Find a woman who makes you feel more alive. She won’t make life perfect, but she’ll make it infinitely more interesting. And then love her with all that’s in you.
—Gayle G. Roper
Awake at dawn with a winged heart and give thanks for another day of loving.
You hate that you feel so deeply, because he never wanted to drink from what you had to offer. Do you not know? Do you not know that any man would be so lucky as to have someone like you? That the stars are envious of your passion and the way your soul burns. Do you not know? That winter has wished that it could be as powerful as you, so that it could cover the whole world in it’s crystal touch.
Spring is in your footsteps, Summer in your laughter, Autumn in your eyes, and your soul cuts into the hearts of those you meet like winter.
Do you not know? That no matter how deep the ocean is, there is life. So love deeply, for in your depths life is found. Do you not know? That some men would lose their lives for a heart like yours. Do you not know? That you should never apologize for the love you overflow, for some have been praying for love their whole life, and you might be the answer.
Do you not know? That you are allowed to love deeply, hurt deeply, laugh deeply, and live deeply. Where else will our roots go? Where else will our adventure find us? Where else can we ever hope to grow, but in the depths of loves.—T.B. LaBerge // Do You Not Know? (via tblaberge)
We don’t read and write poetry because it’s cute. We read and write poetry because we are members of the human race. And the human race is filled with passion. And medicine, law, business, engineering, these are noble pursuits and necessary to sustain life. But poetry, beauty, romance, love, these are what we stay alive for.
—John Keating, Dead Poets Society
When we least expect it, life sets us a challenge to test our courage and willingness to change; In such a moment, there is no point in pretending that nothing has happened or in saying that we are not yet ready. The challenge will not wait. Life does not look back.—Paul Coelho
For what it’s worth: it’s never too late to be whoever you want to be. I hope you live a life you’re proud of, and if you find that you’re not, I hope you have the strength to start over.
—Eric Roth, The Curious Case of Benjamin Button Screenplay
Living with an open heart is all about holding space for ourselves so we can respect who we are, heal and find even more space in our bodies where we can open up even deeper.