“ I finally understood what true love meant...love meant that you care for another person's happiness more than your own, no matter how painful the choices you face might be. ”
Source: Dear John
I find the best way to love someone is not to change them, but instead, help them reveal the greatest version of themselves.
It's so hard to forget pain, but it's even harder to remember sweetness. We have no scar to show for happiness. We learn so little from peace.
If two equally difficult paths, choose the one more painful in the short term. Choose the path that leaves you more equanimous in the long term
If you are forming relationships to seek happiness and trying to squeeze happiness out of somebody and that person is trying to squeeze happiness out of you, now this is going to be a painful relationship after some time
How people are is their choice. How I am is my choice. No matter what they do, no one can make me angry, happy or unhappy. These privileges I have kept to myself