"I think we grow up thinking the only love that counts as true love is the kind that lasts forever or is fully realized. When you have a broken heart, the first thing a stranger will ask is ‘how long were you two together?’ As if your pain can be determined by how long you were with someone. Or if you were with them at all. I don’t think that’s how it works. I think unrequited love is just as valid as any other kind. It’s just as crushing and just as thrilling. No matter what happens in this situation, I want you to remember that what you are doing is selfless and beautiful and kind. You are loving someone purely because you love them, not because you think you’ll ever have your affections reciprocated. You are admiring something for its beauty, without needing to own it. Feel good about being the kind of person who loves selflessly. I think someday you’ll find someone who loves you in that exact same way."
What do you crave? How do you want to feel? When you peel back the layers of what you think you should be doing, what is it that you really want to be doing? And when were you going to revisit those things? Tiny time fillers and lists and details. Do they ultimately matter? Why is it that so many of us must become sick or shattered by a larger, unforseen event before we even consider what we truly, individually need on a deeper level?
Plunge into yourself and listen to your cravings. They're alive. And so are you.
- Victoria Erickson
“Know well what leads you forward and what holds you back, and choose the path that leads to wisdom.”
"Each of us who dares to reach in and pull out what is truly ourselves brings a new way of seeing into the world. You may not be saying something that multitudes before you haven't said, but the way you say it, the particular spin you put on it, colored and tempered by by your own unique life experience, allows some to hear it for the first time."
– Hal Zina Bennett
"...Don't interpret your life or you will find that something is missing. Nothing is missing. Your interpretations for or against is the illusion you are here to break through. Accept your life as it is. Then, every belief that does not honor you or does not honor others will fall away because there is nothing to support it. Into the empty space you make in your heart by your refusal to judge, love's presence flows. Now your companion has arrived."
Purely Profound you