"Love is risk. Love is letting someone close enough to hurt you, because that’s how (s)he can be close enough to love you. Love is being vulnerable by showing your needs, weaknesses and hurts, while also celebrating together in every victory, blessing and strength. Love is letting intimacy grow in the same measure as the mutual trust, and letting that process at certain point be protected by the wings of covenant. And as my favorite poet says: “Love is the constant rotation of vulnerability, because no one can be strong forever.” It’s better to have a heart full of healed scars as a reminder of the brave choices you took to open up, than a heart cold and untouched behind thick walls of self-protection. Love is risk. But those willing to take the greatest risks are often the ones who find the biggest treasures."
"Don’t be afraid to be confused. Try to remain permanently confused. Anything is possible. Stay open, forever, so open it hurts, and then open up some more, until the day you die, world without end, amen."
George Saunders (via the-healing-nest)
I miss you.
I don’t want to do this.
But I know it’s the best for the both of us. But I love you and this hurts.
Sleeping without you last night was almost an impossible task.
It’s really over this time and it breaks my heart.
It feels like you ripped out a piece of heart. It fucking hurts.
Later that night
I held an atlas in my lap
ran my fingers across the whole world
where does it hurt?
Warsan Shire (via loveyourchaos)
"Until we have met the monsters in ourselves, we keep trying to slay them in the outer world. And we find that we cannot. For all darkness in the world stems from darkness in the heart. And it is there that we must do our work."
Marianne Williamson (via creatingaquietmind)
"Because you can’t be this afraid of losing everything
if you don’t love everything first
because you have to have a soul-crushing hope
that things will get better
to be this afraid of missing it."
Catalino Ferro, “Anxiety Group” (via larmoyante)
"One year, you are perfectly comfortable in a crowd, on a train, swimming in the ocean, walking under an open sky. One scar later, everything about crowds, trains, oceans, or skies is forever changed."
Patrick Edwards-Daugherty (via the-healing-nest)
"I just wanna go on more adventures. Be around good energy. Connect with people. Learn new things. Grow."
Kid Cudi (via thelovelyloner)
“There are only two things that can stop you. Your own mind and your own body. Some might argue that there’s a third and say your heart as well. But if you’ve been on my channel long enough, you already know that even with the heart, it’s still less than three…” -Ryan Niga from here