I stand at nothing. With no progress In any direction. Still, I hope. There is nothing That I can guarantee about To myself and someone else. Still, I hope. Nothing is what I will fall to, If my dreams crash. Still, I hope. Everyone around has something If not seemingly everything, Whereas I have nothing. [...]
I pray not because I don't believe in myself. I pray because I know my limits. I pray not because I am a bubble of hope. I pray because I am uncomfortably practical. I pray not because I don't have friends. I pray because I know only humans. I pray not because I am afraid. [...]
"Why me?" We often ask. Because only we could do it. Because it was only our blessing. "Why now?" We often wonder. Because only then it adds up on time. Because it's timed only for us. "Why this?" We often moan. Because it will eventually make us happy. Because everything is for a reason.
An eagle can fly to heights that a crow can't reach. There will always be some crows in your life pecking at you, trying to bait you into a fight. But the only way to argue with a crow is to come down to their level. If you find yourself trying to prove your point, [...]
We often complain that others, especially those we are close to, are not supportive enough for us. At times, we are plain mad about it. At other times, we are too hurt to say anything. But that is how "others" will always be! Either too busy or too difficult or too indifferent and so on. [...]
Do you know why we feel embarrassed? It's because we weigh someone else's opinion more than our own. We acknowledge that they know it better than us. We submit to them. Should we? I spent a large part of my life worrying about what others think of me. Maybe they did think those very things [...]
I spent my life in foreign lands. So many men have tried to kill me, I don't remember all their names. I have been sold like a broodmare. I have been chained and betrayed. Raped and defiled. Do you know what kept me standing through all those years in exile? Faith. Not in any god. [...]
Our having faith Doesn't make anything easier. On the contrary, It makes everything crazier. We believe in stuff We can't see or touch. We give our time and thoughts To it a bit much. We hope, We yearn, We beg, Till we learn. Having faith Is a two-way street, Where our desires and hard work [...]
We all hate that word. It makes us feel so bad about ourselves. Worse, it makes us question the very intention of why we started out. We all hate rejection. But there it is. In our face. Most of the time. From people we love to things we love to even the smallest, silliest of [...]
Nothing has killed more dreams than under-estimation. No one has under-estimated you more than you alone. You are beautiful. You are talented. You are powerful. You are you. Don't let yourself believe any other way. For there is no other truth. You are way, way more than you think.