When you find your path, you will also find your love story.
People today are consumed by doubts about their relationships: Have I found the right partner? Am I being true to myself? Have I given the best part of myself away? As a result, there is a restless kind of consumer shopping for partners, as if the “right” one can be found by toting up a potential mate’s pluses and minuses until the number of pluses matches some mythical standard. The path to love, however, is never about externals. However good or bad you feel about your relationship, the person you are with at this moment is the “right” person, because he or she is a mirror of who you are inside.
Our culture hasn’t taught us this (as it has failed to teach us so much about spiritual realities). When you struggle with your partner, you are struggling with yourself.
Every fault you see in them touches a denied weakness in yourself. Every conflict you wage is an excuse not to face a conflict within. The path to love therefore clears up a monumental mistake that millions of people make—the mistake that someone “out there” is going to give (or take) something that is not already yours. When you truly find love, you find yourself.
Therefore the path to love isn’t a choice, for all of us must find out who we are.
This is our spiritual destiny. The path can be postponed; you can lose faith in it or even despair that love exists at all. None of that is permanent; only the path is. Doubt reflects the ego, which is bound in time and space; love reflects God, eternal divine essence. The ultimate promise on the path to love is that you will walk in the light of a truth extending beyond any truth your mind presently knows.
Deepak Chopra (via mindofataurus)
I don’t think I agree with this but it’s still a beautiful sentiment
How much more grievous are the consequences of anger than the causes of it.
Marcus Aurelius. (via quotedojo)
Things I (hope I) know: things don’t happen in a vacuum. A senior co-worker always seems to be putting me down. Several ways including: snide comments, back-handed compliments and general disdain. I’m trying to understand why. I always attempt to be nice and friendly. I’m trying to control my anger when she hurts me. I’m trying. Sometimes being an adult really sucks
not sure if this would help
Be assured that Allah fully knows that patience is bitter, so He made it sweet for you with His accompaniment. “Indeed, Allah is with the patient.” [Surat al-Baqarah: 153]
two boys messaged me on a matrimonial site, im so uncomfortable just by the fact that boys messaged me that I’m thinking of deactivating
1.) Deleted off of phone
2.) Removed from all apps (Snapchat, viber, etc.)
3.) Unfollowed on twitter/facebook
4.) “Always Hide” on gchat
5.) Listen to Ella Henderson - Ghost
He allowed himself to be swayed by his conviction that human beings are not born once and for all on the day their mothers give birth to them, but that life obliges them over and over again to give birth to themselves.
Gabriel García Márquez, Love in the Time of Cholera (via fuckyeahexistentialism)