from Jo Coudert

Discussion in 'Positive Feelings and Motivational Messages' started by Isabel, Oct 14, 2011.

  1. Isabel

    Isabel Staff Alumni

    I just thought I'd share this bit from Jo Coubert book "advice from a failure".

    You do not need to be loved,
    not the cost of yourself.
    The single relationship truly central and
    crucial to life is the relationship
    to the self.
    It is rewarding to
    find someone whom you like,
    but it is essential to like yourself.
    It is quickening to recognize that
    someone is a good and decent
    human being,
    but it is indispensable to
    view yourself as acceptable.
    It is a delight to discover people who are
    worthy of respect and admiration
    and love,
    but it is vital to believe
    yourself worthy of these things.
    For you cannot live in someone else.
    You cannot find yourself in
    someone else.
    You cannot be given a life by
    someone else.
    Of all the people you
    will know in a lifetime, you are the
    only one you will never leave or lose.
    To the question of your life,
    you are the only answer.
    To the problems of your life,
    you are the only solution.
  2. total eclipse

    total eclipse SF Friend Staff Alumni

    excellent write thanks for sharing it
  3. Sadeyes

    Sadeyes Staff Alumni

    How well said...if I could only remember these words!