It will always be nice to envision a future with her. It only makes sense right now. She was the first to make you feel the raw caress and intimate closeness of love, of friendship and of the new.
You’re the sea, and I’m the land. While you will always be there to brush up against me and wash parts of me off the edge, you’ll never stay. You’ll never commit.
You ruin your future when you refuse to see the possibilities currently in front of you. When you become so transfixed with what went wrong, with how you used to be, that you are suddenly incapable of seeing anything else.
As I reach your hand, I hope those tears in your eyes are not meaning any regret, I hope they are there because you are as happy as I am. I can see myself hugging you tight, darling, while you are whispering thank you.
Remember — you have not felt it all. The world still has so much left for you.
My anxiety is what drives me.
Whatever you are searching for in a friend or a partner, you need to become that person first. Is it generosity? Is it kindness? Is it intelligence? Is it fearlessness? Whatever it is, work on those qualities within yourself.
The following strategies are intended to shake up your approach, challenging you to work and live at a higher and more conscious level.
I see you in all of the people I have loved before you — in bits of their kindness, their regret, their glimmers of silent forgiveness. I see parts of you in myself, in my own insecurities- things one day I hope you will love.
Think of failure as a battle you lost but a war you could still win.. Think of failure as a complicated friend rather than a vile enemy.