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"I conceal myself. I have constructed a style, a manner, affable, gay, charming and within this I am hidden. You know this. You understand the core of it and yet you won’t let go. You are patient; painfully patient and understanding. You make me give myself to the present moment. I take what comes. It’s strange but with you I feel relaxed. Most people make me feel strained and tense. I do not mind anything when you are near. I don’t mind the heaviness of this world, or the lightness, or the people’s various misconceptions, or pride and pretentious social life. I don’t mind my moments of weakness, the irretrievable innocence of my youth, the hypnotic glow of the many unexplored meanings I have not yet understood. That seems fantastic to me. It is some divine prank which yet hides such truthfulness, such magic. It is not an exaggeration: You make me come alive."

— Anaïs Nin, The Diary Of Anaïs Nin Volume I 1931-1934 (via violentwavesofemotion)

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"There is a magic to intimacy, a world built of sighs and skin that is thicker than brick, stronger than iron. There is only you, and him, so impossibly close that nothing can come between. Not the enemy, not your allies. In this safe haven, in this hallowed place and time, I could even ask the questions whose answers I feared."

— Jodi Picoult, The Storyteller (via quotes-shape-us)

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"Later they lay down next to each other in the wide bed. He observed her. She was lying on her back, her head pressed into the pillow, her chin slightly lifted and her eyes fixed on the ceiling. In the characteristic tension of her body (she always reminded him of a taut string, and he had once told her that she had the soul of a violin) he suddenly glimpsed the whole essence of her being. Yes, it happened now and again (these were miraculous moments) : a single motion or gesture of hers would suddenly reveal to him the entire history of her body and soul. These were moments of a kind of absolute clairvoyance and absolute pathos."

— Milan Kundera, The Farewell Party (via violentwavesofemotion)

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"I live with pain that is like a wound; if you touch me, you will
do me irreparable harm. Your caresses enfold me, like climbing vines on melancholy walls."

— Pablo Neruda, Falling Objects (via violentwavesofemotion)

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Get Intimate with Your Emotions

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'If you want more joy, get as intimate as possible with all of your emotions, illuminating and honoring the basic energy of each one. There is a kind of joy that sooner or later emerges from such exploration, the joy of simply being present at the heart of whatever we are feeling. Such joy weeps as easily as it celebrates; its loss of face only deepens its presence.’

- Robert Augustus Masters, Emotional Intimacy: A Comprehensive Guide for Connecting with the Power of Your Emotions.

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In the Christian mythology, I love that Mary Magdalene was the first one to see Jesus on the road. That’s interesting to me. It wasn’t his mother, it wasn’t any of the male disciples. It was the one who so loved him. And I think the meaning here is that there’s a deep meaning in the romantic consciousness. It wasn’t just that Jesus appeared to Magdalene, it was that Magdalene had the eyes to SEE him. The level of which she loved him and so adored him made it possible for her to see his resurrected body.

And I think that’s what deep love does. It says: I’m able to see the beauty in you even when you have made a mistake today. I’m able to see what you’re capable of and focus on what I know your dreams to be and to share those dreams with you and to support you, even on the days when you fall flat on your face and they don’t want you for the job and they’re not going to give you the promotion. I want to be the person today who still believes in your strength even though you spent the entire day around people who concentrated on your inadequacies. THAT to me is love.

That is a spiritual, mental, emotional, personal strength that I’ve developed in myself to REFUSE to see you as other people might have chosen to see you today. That’s commitment to me. That’s what the commitment is. Otherwise, what am I doing? I’m waiting to see whether you strike me as good enough today. And what? I’m going to take my cues from how other people have perceived you today? Heck no.

To me, that’s the sanctuary of love. That’s the sanctuary of intimacy. That in THIS place, you’re seen in your glory. In this place, you’re seen in your potential at all times even when you haven’t actualized it on any given day.

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— Marianne Williamson (via mindofataurus)

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"Take up more space as a woman. Take up more time. Take your time. You are taught to hide, censor, move about without messing up decorum for a man’s comfort. Whether it’s said or not, you’re taught balance. Forget that. Displease. Disappoint. Destroy. Be loud, be righteous, be messy. Do not see yourself like glass. Like you could get dirty and clean. You are flesh. You are not constant. You change. Society teaches women to maintain balance and that robs us of our volatility. Our mercurial hearts. Calm and chaos. Love only when needed; preserve otherwise."

Mehreen Kasana, from A Woman of War (via fantasyparade, padaviya). Source: pbnpineapples.

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"Let us pray.
For your blessed bones.
For your sacred hands.
May you learn to love what is holy in you.
May you learn to love what is not."

— Caitlyn Siehl (via fairytaleandmandolin)

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PLOMP @ Artereal Gallery Louise Zhang

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