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Be Honest

It doesn’t interest me who you know or how you came to be here. I want to see if you will stand in the center of the fire with me and not shrink back. It doesn’t interest me where or with whom you have studied. I want to know what sustains you when all else falls away. I want to see if you can be alone and genuinely interested in the company you keep in the empty moments.

It doesn’t interest me what you do for a living. I want to know what you ache for and if you dare to dream of meeting your heart’s longing. It doesn’t interest me how old you are. I want to know if you will risk looking like a fool for love, your dream, for the adventure of being alive. It doesn’t interest me what planets are squaring your moon. I want to know if you have touched the dirt πŸ™Œ center of your sorrow if you have been opened by life center of your own sorrow, if you have been opened by life’s

Betrayals or have become shriveled and closed from fear of further pain! I want to know if you can sit with pain, mine or your own, without moving to hide it, fade it, or fix it; I want to see if you can be with joy, mine or your own; if you can dance with wildness and let the ecstasy fill you to the tips of your fingers and toes without cautioning us to be careful, be realistic, or remember the limitations of being human. It doesn’t interest me if the story you tell me is true. I want to know if you can disappoint another to be true to yourself, if you can bear the accusation of betrayal and not betray your soul. I want to see if you can be faithful and, therefore, trustworthy. I want to know if you can see beauty even when it’s not pretty every day and if you can source your life on the edge of the lake and shout to the silver of the moon. It doesn’t interest me where you live or how much money you have. I want to know you can get up after a night of grief and despair. Weary and bruised to the bone, and do what needs to be done for the chidren

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Live in our moment ✨✨

Conceivably you will never get back to the person you used to be.βœ¨πŸ™Œ

But maybe that is okay. Perhaps that is something to celebrate, something to embrace because who you were is a version of yourself that existed in the past. A version of yourself that didn’t go through the heartbreak or the hardship; a version of yourself that did not have to navigate all of how life was trying to weather it. Who you were is a version of yourself that didn’t have to fight their way out of the dark, that didn’t have to deal with the things that caused a change to crack within the soul of you, and those things transform a human being.πŸ™Œ

Maybe you will never be reintroduced to that version of yourself. Maybe you will never get back to who you were. Maybe that version of yourself has evolved, has grown, into who you were meant to be at this moment in time. Maybe you have to lay down that expectation, maybe you have to release that comparison, and instead, maybe you have to trust in the lessons, and the ways in which the world has asked you to stretch towards your becoming. Maybe you have to stop looking backwards.πŸ™Œ

Molting is the process by which a snake routinely casts off its skin to facilitate new growth, and sometimes life forces you to do the same. Sometimes, life challenges you to shed relationships, and ideals, and the old versions of yourself that no longer serve you. So when you feel like you are not the same person, when you feel like you have unraveled, like you have evolved into someone you do not recognize, maybe that is something to honor. You have transitioned, you have transformed, and life will ask you to do so time and time again as you journey through it. Do not fear your evolution. Claim it.πŸ™ŒπŸ™ŒπŸ™ŒπŸ™Œ

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Endless Love πŸ’•

If you could see yourself through my eyes, you would know how much I love you; in my eyes and heart, you are my clear blue sky, my infinite dream, and my most significant source of happiness. For that reason I have never stopped thinking about how deep, beautiful, endless, and unequaled our love is.πŸ’•πŸ’•

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Giving πŸ’•

I think a lot of people don’t understand what real romance is. Anyone can buy flowers, candy, and jewelry; there’s no love in that. The truly romantic things in life are those little things you do daily to show you care and that you’re thinking of them. It’s going out of your way to make them happy. The way you hold her hand when you know she’s scared, or you save the last piece of cake for him. The random text in the middle of the day to say “I love you” or “I miss you.” The way he stops to kiss you when he passes by. It’s dedicating her favorite song to her, letting her eat your fries; telling her she’s beautiful, even when she’s in her sweats; with her hair in a ponytail and no makeup. It’s putting your favorite show on pause so she can tell you about her day and laugh at his jokes, even the lame ones. It’s slow dancing in the kitchen and kissing in the rain. Romance isn’t about buying; it’s about giving. True romance is in the gestures.πŸ’•πŸ’•