That balance between caring deeply, yet seeking to listen rather than change someone’s mind, is a knife’s-edge balance!
It’s an offering. So we worked to do our best and then just watched for the signs to show us where this was supposed to go. The only intention we’ve had is to try to have some healing.
“One should not wish anyone disagreeable conditions of life; but for him who is involved in them by chance, they are touchstones of characters and of the most decisive value to man.”
Reflect upon your present blessings, of which every man has plenty; not on your past misfortunes, of which all men have some.
When you surround yourself with smart people, they challenge you to think harder and in entirely different ways.
“What man actually needs is not a tensionless state but rather the striving and struggling for a worthwhile goal, a freely chosen task. What he needs is not the discharge of tension at any cost but the call of a potential meaning waiting to be fulfilled by him.”
Viktor Frankl, Man’s Search for Meaning
“Awareness is the birthplace of possibility. Everything you want to do, everything you want to be, starts here.”
“Don’t equate your self-worth with how well you do in life. You aren’t what you do. If you are what you do, than when you don’t…you aren’t.”
Once you’ve accepted your flaws no one can use them against you.
George R.R. Martin, A Game of Thrones
You will know when a relationship is right for you. It will enhance your life, not complicate your life.