Love Inspired



a blog inspired by love.
..... compiled by Eyoälha a romantic and lover of love ....

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

— 1 week ago with 1 note
"The best way I can love you is by not losing myself in you, but growing with you."
Navin E. (via jamstains)

(Source: wordswritteninsilence, via jamstains)

— 1 week ago with 48755 notes

New York
November 10, 1958

Dear Thom:

We had your letter this morning. I will answer it from my point of view and of course Elaine will from hers.

First — if you are in love — that’s a good thing — that’s about the best thing that can happen to anyone. Don’t let anyone make it small or light to you.

Second — There are several kinds of love. One is a selfish, mean, grasping, egotistical thing which uses love for self-importance. This is the ugly and crippling kind. The other is an outpouring of everything good in you — of kindness and consideration and respect — not only the social respect of manners but the greater respect which is recognition of another person as unique and valuable. The first kind can make you sick and small and weak but the second can release in you strength, and courage and goodness and even wisdom you didn’t know you had.

You say this is not puppy love. If you feel so deeply — of course it isn’t puppy love.

But I don’t think you were asking me what you feel. You know better than anyone. What you wanted me to help you with is what to do about it — and that I can tell you.

Glory in it for one thing and be very glad and grateful for it.

The object of love is the best and most beautiful. Try to live up to it.

If you love someone — there is no possible harm in saying so — only you must remember that some people are very shy and sometimes the saying must take that shyness into consideration.

Girls have a way of knowing or feeling what you feel, but they usually like to hear it also.

It sometimes happens that what you feel is not returned for one reason or another — but that does not make your feeling less valuable and good.

Lastly, I know your feeling because I have it and I’m glad you have it.

We will be glad to meet Susan. She will be very welcome. But Elaine will make all such arrangements because that is her province and she will be very glad to. She knows about love too and maybe she can give you more help than I can.

And don’t worry about losing. If it is right, it happens — The main thing is not to hurry. Nothing good gets away.

Love,

Fa

http://www.brainpickings.org/index.php/2012/01/12/john-steinbeck-on-love-1958/

— 2 weeks ago
"

“I want to see you.

Know your voice.

Recognize you when you
first come ‘round the corner.

Sense your scent when I come
into a room you’ve just left.

Know the lift of your heel,
the glide of your foot.

Become familiar with the way
you purse your lips
then let them part,
just the slightest bit,
when I lean in to your space
and kiss you.

I want to know the joy
of how you whisper
“more”


― Rumi

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— 2 weeks ago
"It was love at first sight, at last sight, at ever and ever sight."
Vladimir NabokovLolita (via feellng)

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— 1 month ago with 1640 notes
"Before you left, you held my hand
gently, briefly, and I could feel
everything I love about you
in your hand. I could feel all of you."
Iviva Olenick (via larmoyante)

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— 1 month ago with 4930 notes
"Loving someone is a process. Whether that’s God, or that’s another sticky human, it’s a process. The movies will say it’s something different but— no matter how instant that first draw to someone is— love is a building process. It’s doors unlocking. It’s windows breaking. It’s the discovery of new rooms inside of yourself. It’s the dark. And it’s the light. And it’s dark and light all scrambled into one. At the root of it, it’s a slow, trusting, building process that starts with letting someone in."
Hannah Brencher, this blog post (via pureblyss)

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— 1 month ago with 2300 notes