the reflection of ourselves

I love this. It is very true. The encouragement of the refining of ones true self is also a key role!! Your true man understands what you truly see for yourself and helps guide you to that better version. I have noticed men get possessive and controlling and it seems to me that Men (masculine) are actually meant to guide their Woman (feminine) but it only works for their true other half. That seemingly is where a lot of abuse in relationships stems from. The two people get the gist of this as they feel it in their soul but as they don’t fit each other correctly wires get crossed and it goes rather wrong! Following the voice within sets you free, your life partner knows this and will forever open his heart to listen to the music it plays.

living beautifully in the mind

“The beginning of love is the will to let those we love be perfectly themselves, the resolution not to twist them to fit our own image. If in loving them we do not love what they are, but only their potential likeness to ourselves, then we do not love them: we only love the reflection of ourselves we find in them”
― Thomas Merton, No Man Is an Island

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