word-of-the-day

Longueur

Noun

[lawng-gur, long-; French lawn-gœr

1. a long and boring passage in a literary work, drama, musical composition, or the like:
    The longueurs in this book make it almost unreadable.

Origin:
1815-25; < French: literally, length

“Patience et longueur de temps Font plus que force ni que rage. Patience and longevity Are worth more than force and rage.”
- Jean de La Fontaine

at some point you have to sit with yourself and learn who you are. you have to take responsibility for the way you’ve been treating yourself and the way you’ve allowed others to break you down. you have to go back to wherever you abandoned your love for self - thinking that someone’s love for you is more important than your own - and pick you back up! you have to ask yourself, “why do I treat others better than I treat my own self?” then you have to accept yourself.. because at the end of the day, the only person who’s forced to deal with the broken pieces of you, is you. don’t fault yourself for any of the past - just accept who you are today. accept your truths, your hurt, and your heart. and finally, you have to love YOU. love every piece of you - and never ever let anyone come in and damage you again. Heal your heart and Protect yourself better.
—  Reyna Biddy
limerence
—  (noun) Psychology | Coined by psychologist Dorothy Tennov, limerence is loosely defined as a compulsive level of infatuation. In this state, the mind emotionally and physically projects romantic thoughts and desires to form or maintain a relationship with a particular person. It’s a sense of lovesickness, portrayed by the latter symptoms: the idealization of another person, extreme shyness or nervousness around the beloved, a fear or rejection, which can drive one to despair, intensely analyzing every word said by the one they crave, experiencing physical symptoms when around this person, such as sweaty palms, heart palpitations and other senses of euphoria when their presence is recognized by the one they desire.

sehnsucht
—  (noun) A German untranslatable wordsehnsucht  is described an intense longing and yearning for something far away and vague, something which is difficult to describe. Similar to the Portuguese word saudadeit describes all facets of life that one finds unfinished or imperfect. This longing is a form of coping with life’s unattainable desires. The profound emotions are usually both positive and negative and are ambiguous. 
One of the most freeing things you can do is recognize who, in your life, has the most power over you - then set them free. let them go so you can reach a point of understanding of what it means to truly “be”. let them go because you deserve emotional peace. let them go because nobody, other than YOU, deserves to be the source of your own well being.
—  Reyna Biddy
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“Whom Shall I Fear” by Chris Tomlin

The LORD is my light and my salvation, whom shall I fear? The LORD is the stronghold of my life, of whom shall I be afraid? - Psalm 27:1