Hello lovelies! Today I wanted to share a quote with you all. I discovered this in the last week and I’ve found it to be extremely comforting in the midst of everything I’ve seen, heard, and been through in the last month, and even in the last couple years. I love quotes like these that can change your perspective on a situation. I hope if anyone is going through anything similar to me, they can find some solace in a quote like this.
For some academic background, this quote is from Carl Jung, a Swiss psychiatrist that founded analytical psychology. I didn’t do any research into what he believes this means because I didn’t want his words to change how I feel and what I think when I see these words.
When I stumbled upon this quote, it felt like fate. It felt like I was meant to stumble upon this.
The last month has been a little tricky for me. I’ve been feeling a lot of emotions and I’ve been doing a lot of soul-searching. I started questioning my own being: who am I? Am I a follower? Am I being myself? How would I know this? I was rapidly evolving and I wasn’t sure if this was really me or if I was becoming someone else entirely in the process. Was I meant to become this person or was I just shaping myself to fit the mold of the environment around me? Who is the real me?
With this general situation comes the sub-sections of my life that I was dealing with. In the big picture, everything seems minuscule and I am very aware of the fact that I have lived a lucky and blessed life so far. But in the smaller moments of life, there are things that have caused me to question myself. Things that produced days upon weeks upon months of heartache, frustration, paranoia, or sadness. It’s in those moments that this quote brings a new perspective into my life.
For a while, I thought that the internal and external events in my life were scars and battle wounds. I thought I was damaged goods and scarred for life. I thought I would have carry this burden through the rest of my life. But now this quote has changed how I see this burden.
Many of us go through situations that damage us and we feel like less of ourselves and we have to deal with the aftermath of these things. But we don’t always have to feel this way.
I’ve realized that I don’t have to let these things bring me down. I can be whoever I choose to be. I might feel like damaged goods, but that doesn’t mean I have to play the part. I’m better than that; I’m stronger than that. We’re all capable of strength beyond any limits. What has happened in my life so far does not define me. When things go wrong, we can do one of two things: we can let it break us or we can let it make us stronger. I’m working on it, but I choose the second option.
I choose to not be damaged. I choose to patch my wounds up and to be strong when my scars turn into little negative voices in my head and try to bring me down. I’m sure I’ll still have those low days, but instead of letting it get to me, I can choose to think of quotes like these to help me get through the tough times that are just a part of life.
Memories are just that. Memories. They happened and now it’s over. Don’t let it break you; you can become so much more than what happens to you and the bad that happens in your life. And one day, you’ll also come to realize that everything does happen for a reason. That without the bad, the good would also never happen.
Thanks so much for reading. I hope you enjoyed this post, although it is a bit different than what I usually write. I’ll see you lovelies next week!