Mind Platter by Najwa Zebian
The book Mind platter is a collection of thoughts Najwa Zebian was writing during a long period. They are all about different things and situations we all face in life. Feelings we live through and experiences.
Here are some of my favorite quotes from her book:
1. “For them to see you shine, you must stay far away, for you are just like the sun; when you’re too close, your light makes them blind. And when you’re too far, they see you. So let them seek you. They’re getting your light regardless, but appreciating your presence is different from recognizing your existence. If they don’t appreciate your presence, they may never even recognize your absence.”
2. “Respect the freedom that you were born with but that you’ve denied yourself. Break free from the power that power has over you and believe in your own beliefs.”
3. “To the heart in you, don’t be afraid to feel.
To the sun in you, don’t be afraid to shine.
To the love in you, don’t be afraid to heal.
To the ocean in you, don’t be afraid to rage.
To the silence in you, don’t be afraid to break”.
4. “Don’t worry about what people think of you or about the way they try to make you feel. If people want to see you as a good person, they will. If people want to see you as a bad person, absolutely nothing you do will stop them. Ironically, the more you try to show them your good intentions, the more reason you give them to knock you down. Keep your head up high and be confident in what you do. Be confident in your intentions and keep your eyes ahead instead of wasting your time on those who want to drag you back. Because you can’t change people’s views, you have to believe that true change for yourself comes from within you, not from anyone else”.
And the last one I want to share is a quote that I find a certain very powerful magic in.
“I fear one day
That you will
Forget me like I forgot
The day I loved you.
If you forget me,
And I forgot me,
Who will remember myself
Back into me”?