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 what I’m currently going through. If anyone is going through anything similar to me, I hope they can find some solace in this.
This quote is from Carl Jung, a Swiss psychiatrist that founded analytical psychology.
When I stumbled upon this quote, it felt like fate. It felt like I was meant to find 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?
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?
With this general situation comes the sub-sections of my life that I was dealing with. In the big picture, everything seems good on the surfacw.
But in the smaller moments of life, there are things that have caused me to question myself. Things that produced months of heartache, frustration, paranoia, or sadness on rotation. 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 meant 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.
I’ve realized that I don’t have to let these things bring me down. I might feel like damaged goods, but that doesn’t mean I have to play the part.
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 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. Whenever I start feeling low again, I can think back on these words to regain strength.
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!