If you are depressed you are living in the past.
If you are anxious you are living in the future.
If you are at peace you are living in the present.

Lao Tzu

I’m not exactly sure what to write about this. My first thought was to divulge some recent story about a conversation with a friend — such a conversation did happen — but… The quote speaks for itself somewhat.

I’m not sure if you’ve seen it before. I make the mistake of thinking most people know the quotes I’ve only recently found and been excited by. But I’ve found not many people actively seek out quotes.

Here’s a good quote if you’re feeling sad:

Remember: the time you feel lonely is the time you most need to be by yourself. Life’s cruelest irony.

Douglas Coupland

Quotes can give you strength in this way — re-framing your thought.

Loneliness isn’t punishing, it’s strengthening, necessary, and it can be beautiful.


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