Rachel Brathen Quotes
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Total quotes (30)
I've come to terms with the fact that I'm broken. Not in a sad way, just in an it-is-what-it-is kind of way. Life happened and I've adjusted accordingly. We're all a little bit shattered. Pain and heartache comes our way and with time we develop patterns that we think will protect us... But that only keep us in fear.
Gather the scattered fragments of your broken heart. Pick them up off the floor and weave them into the tapestry of your life so that when you find the light again-and you will- you'll remember that love can only be lost because it was once found.
You are healing and you are growing and everything you are is good enough.
You will always be okay! Money and material things come to you when you dare to trust in life’s ability to take you exactly where you need to go. When we live in fear we create tense vibrations that keep the things we long for at a distance. Worrying is praying for what we don’t want to happen. Focus on what you want, not what you fear!
Reminding myself that there is never a need to question the universe. Trust. Trust. TRUST. Things happen for a reason - and sometimes that reason is for you to leave your yogi smile at the door and start kicking some serious ass. Warrior up! Do no harm but take no shit. Life is way too short and way, way too beautiful to be wasted on people that don't resonate with your purpose on this earth.
Life is made up of a collection of moments that are not ours to keep. The pain we encounter throughout our days spent on this earth comes from the illusion that some moments can be held onto. Clinging to people and experiences that were never ours in the first place is what causes us to miss out on the beauty of the miracle that is the now. All of this is yours, yet none of it is. How could it be? Look around you. Everything is fleeting.
To love and let go, love and let go, love and let go...it's the single most important thing we can learn in this lifetime.
Balance is key. In everything you do. Dance all night long and practice yoga the next day. Drink wine but don’t forget your green juice. Eat chocolate when your heart wants it and kale salad when your body needs it. Wear high heels on Saturday and walk barefoot on Sunday. Go shopping at the mall and then sit down and meditate in your bedroom. Live high and low. Move and stay still. Embrace all sides of who you are and live your authentic truth! Be brave and bold and spontaneous and loud and let that complement your abilities to find silence and patience and modesty and peace. Aim for balance. Make your own rules and don’t let anybody tell you how to live according to theirs.
We all just want to be loved. All of us. Deep down, every decision we make is based on our wanting to feel accepted and cared for. We all want to be loved and we can use that longing to create both heaven and hell.
Trusting in life, seeing the goodness in the people around us and staying present in our day-to-day actions will draw us toward love. We'll feel like we are flowing with life, things run smoothly and there will be a deep sense of calm beneath the ups and downs of our life situation. Moving towards love will always lead to more love.
It's when we let the fear of not having enough take over that our decision making takes a wrong turn. Suddenly we start directing our attention away from our true purpose and instead move towards ego, judgement and material things. Instead of trusting in the bigger picture we let fear take the reigns. Suddenly we get agitated. Stressed. Angry. We start looking at other people and feel threatened, jealous and insecure. So much of this world is build on fear and competition and it's a vicious cycle we have to break if we ever want to find true peace of mind. You'll know that you're on the right track when you can look at someone succeeding in the same field as you and feel genuinely, truly happy for them. Can you?
Take a step back and look at your current state of mind. What does your life look like right now? Are you moving in a direction of love? Or are you letting fear run your life? Do you feel safe or insecure? Trust or doubt?
Here is the key: Always choose love. Every time. That doesn't mean that you'll be avoiding difficulty for the rest of your life - it simply means that you've made the decision to let your heart guide you instead of your mind. Let feelings of insecurity be a sign to take a deep breath and become aware if what's stirring within you. Listen to the nudges of irritation that you are overcome with from time to time. They are here to teach you great things! Every difficult moment is an opportunity for you to choose love over fear. Be grateful for the lows as much as you cherish the highs.
Move with love and love will move with you. Give love. Give all you got. You can never run out.
I sit down and I close my eyes and I'm alive, really alive. Maybe more alive then I've been in a long time. More alive than I was before there was death in my life. It's a good feeling; knowing that death killed a part of me but brought life to another. There is a balance to it all and today I didn't quite nail it but it's not so much that I need to slow down or rest or sleep or eat, it's that I need to channel the vibration and feel it and own it and hone it in and center it around my heart. So I do. All this energy gathers at my chest and I feel it all and it's so fucking powerful everything goes silent. I hear nothing. Not the waves, not the dogs, not my busy mind. Just the beating of my heart and the stillness that arrives at the end of working hard and breathing deep.
It's drinking in the air that is a golden sunset. It's love.
the sunset whispers secrets of love. of love and loss. of love and loss and pain and truth and all the gorgeous moments that we can never truly grasp until they're gone. this is it. it's this, here, where you are. it's not outside of the edges that color your beating heart; its within. so... stop running. release the blame. lose the regrets. there are no mistakes.
learn to let go. learn to let go. learn to let go.
take a deep breath