"Self-harm, eating disorders, and other destructive behaviors are just the outward manifestations of an inward brokenness. It seems to me like there’s usually some kind of underlying hurt, confusion, falsehood, or insecurity motivating these behaviors. Insecurity is a big…
Would you guys please pray for me? I have been asked to talk to a young girl who has been cutting, and my flesh is scared. I know the Holy Spirit can use me, and He will speak through me. It’s hard, though, and it hurts to see someone who is resisting all other help. Please pray for her and for me.
Everyone has the right to doubt everything as often as he pleases and the duty to do it at least once. No way of looking at things is too sacred to be reconsidered. No way of doing things is beyond improvement.
Edward Bono, Lateral Thinking (via seabois)
She’s understood the power of stories. Their magical ability to refill the wounded part of people.
Kate Morton (via seabois)
Eventually something you love is going to be taken away. And then you will fall to the floor crying. And then, however much later, it is finally happening to you: you’re falling to the floor crying thinking, 'I am falling to the floor crying,' but there’s an element of the ridiculous to it — you knew it would happen and, even worse, while you’re on the floor crying you look at the place where the wall meets the floor and you realize you didn’t paint it very well.
Richard Siken (via cartographe)
It’s so difficult to describe depression to someone who’s never been there, because it’s not sadness. I know sadness. Sadness is to cry and to feel. But it’s that cold absence of feeling— that really hollowed-out feeling.
J.K. Rowling (via psych-facts)
Whenever I’m with other people, part of me shrinks a little. Only when I am alone can I fully enjoy my own company.
Alan Bradley, A Red Herring Without Mustard (via mirroir)