You have to give yourself permission sometimes—permission to fail, permission to fall for the wrong person, permission to be fearless and maybe not have it all figured out
They say your body is a temple, but I’ve never been the religious type.
Be careful not to lose your sense of authenticity when you’re with someone else. Be careful not to lose track of your own personal goals and dreams. Be careful not to lose yourself, in another human being.
Take away our sensitivity and you take away our empathy, our ability to be with others. Take away our sensitivity and a sunset is merely just another sunset. Take away our sensitivity and connection loses its meaning for us.
Stop acting like you are such a screw up. Stop telling yourself that you are unlovable, that you are undeserving of a serious relationship.
This is how you will reclaim yourself. You will rebirth your heart. You will understand how you are the most important thing you need in this moment, in this time, in this space. How you are all you have always needed to survive and thrive.
Be gentle. Gentle with yourself because there is only so much beating your little heart can take.
Before long, the passion wanes, the days and nights stretch on longer, and long silences take the place of laughter.
It’s one thing to be loving to yourself when things are going well and you feel centered and peaceful inside. It’s quite another to love yourself when you feel panicked and freaked out.
I understand how you think that true love is unconditional, it’s about being there for someone else, but you can’t always show up alone.