In this post, I want to introduce a new segment: Twisted Quotes. No, this is not about crazy or weird quotes. Just quotes that I want to share with all of you guys. I always send quotes that I come across on social media and mostly on Tumblr to my friends and they mostly like it. With certain friends, I can talk about quotes and their deeper meaning. One could say that in some way, quotes are really my thing. Therefore, I want to share quotes on the regular with you guys :). I will also try to find interesting pictures that I made myself to match the quote.
This first quote, is you are enough by Daniell Koepke and is called. I came across this piece on Tumblr and I really love it :). You can read it below!
you are enough
“You don’t need anyone’s affection or approval in order to be good enough. When someone rejects or abandons or judges you, it isn’t actually about you. It’s about them and their own insecurities, limitations, and needs, and you don’t have to internalize that. Your worth isn’t contingent upon other people’s acceptance of you – it’s something inherent. You exist, and therefore, you matter. You’re allowed to voice your thoughts and feelings. You’re allowed to assert your needs and take up space. You’re allowed to hold onto the truth that who you are is exactly enough. And you’re allowed to remove anyone from your life who makes you feel otherwise.”
validation from others
This quote is quite deep, however, it is an important quote. First of all, a lot of times people think they need the affection or approval of other people in order to think that they matter. Everyone knows or is that someone that is doing too much in order to be a part of a clique, group or impress someone in particular. And most of the time, when that clique or that particular person rejects us, we try to figure out what we did wrong in order to be rejected… However, we should know that it is not about us. For example, I have been rejected so many times for jobs, castings and even by people. The thing is that I have come to a point in my life where I do not try to care much about what other people think of me. If certain people abandon me or reject me, I would have to say THANKGOD. Only because we should NOT want someone in our life that is unable to appreciate us and see us the way we see them? That relationship would have no means to succeed and we would not even be able to grow from it.
Next, Your worth isn’t contingent upon other people’s acceptance of you… Wow. did you read that? Your worth isn’t contingent upon other people’s acceptance of you. Meaning that even if other people do not see your value, it does not mean you are not still valuable. My worth has nothing to do with your inability or unwillingness to see it. YOU EXIST, AND THEREFORE, YOU MATTER. BOOM. Daniell Koepke said it. The fact that you are alive and on this earth, means that you matter. There are zero arguments against this statement. And just because you matter, your thoughts, feelings and dreams also matter.
you are enough
The last part, You’re allowed to assert your needs and take up space. You’re allowed to hold onto the truth that who you are is exactly enough. And you’re allowed to remove anyone from your life who makes you feel otherwise, speaks for itself. As people are allowed to reject or abandon you, you have the right to do the same when people that make you feel uncomfortable or put you through shit.
People, please remember that you exist, and therefore, you matter. Don’t you ever forget that. And for those of you that are interested in seeing more of Daniell Koepke’s work, please check out her Internal Acceptance Movement (I.A.M) and please, read her reason for starting this movement :).