You say that you love rain, but you open your umbrella when it rains. You say that you love the sun, but you find a shadow spot when the sun shines. You say that you love the wind, but you close your windows when the wind blows. This is why I am afraid, you say that you love me too.
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I’m still struggling with it overall, but ultimately I know I’d rather be known as the humorless bitch who takes life too seriously, than have to live with myself as a person too afraid to face the scary shit.
— Myself (posting here more for myself, as a reminder.)
002. Sometimes when I sleep somewhere else that it’s not my bed, and I wake up in the middle of the night, I freak out a lot, especially if the room is really dark and I can’t see anything.
i did this the other night.
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“I realize that if I wait until I am no longer afraid to write, act, speak, be, I’ll be sending messages on a ouija board, cryptic complaints from the other side”
- Audre Lorde
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There are two basic motivating forces: fear and love. When we are afraid, we pull back from life. When we are in love, we open to all that life has to offer with passion, excitement, and acceptance. We need to learn to love ourselves first, in all our glory and our imperfections. If we cannot love ourselves, we cannot fully open to our ability to love others or our potential to create. Evolution and all hopes for a better world rest in the fearlessness and open-hearted vision of people who embrace life.
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