"Let yourself be drawn to the strange pull of what you really love. It will not lead you astray."
— Rumi (via grrlyman)
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"There’s a special place in my heart for the ones who were with me at my lowest and still loved me when I wasn’t very loveable."
— Yasmin Mogahed (via psych-facts)
"I’d cut my soul into a million different pieces just to form a constellation to light your way home. I’d write love poems to the parts of yourself you can’t stand. I’d stand in the shadows of your heart and tell you I’m not afraid of your dark."
— Andrea Gibson (via talisman)
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"like love, pain might trigger compassion - if you’re tender with yourself, you can be tender with others. Using wounds as openings to become vulnerable and available (present) to others means staying in your body. Excessive dwelling on your wounds means leaving your body to live in your thoughts, where you re-enact your past hurts, a form of desconocimiento (ignorance) that gives energy to the past, where it’s held ransom."
— Gloria Anzaldua, taken from the zine Ghost Lungs #2 (via queersforfeminism)
"Love is a combination of care, commitment, knowledge, responsibility, respect and trust."
— bell hooks (via noctiluca-scintillans)
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"The truest form of love is how you behave toward someone, not how you feel about them."
— Steve Hall (via fiannamhairi)
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"For years mental health professionals taught people that they could be psychologically healthy without social support, that “unless you love yourself, no one else will love you.”…The truth is, you cannot love yourself unless you have been loved and are loved. The capacity to love cannot be built in isolation"
— Bruce D. Perry, M.D., Ph.D. — “The Boy Who Was Raised As A Dog” (via verthandi)
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