rhythm
Do not allow fear to cause you to chase your desires, nor run from your aversions
Relax into the fear
Observe it
And you will realize it is just a dense “glob” of energy
It really need not threaten you
It is an old vibration of pain, just an old frequency of trauma
Have the courage to simply observe it, with no participation and gently, softly re-connect to the Presence of Stillness
Choose the Light and allow the darkness to exist
Let the Light dissolve the darkness
A simple smile
A soft relaxed Presence and a rhythm of ease will allow you to experience the Grace of life
peace
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