One year ago

A year ago I was in a very different place. Since nine months have passed since the end of my abusive relationship and I have progressed tremendously through the healing process, it was really interesting for me to come across some thoughts scribbled in my scketchbook from a year ago. Each of these statements are me processing a different aspect of abuse and are a window into a soul trying to just endure. 

We are the products of our minds. 

Mental energy. Mental discipline. 

Self-image should be created by the self, not the words of others. 

Intelligence is unquantifiable. But, it is achieved through different paths and perceived by others. 

Self-love is necessary before one can allow others to love yourself. 

Treasure each smile. 

True love is unspoken of; it’s an understanding, choice, and bond between two people. 

Words have the power to define a beautiful truth, or tread upon and trample that which is held sacred to another. 

The world is blind. The world is controlled by fear, power, and greed. BUT the inner confines of my mind are an oasis. 

Pain. It hurts if you allow it to hurt. 

Sadness. A necessary emotion. Do not let it control you. 

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