"In the darkness of my mind exists some sort of hot tub nearly overflowing with self doubt and negativity. Why are these things so comforting? (To an extent, I mean.) It’s tempting to crawl in and soak in self-pity, but I now know better than that."
I wrote this earlier this year after overcoming and reflecting upon an unfavorable block of time. I felt that a hot tub is the near perfect metaphor for self pity, as your body becomes weak if you sit in a hot tub for too long. (via
"Something that shows up most often… is this kind of like chosen darkness and the self pity in that character. It’s a big question, are you that way because of the loss and do you have no control over that or are choosing to dwell on it, are you choosing to stay back inside of that loss, are you making your own life the way that it is?"
La Dispute, Conversations (via
"Self pity perpetuates pain, and through pain we lose ourselves. Learn a life of self love and empathy for others and you will never stray far from the path."
Jessica Renaglia via
"Funny girls like you don’t get boyfriends. Funny girls like you get boys who are friends who want to date your boring pretty friends but also have you around to make them laugh."
My mother (via
"I guess it’s all up to me.
Make myself happy. Pick myself up. Love and accept myself.
The first steps really begin with oneself."
Roses For Rei (via