There was nothing wrong about you. You didn't attract the wrong guys. You lived the love stories that you needed to live, to learn to love yourself more. You learnt that there was more waiting for you, even if you didn't believe so at the time. You learnt that you didn't have to settle for less than you deserve. We don't leave people because we don't love them anymore. We leave them because staying together becomes too painful. We realise that we have outgrown the relationship. In the end, we simply learn to love ourselves more. Life will give you many opportunities to love and love even more. Simply, because you can.- Ruoxiang Chau Analects, to A. Reviewed with the loving eyes of Gabby Gabriel.
Let there be spaces in your togetherness, And let the winds of the heavens dance between you. Love one another but make not a bond of love: Let it rather be a moving sea between the shores of your souls. Fill each other’s cup but drink not from one cup. Give one another of your bread but eat not from the same loaf. Sing and dance together and be joyous, but let each one of you be alone, Even as the strings of a lute are alone though they quiver with the same music. Give your hearts, but not into each other’s keeping. For only the hand of Life can contain your hearts. And stand together, yet not too near together: For the pillars of the temple stand apart, And the oak tree and the cypress grow not in each other’s shadow.- Khalil Gibran
It takes a lot of courage and humility to share your own love stories, your pains and failures in front of an audience, to expose your vulnerability to strangers, but Tracy McMillan’s story is nothing […]
“You don’t develop courage by being happy in your relationships everyday. You develop it by surviving difficult times and challenging adversity.”- Epicurus