Long-lasting love requires courage. The courage to be vulnerable and to listen non-defensively, even in the heat of conflict. Especially when we are hurt and angry.
It’s not a way to live. It’s not a way to do big things. It’s a way to fail big.
Old souls are sensitive, hyper self-aware, intuitive and, well, experienced. They’ve been through a lot, and that’s what’s made them who they are.
We’re all egotistic, each and every of one us, until we’re slapped repeatedly in the face by this thing called life. It happens again and again because we don’t learn. We blame our circumstances, and we blame each other.
In an ego-based relationship, you will never feel like you are enough, and that’s why you keep taking from each other.
You know the saying ”the world does not revolve around you?” Well some women would disagree; at least their ego’s would because in their heads it does. And the best way to see this is to look at her behavior when she receives the attention she’s looking for and when she doesn’t.
Be honest, you’re not really putting your volunteer work on social media to show people that you care, you’re putting it up there so people can comment and talk about how wonderful you are for spending two hours picking up trash while you were probably miserable the whole time.
You’re fully convinced that your life is so much better than other people’s, that you’re so much more superior than they are because of X, Y and Z. You put other down so much that you convince yourself you’re so great when you’re just ignoring the fact that you’re fucking miserable.
True, unadulterated intimacy will always be the produce of two people communicating heart-to-heart – not ego-to-ego.
It’s never been easier to talk, to distract ourselves, to puff ourselves up.