You cannot set yourself on fire to keep someone else warm.
There are some people who you will encounter that will awaken something inside of you. They will light a fire in your chest. They will see you — and I mean, really see you. And you just might love them for it.
But that doesn’t necessarily mean they do or will love you in return, no matter how hard you try, no matter how badly you want them to.
Don’t give so much of yourself to someone who takes you for granted. Don’t be with someone who makes you feel powerless, defeated, heartbroken, or less of a person. Don’t set yourself on fire to keep someone else warm.
Love isn’t supposed to be torturous.
Love shouldn’t be all about heartache, agony, tears, and fighting. It shouldn’t make you feel bad about yourself or doubt yourself.
Love requires hard work, yes, but it shouldn’t be this unbearable, torturous, all-consuming, agonizing thing. Love should be soft and tender. It should make you feel light. It should bring you peace.
Some people you love might not be meant for you.
Passion is…it’s fire. And fire is great, man. But we’re made of water. Water is how we keep living. Water is what we need to survive. My family was my water. I picked water. I’ll pick water every time. And I wanted Daisy to find her water. Because I couldn’t be it.
Daisy and Billy are two people who have an undeniable connection, but that doesn’t necessarily mean they belong together. (Though, to be honest, I ship them.)
Sometimes, there are people who you love who just aren’t meant for you. You can love them and care for them, but at the end of the day, there’s always something missing. Sometimes the love you want might not be the love you deserve.
Who you think is a soulmate might not really be a soulmate.
When you meet a soulmate, you will feel it. You will just know in your whole body and soul that they’re meant to be in your life. You’ll understand one another so deeply and the connection will be unlike any other.
There are some people we mistake as soulmates when really, they’re twin flames. It’s an intense, undeniable, sometimes toxic connection of two halves of the same person. Twin flames are two people who need to grow and learn from one another.
But then there are some people who are simply people you were meant to cross paths with… and that’s it. You can’t change things, you can’t bargain with the Universe, and you can’t force a connection. You can’t convince yourself someone is a soulmate just because you want them to be.
You are your own muse.
I had absolutely no interest in being somebody else’s muse.
I am not a muse.
I am the somebody.
End of fucking story.