I'm not the average girl from your video and I ain't built like a supermodel but I learned to love myself unconditionally because i am a queen— India.Arie
The most unbelievable India.Arie quotes that will activate your desire to change
What did not demolish me simply polished me.
You're beautiful like a flower More valuable than a diamond You are powerful like a fire... There is nothing in the world that you cannot do When you believe in you, who are beautiful Yeah you, who are brilliant Yeah you, who are powerful Yeah you, who are resilient
In a world of smoke and ashes, you are milk and honey
Life is a journey, not a destination; there are no mistakes, just chances we've taken.
No matter what anybody says, what matters most is what you think of yourself.
Success is clarity of my intention....and reaching that intention while being true to myself and with joy.
What tried to demolish me, I allowed to polish me.
When I look in the mirror and the only one there is me Every freckle on my face is where it’s suppose to be And I know my creator didn’t make no mistakes on me My feet, my thighs, my Lips, my eyes, I’m loving what I see
Your real job in this world is to be you.
The worst disease in the world is hate. And the cure for hate is love.
The songs that I've written about Africa, and AIDS and HIV and about the power of humanitarian love, those songs, I'm gonna sing them because I know that it's real.
The truth, it needs no proof. Either it is or it isn't.
Go on and love yourself, cause everything's gonna be alright.
God is infinitely creative, and everyone's different, and everyone has a different path, a different lesson, a different song, a different face, a different voice.
My life is so tumultuous. I dive into everything. I'm feeling all up and down and sleepy and moody and hormonal - it just gets crazy. Just to keep myself balanced, I do things like yoga and meditation.
You're only human. Let's break free of this gravity of judgment And fly high on the wings of forgiveness.
Strength, courage & wisdom...it's been inside of me all along.
I was born in love with music. My mother is a singer, many of my aunts and uncles on my mother's side are musical, my grandparents sang and played blues piano. It's literally in my blood. My mother wrote an original song to teach me the days of the week.
When I think about the cause I'm most passionate about, it's all in my music all the time, because I'm always singing about the empowerment of women. Always, even when it's a little love song - it's still about the empowerment of women and this high spiritual nature of love. It's the biggest healer ever.
The thing that makes me most vulnerable is romantic relationship.
I'm just in that stage where I pray for God to show me how I can be effective in the world and things come up and I go. But I have yet to really dig in.
I have, my whole life, been healing the girl inside, the part of me that struggles about being a female in the world. That's why I write about the things I write about.
There's another style of meditation that I've been doing since my mid-twenties.
Tapping into your higher self to get a glimpse of yourself from the outside and get insight into what's going on in your life. I learned that from my godfather in my mid-twenties.
It's always sad to me when certain people are excluded from being considered beautiful... because of someone else's expectation. That bothers me.
I will be patient, kind, faithful and true To a man who loves music a man who loves art Respect's the spirit world and thinks with his heart
There is no secret, you try and never stop trying.
If you have to sleep all day, and get up the next day, you keep trying. If you have to take 3 years away, do it and then come back. But it's all about trying. Not everything will work, but some things will, and you have to try.
Beautiful jewelry, a beautiful room - that's what museums are - a beautiful painting, a beautiful face, it makes you feel good to look at, and that's a beautiful thing.
Anyway, in my performance style, I'm a singer-songwriter.
People can call it neo-soul or R&B or whatever. But at the core, when you see me live, I'm a singer-songwriter.
I don't see social media as lending my voice as much as I see it speaking my truth. If you look at my open letters, the one I wrote about Blue Ivy too - you see, I am always as the foundation, talking about us being a better humanity. I believe in that.
In the quest for fortune and fame...don't forget about the simple things.
I'm not just making rhymes and making melodies. I'm expressing my true life force, energy.
I was very fortunate to have learned the transforming power of music early in life. As an adult I want to share that power by inspiring people to care about their neighbors near and far. Being a UNICEF Ambassador allows me this kind of opportunity.
There's a million ways to make people happy.
When it comes down to the song writing, I'm just very slow - very slow.
Because the songs are about my life, so I'm doing emotional work on myself. As I'm writing these songs, I have to learn these lessons and dig real deep into my heart to write this stuff.
It's in my music, and its on my mind all the time.
To spread love, healing peace and joy is my mission in life - and so I speak up.
Because you never know where life is gonna take you, And you can't change where you've been, But today, I have the opportunity to choose.
My body is beautiful and sacred, and I'm going to celebrate it.
Back when I had a little, I thought that I needed a lot.
A little was overrated, but a lot was a little too complicated. See, zero didn't satisfy me. A million didn't make me happy. That's when I learned a lesson that it's all about your perception....THERE'S HOPE. It doesn't cost a thing to smile. You don't have to pay to laugh. Better thank God for that.
You know how people are becoming sexually active way too early because they think it's going to be like it is in the movies. And people are not aware of their bodies in a certain way, because they are afraid to see themselves for who they are because they want to see themselves in someone else's shoes or whatever.
There is one relationship I was in that I learned a lot from.
I learned a lot from the situation about myself and about relationships and about love, about how to relate to people, about forgiveness and the stuff that comes with being in a relationship.
I managed because of my mother. I managed because I'm strong. I managed the same way every other abuse survivor survives, you just do. So many people have been abused, it's not rare, it's a very common human experience, and we survive. Also, my music plays a big role in my thriving. Having an outlet, it really makes a difference.
Make choices that are loving for yourself - with your diet, your relationships, and in speaking your loving truth - that are in alignment with what you want to be doing. When you see that in a person, you are seeing their passion and fulfillment, and that person feels good to you because they feel good to themselves. I know that I feel good and I think that comes across on stage; when I didn't feel good before, I think that came across on stage.
Any time someone is passionate about a cause, it's because they want to heal something inside of themselves.
It seems nobody really talks about what we do with our emotional pain.
Only the ascendant perhaps, who have learned how to fully meditate or do yoga or whatever through their emotional pain.
Eating is not one of the things that I do now to deal with pain, because I don't ever want to do that. But I isolate myself, that's what I do.
The difference between living and feeling alive, is using your fear as fuel to fly.
I do all the things that singer-songwriters do.
I introduce the songs, I have a story to tell about everything all the time - I cannot be on stage and have something on my mind without telling the audience. I'm super emotional and expressive and vulnerable in that moment.
I started dealing with my emotional pain by writing.
I always had been a writer, but just not songs. Saying things on paper that I would never, ever say, and saying things to myself, admitting things to myself, about myself and my personality, just putting it on paper, is how I deal with emotional pain.