"Maybe it’s not about the length of time you’ve known someone; maybe it’s about instant recognition on an unconscious level. Our souls know each other."
"When you are attracted to people, it’s because of the details. Their kindness. Their eyes. The fact that they can get you to laugh when you need it the most."
"I love you without knowing how, or when, or from where. I love you simply, without problems or pride: I love you in this way because I do not know any other way of loving but this, in which there is no I or you, so intimate that your hand upon my chest is my hand, so intimate that when I fall asleep your eyes close."
"I’m in love with your honor, I’m in love with your cheeks."
I wake up each
more of you.
First, it was your
lips, then it was
your hands, now
it is your heart.
Now, it is always
"We fell asleep as lovers do, listening to the raindrops pitter-patter on the old tin roof, hands entwined and souls secretly smiling."
Having generated affectionate and cherishing love for all living beings, if we now contemplate how living beings lack true happiness we shall naturally develop wishing love - the strong wish that all beings experience pure and everlasting happiness. - Geshe Kelsang Gyatso, The New Meditation Handbook
Love Without Need: “I love you. I respect you. I love being with you, spending time with you. But I do not need you for my contentment. You are not responsible for my happiness. You have never been to blame, not will ever be to blame, for my unhappiness. You are already released from the intolerable burden of having to live up to my expectations, of having to change to fit my unending needs, or having to be the one to complete me, for I am already complete as I am. I love you. I respect you. As you are.” - Jeff Foster