“All of our relationships are a reflection of relationship to self. The love without is indicative of the love possessed within. We are all throwing our pain and brokenness at each other. We are all hurting each other, scaring each other, and loving each other to death. So as mindful souls and conscious lovers, we must get serious about our own healing and personal growth. We can make ourselves healthy so we can give the best to those we love, and maybe (if we're lucky) inspire them to do the same. If not, it doesn't matter because we're on the road to wholeness. We still throw our shit around, but at least we do it less, and some days, that just has to be enough...”
“We have all have our pasts. Some parts we're proud of, some we're not. Some we're hoping to experience again with better results, and some we're hoping will never come our way again. When we meet each other, let's put aside judgments of how those pasts defined us then, and if we've grown from those experiences, let's appreciate how they've made us better today by making the most of our present and aspiring for more growth in the future. Appreciate those around you and those you love (or aspire to love) by embracing who they are today. Pray for their future, and sincerely support them in achieving their dreams.”
“To live without experiences of finding love, losing love, pleasure, pain, success, failure, anger, frustration, calm, excitement, confusion, clarity, and so much more, is like reading a book made up of blank pages and expecting it to change your life.”
“Sometimes we see sparks that aren't really there, feel stars aligning without having any proof, see the future before it happens, and then see it slip away without any warning.
These experiences have taught me difficult lessons, especially my experiences with crazy love. The red relationships.
The ones that went from zero to a hundred miles per hour and then hit a brick wall and exploded.
And it was awful. And ridiculous. And desperate. And thrilling. And when the dust settled, it was something I’d never take back. Because there is something to be said for being young and needing someone so badly, you jump in head first without looking. And there’s something to be learned from waiting all day for a train that’s never coming. And there’s something to be proud of about moving on and living in spite of the things that scare you to death.”
“Perfectionism is not about achievement and growth. Perfectionism is not about striving for excellence. Perfectionism is the belief that if we live perfectly, look perfectly and act perfectly, we can avoid the pain of blame, judgment and shame. ”