“for your infinite sensitivity.
Hoping you never let anyone
turn your qualities into faults”
– Tariq Ramadan
“I hold this to be the highest task for a bond between two people: that each protects the solitude of the other.” – Rainer Maria Rilke
“Ultimately, the question was about the nature of the dunya as a place of fleeting moments and temporary attachments. As a place where people are with you today, and leave or die tomorrow. But this reality hurts our very being because it goes against our nature. We, as humans, are made to seek, love, and strive for what is perfect and what is permanent. We are made to seek what’s eternal. We seek this because we were not made for this life. Our first and true home was Paradise: a land that is both perfect and eternal. So the yearning for that type of life is a part of our being. The problem is that we try to find that here. And so we create ageless creams and cosmetic surgery in a desperate attempt to hold on—in an attempt to mold this world into what it is not, and will never be.” – Yasmin Mogahed
There will be some friends who will leave your side in the moments you need someone the most. Let them go. There will be a few friends that will always be by your side, love them.
But the best of friends are the ones who know when to be there and when to give you time on your own. Those are the ones you cherish.
We think we’re not good enough alone: we avoid seeking happiness and delay working on ourselves hoping love will solve these internal conflicts. But in a relationship, who you are is revealed not concealed. And if you are not ready to work and be at peace with yourself; love shatters.