I love seeing people in love; so, so in love. If only I am as lucky one day.
Still makes me cry.
“In fact a mature person does not fall in love, he rises in love. The word ’fall’ is not right. Only immature people fall; they stumble and fall down in love. Somehow they were managing and standing. They cannot manage and they cannot stand – they find a woman and they are gone, they find a man and they are gone. They were always ready to fall on the ground and to creep. They don’t have the backbone, the spine; they don’t have that integrity to stand alone.
A mature person has the integrity to be alone. And when a mature person gives love, he gives without any strings attached to it: he simply gives. And when a mature person gives love, he feels grateful that you have accepted his love, not vice versa. He does not expect you to be thankful for it – no, not at all, he does not even need your thanks. He thanks you for accepting his love. And when two mature persons are in love, one of the greatest paradoxes of life happens, one of the most beautiful phenomena: they are together and yet tremendously alone; they are together so much so that they are almost one. But their oneness does not destroy their individuality, in fact, it enhances it: they become more individual.
Two mature persons in love help each other to become more free. There is no politics involved, no diplomacy, no effort to dominate. How can you dominate the person you love? Just think over it. Domination is a sort of hatred, anger, enmity. How can you think of dominating a person you love? You would love to see the person totally free, independent; you will give him more individuality. That’s why I call it the greatest paradox: they are together so much so that they are almost one, but still in that oneness they are individuals. Their individualities are not effaced – they have become more enhanced. The other has enriched them as far as their freedom is concerned.
Immature people falling in love destroy each other’s freedom, create a bondage, make a prison. Mature persons in love help each other to be free; they help each other to destroy all sorts of bondages. And when love flows with freedom there is beauty. When love flows with dependence there is ugliness.” — Osho
One more reblog. I am so gitty over the fact of its relevance. I am so lucky.
College was amazing. I did so many things. I kept moving and changing and growing. Job after job, accomplishment after accomplishment Now, I’ve reached a point where I have a 9-6 at a very well established company, making good money, but I’m not thrilled. I enjoy my job - the job itself - sometimes easy, sometimes challenging - my coworkers, even my boss - all great. But, I want to be absolutely thrilled with life. I want to wake up with that next adventure in work/professional life happily floating above my head as I look at it in excitement. It’s only been 6 months in corporate life, but I’m glad to say, this isn’t what I want for the rest of my life. Things are gonna change. I’ll make sure of it.
Fuck student loans though, if I didn’t have to pay 1k+ a month to loans, I’d be driving a benz and traveling the world. But no complaints, I can actually pay 1k a month so life ain’t that bad.
The last pic
Drake Burnette for Vogue Netherlands July August 2014 by Annemarieke Van Drimmelen
Poet, essayist, literary critic, and 2014 Radcliffe Fellow Meghan O’Rourke on how we grieve, the messiness of mourning, and learning to live with loss – a soul-stirring read.