Saturday, February 20, 2010

Romancing the Month of February Part IV: Clarity or Insanity?

We are nearing the end of February which means all this pure mush is about to end soon.  As my second to the last Valentine entry, I have chosen a few of my personal 'quotable quotes' gleaned mostly from years of drama in my own life.  I write them here with the hope that at least someone else would be able to find clarity through these words, through these years of insanity.  As I have said before, sometimes we find the most clarity amidst brokenness, hopelessness and heartache.  And there lies the promise of lasting growth.


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"Not until we heal ourselves of our tendencies to think less of ourselves than who we really are and what we are really capable of, can we truly deeply love and commit.  When we no longer feel a sense of inadequacy about our souls, then that is the time when we can really give of ourselves.  For that's what love and relationships are truly about...not about taking or thinking of what you can get out of the other person, but what you can give of yourself, what contribution you can make."
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"Whether I quit and leave now or ride this out and watch us drift apart, it will hurt.  There is no other way of camouflaging or sugar-coating it.  Losing you is losing you.  That is as plain as it can get."
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"It hurts but I can't fight alone.  And I can't fight for someone who doesn't want to be fought for."
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"We need to be still and allow ourselves to really feel the pain so that in our greater understanding of it, we may be able to think more clearly of how to heal it."
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"I can't waste my time either putting everything on hold for you, or investing every part of me in the dream of us."
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"One of the most unloving things you can do to your self is to make your dream of a future with someone as the premise for your present choices."
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"Letting go is to let go of the hope that once was."
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"When you love, you're changed forever.  Love never leaves you and never lets you be the same person again."
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"Loving is not about the costs, but the hope for a priceless gain."
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"What a wonderful existence this is…to be certain that we are all conscious and active participants in this mysterious tapestry of love!  There is no greater comfort, peace and joy, no better ending to a love story, than in knowing that you were also freely, consciously chosen by the one you chose."

4 comments:

  1. "i choose my choice..." i remember the line, but i don't remember the choice... haha!

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  2. "i choose my choice..." i remember the line, but i don't remember the choice... HAHA!

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  3. "i choose my choice..." i remember the line, but i don't remember the choice... HAHA!

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  4. Beautifully expressed. Your quotes are very insightful.

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