Expecting others to love as deeply and fiercely as you will deplete you of your energy and well being.
More often then not they can’t even meet you half way, and that’s okay.
What’s not though is losing bits and pieces of yourself along the way to please someone else or waiting for them to love you how you want to be loved.
Dimming your own light to accommodate someone else will burn it out completely.
Lowering your standards will lower everything.
Hold the space for yourself as you navigate these waters, hold space for them as they are on the brink of the abyss.
You are beautiful and perfect the way you are; flaws and all. Every bit of you deserves to be loved and cherished. If someone else can’t see the beauty within you or at least appreciate it then you be your biggest fan and do it yourself.
I’ve spent countless nights wondering why I wasn’t good enough and why I wasn’t capable of receiving the love I’ve been giving others. One day I had an epiphany: I have literally shown everyone what I say and feel doesn’t matter because I would just go with whatever decision to make them happy. And me? I was okay with second best because its what they wanted. Sometimes even over what I needed.
Often times, people are incapable of loving others because they do not know how to.
They were raised in environment that inhibits the expression of true love. It is rooted in fear and lack.
We need to stand in our power and show the opposite is true. We need to hold space for ourselves when we are faced with opposition in regards to what we deserve and how we want to be treated.
Do not let your unwavering love become hardened by the world. Most people at their core needs to be loved, whether they recognize it or not.
Expecting of others leaves no room to be surprised. You are holding them to something that may not even be in their nature let alone being able to achieve it. Sometimes we do have to evaluate whether or not our expectations are aligned with who we are or are the based off someone else’s ideologies.
Let life live through you. Have fun. Remind yourself that no one is perfect including yourself.