Instead of acknowledging that this is the case, we set up unconscious barriers.
Your maladaptive behaviors and your actual personality are not the same thing — and differentiating the two is essential to healing.
It’s not your willingness to take the first steps that will get you the life your dreams, but your willingness to wake up every single day and keep building in the direction of your deepest and most authentic actualization.
They say we accept the love we think we deserve, but we also accept the partners we think deserve us.
Throughout your life, you will look back and realize that there are many people who you used to know who have stayed precisely where they’ve always been.
Life doesn’t get easier, we get stronger.
The truth is that it is unhealthy to ignore our failures, shortcomings and weaknesses. It takes a strong heart, brave mind, and true soul to not only admit that you have them, but be willing to work on them, too.
The truth is that learning to love an imperfect person is also how we learn to love ourselves.
“HIV is just a silly little virus,” Raif Derrazi begins. “It consists of tiny specks of organic matter trying to live just like any other kind of life. That’s it. It’s not good or bad. It doesn’t carry any meaning.
Connection is obstructed, you’re chastised for getting attached, and the sheer availability of an entire sea of dating apps, profiles and potential mates is enough to drive anyone to the edges of their insecurities.