being in love vs. loving someone. Well, how would you finish the following sentence, friends?
You can't be in love until...
I came across this interesting quote recently, and it (naturally...) got me thinking.
You can't really be in love until you can imagine yourself in love.
That's sort of a mind-blowing dichotomy, isn't it? I suppose it's sort of like a self-fulfilling prophecy. Or the mentality of "if you believe it, you can achieve it" (cue cheesy '80s after-school special...). By that logic, then, we are the ones standing in our own way. We are the ones putting up those roadblocks in our minds, convincing ourselves that love is doomed or that it could never, ever work out in the end. We're our own worst enemy when it comes to love. No one else is putting those roadblocks for us. Because, really, whether we want to believe it or not, believing is half the obstacle. If we can just get over that hurdle, then nothing really seems impossible. It's a rather freeing notion, don't you think?
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