“The purpose of a relationship is not to have another who might complete you, but to have another with whom you might share your completeness.” -Neale Donald Walsch
Another video made by Prince Ea is making its way around the internet regarding relationships, and he makes some great points that resonated with me. One of the main ones being the fact that you have to love yourself, before you can love anybody else.
“You must love in such a way that the person you love feels free.” – Thich Nhat Hanh
A lot of the time, I see many say “it’s good to be in a relationship,” or watch them continuously search for Mr or Mrs right because they feel lonely, or incomplete. I believe that if you are looking to fill a void via a relationship, you’re just asking for trouble. Sure, a relationship may provide you temporary happiness, but eventually, that empty feeling inside of you can only be filled by yourself. If we are to love, we should love when we are ready, not because we feel alone.
“You have been living with yourself for 20, 30, 40, 50 plus years and in all that time you have still yet to figure out how to be content, patient, happy, alone…. How are you going to create an environment that another human being can be happy in? You can’t do it, no matter how hard you try you’ll end up blaming your partner for everything that goes wrong instead of realizing your feelings of happiness and sadness happen because of you, because of how you have decided to interpret things….See most people don’t love their partners, what they love is how their partners make them feel, once their partner stops making them feel a certain way, they leave them. Marry yourself before you want to marry someone else.” – Prince Ea
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