What’s difficult in life is to stay centered when somebody does or says something that tempts us to close our hearts because their heart was closed. That is hard. But that is also how we grow. We go through those circumstances in order to evolve into people who can hold to our loving center no matter what the world throws us.
written by Marianne Williamson (via thelovelyloner)
It’s funny because I felt like this 20 minutes ago
I’m in love with you because you make me feel safe. It sounds corny and vague. People always talk about feeling safe with someone and you wonder what it even means. I still don’t really know. All I know is that when I’m with you, I feel like I’m clutching a giant thing of pepper spray or reliving a moment of being carried to bed by my parents when I was five years old and fell asleep in front of the television. All day long, I can feel fragile, like a raw nerve, and when I come home to you, it’s like I just put on the thickest winter coat and installed bulletproof windows in my apartment. ‘Honey, I’m home…and no longer terrified.’
Ryan O’Connell, This is Why I’m in Love With You (via larmoyante)
What is more gratifying than to lie next to your partner in your own bed mornings, thoughts just beginning to take shape, sharp-edged early light coming through the window and warming a patch of floor where your shoes are mixed with hers from the night before? What is more fulfilling than waking to your own satisfying life with someone treasured next to you? What more could we ask for and not be ashamed?
written by Jonathan Carroll, The Wooden Sea (via browndresswithwhitedots)
Be very, very careful what you put into that head, because you’ll never, ever get it out.
written by Thomas Cardinal Wolsey (via buttondownsandbackpacks)
(Source: aquaticwonder, via northerntendencies)