To be beautiful means to be yourself. You don’t need to be accepted by others. You need to accept yourself. When you are born a lotus flower, be a beautiful lotus flower, don’t try to be a magnolia flower. If you crave acceptance and recognition and try to change yourself to fit what other people want you to be, you will suffer all your life. True happiness and true power lie in understanding yourself, accepting yourself, having confidence in yourself.
Thich Nhat Hanh, The Art of Power

6,766 notes

Show

  1. sillyguerrero reblogged this from digitalpharaoh
  2. aaahhhhggggg reblogged this from aaahhhhggggg
  3. lraay reblogged this from stellablu
  4. remnantsofmysanity reblogged this from bookmusicalover
  5. bookmusicalover reblogged this from heyhooletsgo
  6. heyhooletsgo reblogged this from onherway
  7. jillian01 reblogged this from youcanonlyimagine
  8. youcanonlyimagine reblogged this from effernus
  9. sinking-laughing reblogged this from stellablu
  10. vivalablanca reblogged this from danaylovedmb
  11. blondie104 reblogged this from bubblegum-suicide
  12. scholarly reblogged this from danaylovedmb
  13. danaylovedmb reblogged this from rh1tard
  14. alwaysmorningdew reblogged this from rh1tard
  15. dear-mae reblogged this from majestiqq
  16. rh1tard reblogged this from majestiqq
  17. bubblegum-suicide reblogged this from majestiqq
  18. nextstoprequested reblogged this from vertigoverb
  19. angelys21 reblogged this from r--e-d
  20. dekleine-iita reblogged this from r--e-d
  21. slavetofate17 reblogged this from twolfsong
  22. totnes-state-of-mind reblogged this from yourfavoritetimeofday
  23. yourfavoritetimeofday reblogged this from malis-boho-eye
  24. shelldreamsaloud reblogged this from chasetherabbitintowonnderland
  25. sunshineandgrunge reblogged this from r--e-d
  26. i-am-the-duchess reblogged this from gloriaessien