real love moves freely in both directions

You cannot convince people to love you. This is an absolute rule. No one will ever give you love because you want him or her to give it. Real love moves freely in both directions. Don’t waste your time on anything else.
—  Cheryl Strayed, Tiny Beautiful Things: Advice on Love and Life from Dear Sugar
You cannot convince people to love you. This is an absolute rule. No one will ever give you love because you want him or her to give it. Real love moves freely in both directions. Don’t waste your time on anything else.
—  Cheryl Strayed, Tiny Beautiful Things: Advice on Love and Life from Dear Sugar

anonymous asked:

I'm drained, but I keep pulling through. I know it'll be okay as long as I'm brave. I'm having to let him go even if I love him. Struggling with controlling parents. Complicated friendships. Ready to be free. I just want adventure, danger, and love.

“I survived because the fire inside me burned brighter than the fire around me.” — Joshua Graham

“Make sure you don’t start seeing yourself through the eyes of those who don’t value you. Know your worth even if they don’t.”
— Thema Davis

“I will walk by myself
and cure myself
in the sunshine and the wind.”
— Charles Reznikoff, “Autobiography: New York”

“Finding your passion isn’t just about careers and money. It’s about finding your authentic self. The one you’ve buried beneath other people’s needs.”
— Kristin Hannah, Distant Shores

“You cannot convince people to love you. This is an absolute rule. No one will ever give you love because you want him or her to give it. Real love moves freely in both directions. Don’t waste your time on anything else.”
— Cheryl Strayed, Tiny Beautiful Things

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You cannot convince people to love you. This is an absolute rule. No one will ever give you love because you want him or her to give it. Real love moves freely in both directions. Don’t waste your time on anything else.
—  Cheryl Strayed