Keep your love on.
If you never truly invest, it is because you subconsciously fear abandonment. Fear and love have opposite agendas, and cannot coexist.
This fear of abandonment is an insecurity that you are not enough. It is in you to cast out your insecurities, no one except you is going to make you fearless.
Love takes courage; courage to be vulnerable, courage to open up, courage that even though it may hurt you gave it your all. Again and again.
“Always recognize that human individuals are ends, and do not use them as means to your end.”
Sometimes love leaves, and it is not anyone’s fault. Real love is freeing, and that level of freedom can be scary.
Do not let pain change you into something you’re not; do not let it close you up.
“Each display of love no matter how seemingly small, is a powerful act of spiritual warfare that removes anxiety from the environment and replaces it with freedom and safety.”
Anxiety shows up in relationships, and that fear tempts you to run away. It takes courage to choose connection in the midst of fear.
You will come across those who do not share the same goal as connection as you, in that moment of angst, “think highly of them rather than protecting yourself from what may feel like rejection.”
More importantly, if no one told you today, you are enough. You are more than enough. You are loved. You are worthy of love.