"When sex isn’t magical, then sex shouldn’t happen. And when it is magical, its power shouldn’t be underestimated. The energy exchange between two people making love is far more significant than rationalists think. That is why we can become so deeply vulnerable to someone once sex has taken place. The question is whether someone has the personality structure to contain the power of last night’s behavior, the morning after and the morning after that. This where women often start getting overactive and men start wimping out. All of this is why, without some kind of commitment to the larger relationship, making love can be so emotionally risky."
"Not all toxic people are cruel and uncaring. Some of them love us dearly. Many of them have good intentions. Most are toxic to our being simply because their needs and way of existing in the world force us to compromise ourselves and our happiness. They aren’t inherently bad people, but they aren’t the right people for us. And as hard as it is, we have to let them go. Life is hard enough without being around people who bring you down, and as much as you care, you can’t destroy yourself for the sake of someone else. You have to make your wellbeing a priority. Whether that means breaking up with someone you care about, loving a family member from a distance, letting go of a friend, or removing yourself from a situation that feels painful — you have every right to leave and create a safer space for yourself."
And, I ask you all- what are we?
We belong no where; yet, every where.
We are nothing; yet, we are every thing.
We go no where in reality; yet, our travels take us to all places at once.
We care nothing about anything; yet, we struggle and worry of all things.
We love no one in the grand jest of things; yet, we long to conquer all things.
We feel no love from anyone ever; yet, again we long to be loved by everyone.
We have no comprehension of giving; yet, we ask for every thing.
We share nothing; yet, we take all.
We see nothing; yet, claim to understand and know all.
We know nothing; yet, seek knowledge to all things.
We seek answers; yet, ask the wrong questions.
We process nothing in reality; yet, because of that our minds and understanding is skewed.
We pretend to be peaceful; yet, we seek and enact war all around us.
We put our right hand out to do good deeds; yet, our left hand commits evil.
We pretend to know God; yet, we only know God when we fail, are sick, lost, confused, and in need.
We rejoice in silly man made holidays; yet, celebrate nothing of the real treasures in life.
We pretend to be higher than animals on the chain of existence; yet, we act more animalistic than most beasts.
We say we care; yet, our own personal agenda is only pushed.
We say we hear; yet, we never listen and only speak.
We have maps in life and have claimed to know our way; yet, every single day we are lost with dismay.
We seek glory and titles for our very name; yet, pretend to be humble feeling no shame.
We say we love one another; yet, turn our backs on all who ail, are in need, and even our own very seed.
We are nothing at all; yet, all things in the grand scheme of earthly baggage that usually ends in a terrible sting.
Now I ask you all? “What are we, what are we really?”
Tana Rocs Lindley