"If somebody treats you with unkindness, it’s likely they have endured similar treatment in the past from others, and are only repeating unconscious patterns in search of a love they cannot find. They will continue to repeat until they wake up from their nightmare of projection, and truly see who you are, who they are, who we all are.
An excuse? No.
A way to begin to find compassion for them, to stop taking their behaviour so personally and so seriously, to begin to break the cycle of violence? Perhaps. And that ‘perhaps’ is everything when it comes to loving each other."
— Jeff Foster (via unconditionedconsciousness)
"I believe pain breeds wolves
and joys give rise to moons.
We grow forests in our bones
so our memories can’t find us.
I believe we hide and haunt ourselves."
— Pavana (via thatkindofwoman)
(Source: maza-dohta, via thatkindofwoman)
"The greatest gift you can give someone is the space to be his or herself, without the threat of you leaving."
— Kai, Lessons in Life #39 (via thatkindofwoman)
(Source: psych-facts, via thatkindofwoman)