There are two people you’ll meet in your life. One will run a finger down the index of who you are and jump straight to the parts of you that peak their interest. The other will take his or her time reading through every one of your chapters and maybe fold corners of you that inspired them most. You will meet these two people; it is a given. It is the third that you’ll never see coming. That one person who not only finishes your sentences, but keeps the book.
Someday, someone is going to look at you with a light in their eyes you’ve never seen, they’ll look at you like you’re everything they’ve been looking for their entire lives. Wait for it.(via psych-facts)
You can’t find intimacy—you can’t find home—when you’re always hiding behind masks. Intimacy requires a certain level of vulnerability. It requires a certain level of you exposing your fragmented, contradictory self to someone else. You running the risk of having your core self rejected and hurt and misunderstood.Junot Díaz (via redfantasma)
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If you find a woman
with a wild heart
do not try to tame her.
You must adore her
recklessly, the way
she is meant to be loved.
Do not try to quiet her,
for her roars will reach
far and wide.
She has something
important to say.
Help her say it.
Do not get in her way.
She stops for no one.
Do not try to change
the path she has chosen.
Learn also to love the wind
and let it change you.
C.B. Wild-Hearted Woman
Romance is the glamour which turns the dust of everyday life into a golden haze.Elinor Glyn (via quotes-shape-us)
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THE RIGHT RELATIONSHIP DOESN’T REQUIRE SACRIFICE
The right relationship creates synergy, not sacrifice
It adds dynamics to life, it doesn’t demand concessions
It requires that you collaborate, not change who you are.
The reason so few have experienced this is that they look for someone who completes them rather than becoming someone who is so fulfilled they are capable of being a compliment to another.
Most settle for the best they think they can get rather than waiting for the one who is ideal for them. A 50/50 relationship means that the moment either one is distracted, stressed or self-focused the relationship is below 100.
While no one is ever 100%, imagine the result of people in the high 80’s and 90’s paired together - even when one is having a low day the other is likely to have enough to spare without it feeling like work or sacrifice at all. It becomes their pleasure, rather than their responsibility to support their love. These are the kinds of relationships that create a space where both grow even more.
Co-dependence doesn’t transmute into synergy over time, it drains both individuals until the differences become irreconcilable. Those who seek healing, security or growth from the dynamic of a romantic relationship will only drain the person they’re with.
A co-dependent relationship has the potential to provide physical or financial security, but relational and spiritual strength comes from the partnership of two individuals who are secure and fulfilled even when they’re on their own.
Graham R White