This beautiful explanation of what it is to be free within the confines of love is both poetic and inspiring of what it means to be in this life, be in relationships, but more importantly not to lose yourself in the glamor of false love.
“Let there be spaces in your togetherness,
And let the winds of the heavens dance between you.
Love one another, but make not a bond of love:
Let it rather be a moving sea between the shores of your souls.
Fill each other’s cup but drink not from one cup.
Give one another of your bread but eat not from the same loaf
Sing and dance together and be joyous, but let each one of you be alone,
Even as the strings of a lute are alone though they quiver with the same music.
Give your hearts, but not into each other’s keeping.
For only the hand of Life can contain your hearts.
And stand together yet not too near together:
For the pillars of the temple stand apart,
And the oak tree and the cypress grow not in each other’s shadow.”
“Beauty is eternity gazing at itself in a mirror.
But you are eternity, and you are the mirror.” Kahlil Gibran
Be grateful, be kind and be gentle with yourself! Self-love