Love takes off the masks that we fear we cannot live without and know we cannot live within.
I use the word “love” here not merely in the personal sense but as a state of being, or a state of grace – not in the infantile American sense of being made happy but in the tough and universal sense of quest and daring and growth.
~ James Baldwin 🦋
To be loved by another is a beautiful thing, however, the love of self is the real deal, permanent, perfect and guaranteed for life. 🦋
The return home to Self is an Odyssey, a journey of love, appreciation and respect.🦋
I think one of the most destructive beliefs we have about relationships is that our partner is responsible for meeting our needs. This belief is not only wrong, it is toxic poison, that destroys most relationships.
To be clear, he or she is not obligated to fulfilling your needs, you are. In turn, you are free from the nonsensical notion that it is your job to fulfill his or her needs.
However, and this is key for a thriving relationship, you are both equally responsible for meeting the needs of your relationship.🦋
Absence fans the fire of true love. 🦋
The compelling reason for almost everything we do or not do is to feel one of our coveted feelings. What are your coveted feelings and what do you usually do to feel them? 🦋
Never give up on ‘being in love’. Never compromise your heart’s desire to love and to be loved deeply.
You weren’t born to settle for crumbs so stop accommodating your fears and start living in love. 🦋