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.
“My experiences with violence in schools still echo throughout my life but standing to face the problem has helped me in immeasurable ways.
I wrote “To This Day”, a spoken word poem, to further explore the profound and lasting impact that bullying can have on an individual.
Schools and families are in desperate need of proper tools to confront this problem. We can give them a starting point… A message that will have a far reaching and long lasting effect in confronting bullying.”
- Shane Koyczan
Mal de amores… no se cura fácilmente, no existen medicinas ni remedios, no se sabe cuando pasará. Ni siquiera se sabe cuanto duele. Sólo el tiempo lo cura…mucho tiempo. Porque cuanto mayor ha sido la grandeza de un amor, tanto más largo resulta el sufrimiento cuando éste se acaba.
If you think that happiness means total peace, you will never be happy. Peace comes from the acceptance of the part of you that can never be at peace.