Happiness is not something ready-made. It comes from your own actions.
We can never obtain peace in the outer world until we make peace with ourselves.
If you don’t love yourself, you cannot love others. You will not be able to love others. If you have no compassion for yourself then you are not able of developing compassion for others.
“Remember, we all stumble, every one of us. That’s why it’s a comfort to go hand in hand.” –
"To love means to open ourselves to the negative as well as the positive - to grief, sorrow, and disappointment as well as to joy, fulfillment, and an intensity of consciousness we did not know was possible before." –
"It takes a lot of courage to release the familiar and seemingly secure, to embrace the new. But there is no real security in what is no longer meaningful. There is more security in the adventurous and exciting, for in movement there is life, and in change there is power. "
~ Alan Cohen~