Slay but be gentle with yourself.
A wise woman puts a grain of sugar in everything she says to a man, and takes a grain of salt with everything he says to her.
Patience is not the ability to wait, but the ability to keep a good attitude while waiting.
Surely God would not have created such a being as man, with an ability to grasp the infinite, to exist only for a day! No, no, man was made for immortality.
Maturity is also self-awareness, knowing your own strength, your weaknesses and your limitations.
By learning that you are not enough, you will be in a constant pursuit of validation. The only way to break out of it is to unlearn.
Don't be ashamed of pain. The more pain you allow yourself to process, the more in depth your happiness will be.