Learn to love without condition.
Talk without bad intention.
Give without any reason.
And most of all,
care for people without expectation.
This is the meaning and purpose of life.
Today I’ve learned that the power of love is greater than the power of fear.
I’ve learned that there is so much healing when you can can forgive others,
I’ve learned that wounds can heal, hurt fades away.
I can not be who you want me to be;
However, I will let you be who you are.
I can not think the way you want me to think;
However, I will let you think that way.
I can not hate who you want me to hate;
However, I can send you more love.
We are humans playing foolish games.
However I choose to go by my rules.
Being together means not knowing that space where I end and You begin,
Where it becomes the same
Where I am You or
You are Me
When good karma dawns, the wall of doubt is torn down.
After a while you learn the subtle difference
Between holding a hand and chaining a soul,
And you learn that love doesn’t mean leaning
And company doesn’t mean security,
And you begin to learn that kisses aren’t contracts
And presents aren’t promises,
And you begin to accept your defeats
With your head up and your eyes open
With the grace of a woman, not the grief of a child,
And you learn to build all your roads on today,
Because tomorrow’s ground is too uncertain for plans,
And futures have a way of falling down in mid-flight.
After a while you learn
That even sunshine burns if you get too much.
So you plant your own garden and decorate your own soul,
Instead of waiting for someone to bring you flowers.
And you learn that you really can endure…
That you really are strong,
And you really do have worth.
And you learn and learn…
With every goodbye you learn.
Veronica A. Shoffstall
Stuck in the daily grind
My inner voice gets louder
Screaming to be heard
Will someone even listen
This is no life
Need to change direction
Carve a new path forward
Let my soul breathe
I went outside and saw the beautiful moon
Shining so bright amid all the darkness
This is what I seek
For my soul to not feel trapped
To be free to shine amid the darkness
Just because you have the answers within
It doesn’t make the choice easier
Your head and heart are always in conflict
So you listen to your soul
It asks for freedom
It needs the light
So I must finally make my choice
What will I decide
“People think a soul mate is your perfect fit, and that’s what everyone wants. But a true soul mate is a mirror, the person who shows you everything that is holding you back, the person who brings you to your own attention so you can change your life.
A true soul mate is probably the most important person you’ll ever meet, because they tear down your walls and smack you awake. But to live with a soul mate forever? Nah. Too painful. Soul mates, they come into your life just to reveal another layer of yourself to you, and then leave.
A soul mates purpose is to shake you up, tear apart your ego a little bit, show you your obstacles and addictions, break your heart open so new light can get in, make you so desperate and out of control that you have to transform your life, then introduce you to your spiritual master…”
― Elizabeth Gilbert