“While love is common, true love is rare, and I believe that few people are fortunate enough to experience it.The roads of regular love are well traveled and their markers are well understood by many - the mesmerizing attraction, the ideational obsession, the sexual afterglow, the profound self-sacrifice, and the desire to combine DNA. But true love takes its own course through uncharted territory. It knows no fences, eludes modern measurement, and seems scientifically woolly. But I know true love exists. I just can’t prove it.”—The Evolution of Desire - David Buss (submitted by http://infinitysmiles.tumblr.com)
“Ironically, happiness does not come from your outer circumstances. Nor can it be purchased or owned. It isn’t found in any lifestyle, relationship, family or possessions. And yet we all stubbornly continue to search for happines within these places”—Enlightened Feelings
I think that letting you go is hands down the most difficult thing that I have ever had to do. One part of me wants to fight so badly until I have you here next to me, that’s the selfish part of me. The selfish part of me wants you to forgive me and to want to fight for us too. But the other part of me tells me to let you go. The other part of me tells me that I hurt you and that I messed up and that it’s better for you if I just let you go. I know in my heart that we’ll both be alright. I’ve told you already that I believe everything works out just as it’s supposed to. I have tremendous faith in that so I feel a sense of peace. It’s just bittersweet. It’s hard when I think about all the good times that we shared together. I’m going to miss you terribly. But it’s for the best and I’ll accept that. And after a while, it won’t hurt as badly.
The only thing that I want for you is for you to not give up on love. I know that you’re hurt and I know that you’re broken. I know that I broke you. But for your own good, don’t close yourself off. I know that you’ll be scared for a while. Scared of letting someone in, scared of feeling something for someone. Because when you let someone in, you have the potential of getting hurt. Every relationship is different. Every person is different. In order to experience love, you have to take a risk. I would hate more than anything for you to be so scared of taking that risk that you never get to experience love.
Because I refuse to believe that love doesn’t exist. I refuse to believe that no two people are meant to be together. I believe that love is something beautiful and wonderful and something worth taking a chance and fighting for.
“And then I felt sad because I realized that once people are broken in certain ways, they can’t ever be fixed, and this is something nobody ever tells you when you are young and it never fails to surprise you as you grow older as you see the people in your life break one by one. You wonder when your turn is going to be, or if it’s already happened.”—Douglas Coupland (via kari-shma)