Clichés and well-meant advice

Listen to your heart and don’t be too harsh on yourself. Stop wanting so much, life’s short and you’re not obliged to anything. There’s a time and place for everything.

Just relax! Let it go! Care about yourself every now and then. Go do something fun, and remember you can always call me!

Oh well, you can only do one thing at a time. You’ll get there, you’re massively strong. Just don’t pretend to be stronger than you actually are.

Why do we want to terminate relations, but are we longing to remain friends? Why do we still love the other to bits, while ignoring ourselves the whole time?

Love is blind, we always fall for a certain type of person. Trying to follow our hearts, be open to others…we have to be able to love ourselves first.

And then we say YES, and I know that, and you’re right about it. We just keep asking ourselves what on earth we’re supposed to do then.

It’s all easier said than done. People try to help you, because they may have just that bit of experience that you don’t. However, you will have to do it all yourself. There’s a long way ahead and it may have some bumps here and there.

You may think you are fully aware of who you are and of your conscious lifestyle, but you’ll get to know yourself a little better. Sometimes, you just have to fall. Then you can get up again and continue. Fortunately, you’re not the first.

I may be at the start of my journey. It’s also possible that I’m already on my way. However, I have no clue as to who or what will cross my path, nor do I know where I’ll end up. I am trying to reach my destination by following all well-meant advice, but frankly, I can’t see the wood for the trees. Every cloud has a silver lining though and what doesn’t kill you makes you stronger.

Clichés are not useless at all.

Translated by Daphne Liedekerken


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