Some of the most beautiful words and thoughts are best kept not only through the mind but from the heart as well. Rupi Kaur has been one of the best-selling authors during the years 2019 and 2020. With these very new collections of Quotes of Self Love and life, we’ll dive deeper into the true meaning of each quote and why they should be the thoughts we live by through our day.
Here are 47 Rupi Kaur Quotes on Self Love and Life!
Loneliness is a sign you are in desperate need of yourself.
When we are lonely, it only means that there is something that is missing within ourselves, and for us, to defeat lonely is having to find ourselves within that meaning. The only thing that can help us defeat loneliness is ourselves.
How you love yourself is how you teach others to love you
As the quote suggests, by loving yourself this helps people learn how to love you in a way that you are comfortable. It makes a whole lot easier for people to learn how to love you without needing much.
You do not just wake up and become the butterfly—growth is a process
Growth is a constant process that even in the latter parts of our lives, we still have something to learn. Experience may be the best teacher but growth itself is a never-ending process for us humans.
Trying to convince myself I am allowed to take up space is like writing with my left hand when I was born to use my right
Some things in life shouldn’t be. The thought of writing with your left hand even if you are right-handed is quite difficult. That’s why it is difficult for ourselves to convince in the same way smoothly.
You must want to spend the rest of your life with yourself first
We live in this world because that’s how we were made. We weren’t made to live for other people. In this world, there’s a constant notion that you can’t please everybody. And if you are living in this world just to conform to the world, then you aren’t living the right life.
A lot of times we are angry at other people for not doing what we should have done for ourselves.
Responsibility. A lot of times we blame other people because they aren’t capable of doing something for us. However, the root cause is for us to have the guts to do what we should and not blame other people for our lack of responsibility.
We have been dying since we got here and forgot to enjoy the view- live fully
It is like a job. Wherein for the rest of our lives we seek greener pastures to have a beautiful and meaningful life. But the sad reality is, we don’t enjoy the view because we are so busy doing what’s right and we forgot the beautiful views along the journey. Sometimes, it is best to take a step back from reality and realize that the things we do are here and we should appreciate them before they are gone.
Let it go, let it leave, let it happen. Nothing in this world was promised or belonged to you anyway.
Just like the saying, tomorrow is not promised. We live in this constant world wherein we should appreciate the day after we just woke up. Have fun, be happy, and do things that make life a wonderful one. There’s no time to sit back and just be sad, live life to the fullest and regret nothing. Whatever happens, happens.
I thank the universe for taking everything it has taken and given to me everything it is giving – balance
We take what we give. But sometimes it doesn’t work that way. Sometimes, we give way too much without asking in return, and that’s the beauty of the world we live in. It’s just the way of life, what matters is the thought of giving back and asking without anything return.
My heart is beating, and I’m breathing, and nothing anybody has ever done has changed that.
Life is what you make it.
Our backs tell stories no books have the spine to carry
The weight in our shoulders for these stories to hold and for us to share isn’t comparable to the stories told by books. The emotions, narratives, and all sorts have all these weights accumulated over the years through growth and experience. No book can compare to the journey people live through.
People go but how they left always stays
Feelings. The thought of people leaving always leaves you the thought of how they made you feel. In one way or the other, you felt the same way too.
The world gives you so much pain and here you are making gold out of it – there is nothing purer than that
Decisions. Sometimes our mind tells a different story than what our body does. Our mind thinks of things that are far beyond measure. And sometimes, we should trust our bodies to do the reasoning behind it.
The thing worth holding onto would not have let go
Worth. If they are the reason why we shouldn’t let go of them, then why did they left?
Why is it that when the story ends we begin to feel all of it
Memories. Because the memories bring back everything. Just like reading a book, does it stop when you ended reading? No, the story continues on your own and let the images speak for it.
Trust your body it reacts to right and wrong better than your mind does
Sometimes the mind has its way of doing things, and most of the time, it speaks to avoid feeling get hurt. But trusting your body to do the decision for you is quite useful.
That is the thing about selfish people. They gamble entire beings. Entire souls to please their own.
Selfish people are in a constant search for validation among their peers without them knowing that they have stepped on people through it. They don’t care what they should go through, as long as they conform with their very own self, then they are okay with it.
I was music but you had your ears cut off.
Voice, If we are caught in a relationship where you aren’t being heard, then that’s the time that you should end it. Always remember that in a relationship, both of your voices should be heard regardless of any conditions.
It isn’t what we left behind that breaks me it’s whatever we could’ve built had we stayed
What if. The constant notion of WHAT-IF is quite destroying for people. That is a hard time especially for couples who separated due to reasons.
You have sadness living in places sadness shouldn’t live
There’s no place for sadness to live in this world. Especially places in your body such as the heart and mind, there’s no room for sadness to live nor grow inside your body. Sadness breeds hatred.
Other women’s bodies are not our battlegrounds
We do have our battles to fight and win. And women’s bodies are mere instruments for us not to take advantage.
My heart aches for sisters more than anything it aches for women helping women like flowers ache for spring
Flowers bloom. Like women, we need to empower ourselves that we as individuals are more than enough, like flowers ache for spring. Women ache for other women for them to be empowered and be as one.
She was a rose in the hands of those who had no intention of keeping her
Self-worth. You don’t know what you’ve got until it is gone. Know your worth, find people that know your worth.
When you are broken and he has left you do not question whether you were enough the problem was you were so enough he was not able to carry it
We are more than enough for people who loved us and left us into our demise. Never question your worth, because we are worth it. We just have to find people who are worth carrying our worth.
We all move forward when we recognize how resilient and striking the women around us are
Women empowerment. When we recognize how resilient and striking women are, it rubs off through women positively. If they see other women rose to the occasion, anything is possible for them too.
The next time he points out the hair on your legs is growing back remind that boy your body is not his home he is a guest warn him to never outstep his welcome again
Accept flaws. Nobody’s body is perfect. We are all built differently. Find people that accept your flaws and your indifferences. We weren’t molded with the same clay, but we were molded with one creator. Never let other people judge you for something that is meant to grow.
I could be anything in the world but I wanted to be his
Love. It is the greatest feeling of all. To be loved by the one who you wanted. No questions, I’m all yours.
Growing up, I naturally embraced who I was, but I was always battling with myself. So I spent half my time being proud of being a woman and the other half completely hating it.
Bittersweet. In reality, we have to face our inner demons, the constant pleasing of one’s self is a tough task to win, but a fulfilling one to do. There’s no perfect relationship with our body, growth is progress, so as self-acceptance.
I am made of water, of course, I am emotional
Water goes through everything it passes through. Just like us humans, we go through different kinds of battles and experiences wherein we should get past it through overtime. If we aren’t able to pass it, the job’s not. Overcome anything at all costs.
The kindest words my father said to me: ‘Women like you drown oceans.
We all know that we can’t drown an ocean. But for your father to say that, it means you are an immovable object. It means no one takes you down even the biggest hurdles and obstacles in life. Truly powerful in his eyes.
What is stronger than the human heart which shatters over and over and still lives
We live in a world where the pain is constant. But, why are we still standing? Because or heart deals with everything we go through. No matter the odds, we push through with everything we have. And that’s what our heart does.
The right one does not stand in your way they make space for you to step forward
Usually, the right ones are always there to help you no matter the cost. They shouldn’t be a hindrance for you to grow but a helping that will help you lead the way for the future.
Despite knowing they won’t be here for long they still choose to live their brightest lives – sunflowers
We do with what we have. We only live on borrowed time, we should let ourselves speak for what we are. There’s no time to be a nuisance in this world. Make everything around you appreciate what life has to offer. No negativities, only pure Happiness.
Do not bother holding onto that thing that does not want you – you cannot make it stay
When people find their way out of your life, let them be. If they are here to stay, they shouldn’t have left in the first place. Always remember that the most important people in your life are here to stay no matter what.
I didn’t leave because I stopped loving you, I left because the longer I stayed the less I loved myself.
Knowing self-worth. Sometimes, we love too deeply that in return, we hurt ourselves. Remember that the key to having a happy life and relationship is loving yourself first. If they don’t appreciate your worth, then they don’t appreciate ourselves.
There is a difference between someone telling you they love you and them loving you
Action speaks louder than words. It’s easy for us to say that we love them, but it is easier for them to feel our love through our sincere actions.
I will no longer compare my path to others-I refuse to do a disservice to my life
In life, we walk a different path. It’s not easy to judge someone when you haven’t taken a single step in their shoe. That’s why in our lives, we create our path, the people along the way will help you propel for the years to come, and for other people, just like cars, we’ll just pass over them.
If I’m not the love of your life I’ll be the greatest loss instead
You are missing someone big in your life. Make your choice. In the end, you will regret not choosing me. You are making the biggest mistake of your life, period.
Do not look for healing at the feet of those who broke you
If they aren’t going to apologize, then let them be. Healing starts with yourself. Time has a way of healing.
Truth, honesty, empowerment – it’s what I want for myself and my readers.
Great things we should seek and provide our readers. Not only for readers but for everyone as well. They are all worthy people in the end.
Give to those who have nothing to give to you
Sharing. We aren’t supposed to mistreat people because of their stories. What we should do is use our voice and platform to help them. Sharing is caring.
If you are not enough for yourself you will never be enough for someone else
We are never enough. We live in this constant world where we should please everybody. However, the pleasing starts with one’s self first, if you can’t please yourself, then you aren’t ready yet.
And here you are living despite it all
Reason. There are multiple reasons why we live in this world. It only needs one reason to live despite everything, and that is Love.
We began with honesty let us end in it too – us
Relationships start with emotions that are being honest with one another. No matter the trials, hurdles, obstacles, there shouldn’t be any reason why we shouldn’t be honest with each other.
I think I finally overcame my self-esteem and confidence issues at around 20.
20 is the appropriate age to differentiate things and be mature enough. The world we live in is in constant change. Self-esteem and confidence are quite a problem during teenage years, however – you tend to fight those demons for 20 years. Battling them is quite fulfilling in the end after al.
I grew up thinking I was going to change the world, but not because I was treated like a special snowflake. It’s a silly label. People are starving. We need to feed them. That’s the end of the conversation.
People are starving here and there. If we are going to change the world, then we should raise our voice for the world to see. It doesn’t matter if you are rich or poor, the one true meaning of life is helping each other get through with life.
I want to apologize to all the women I have called beautiful before I’ve called them intelligent or brave, I am sorry I made it sound as though something as simple as what you’re born with is all you have to be proud of when you have broken mountains with your wit from now on I will say things like you are resilient, or you are extraordinary not because I don’t think you’re beautiful but because I need you to know you are more than that
We are more than what we are capable of. It is up to us to empower ourselves. Women should not be taken lightly among men. They are created equal. Women have the power to be great. Rise to the occasion.
Rupi Kaur is an incredible author. One that thinks highly of women and empowers them through his speeches and writings. She continues to be a bright spot for women who thinks they aren’t capable of doing something or is capable of. Hopefully, these articles will inspire you to become the better version of yourselves.