"Be there for others but never leave yourself behind."
Dodinsky (via jnc-ink)
"I said I would go to hell for you, but I didn’t expect you to leave me there."
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"why is it always the woman who has to see past the beast in the man? why does she always have to clean his wounds, even after he has damaged her beyond repair? why is it always the man who is worthy of forgiveness for being a monster?
I want to see the beast in the beauty.
the half smile, half snarl. the unapologetic anger. I would like to see the man forgive the monster. to see her, blood and all, and love her anyway."
"The capacity to be alone is the capacity to love. It may look paradoxical to you, but it’s not. It is an existential truth: only those people who are capable of being alone are capable of love, of sharing, of going into the deepest core of another person—without possessing the other, without becoming dependent on the other, without reducing the other to a thing, and without becoming addicted to the other. They allow the other absolute freedom, because they know that if the other leaves, they will be as happy as they are now. Their happiness cannot be taken by the other, because it is not given by the other."
Osho (via psych-facts)
"Just as you wash your hands before eating, clear your mind before engaging with the world."
Mooji (via jnc-ink)
"I feel unspeakably lonely. And I feel - drained. It is a blank state of mind and soul I cannot describe to you as I think it would not make any difference. Also it is a very private feeling I have - that of melting into a perpetual nervous breakdown. I am often questioning myself what I further want to do, who I further wish to be; which parts of me, exactly, are still functioning properly. No answers, darling. At all."
Anne Sexton, A Self-Portrait In Letters (via girl-human)
""They found the biggest tortoise in the world in South America today,”
you said, massaging the tender knot at the back of my neck with one hand
removing your boots with the other.
“They had to get a lorry or something to remove it, imagine that.”
I said nothing, thinking of all of the things you understand
and all of the things you don’t
like how I will love you forever
but probably from afar and
not in the way you want
and how you’ll find somebody new to be with. It’s only fair.
Maybe he or she will have tightness in the neck
a passion for useless facts
the power to stick around
and really, I miss you already."
'the biggest tortoise in the world'
Yrsa Daley-Ward, ‘bone.’
now available at amazon.com(via thiswillnotlast)
"I remember your eyes: fifty attack dogs on a single leash."
"Your mother did not raise you with a wolf in your chest so you could howl over losing a man."
read this on here today and i haven’t stopped thinking about this quote since (via pluiedem)
"Everything that happens once can never happen again. But everything that happens twice will surely happen a third time."
Paulo Coelho, The Alchemist (via thatkindofwoman)
"The is a lion in my living room. I feed it raw meat
so it does not hurt me. It is a strange thing
to nourish what could kill you
in the hopes it does not kill you.
We have lived like this, it and I, for so many years.
Sometimes it feels like we have always lived like this.
Sometimes I think I have always been like this."