An affair is a lot of things, but what it’s not is the end of the world. An affair is a beginning, an opening. It’s a crack of possibility even when it feels like dying.
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If you let your relationship with your lover run on autopilot for too long, the relationship will change, and before you know it, you aren’t lovers.
You are worthy of your own devotion. If you aren’t expression that devotion you are ignoring the Divine, who resides in you.
If you find yourself getting sidetracked worrying about how it’s all going to work, and frustrated waiting, the problem might be something you haven’t considered before. Maybe you don’t want it badly enough to be under the spell of the desire.
He touched her tenderly, and in that moment he wondered if he’d touched her that way more often if they’d be where they were today. It was a question that would haunt him every day for seven years.
There’s no such thing as too much early gratitude.
Rumi says, “The wound is the place where the light enters you.”
I say it’s also where the light shines out.
You’ve got to get your head and your energy in the game. Your life is your creation. You can give it as much time as you would a sitcom everyday, and if you choose not to, pack for a long journey, because you’ll be at sea for awhile.
Do I need to grow or go? If there is growing to do, get on it. If not, get going. Life is too short to bet your happiness on someone else’s ability or desire to change.
Every single thing you do either makes you stronger or weaker. Weakness has consequences. Strength is very, very attractive.