“The greatest gift you can give someone is the space to be his or herself, without the threat of you leaving.”—
I am a compulsive liar.
“The path isn’t a straight line; it’s a spiral. You continually come back to things you thought you understood and see deeper truths.”— Barry H. Gillespie (via onlinecounsellingcollege)
So when people leave, I’ve learned the secret: let them. Because, most of the time, they have to.
Let them walk away and go places. Let them have adventures in the wild without you. Let them travel the world and explore life beyond a horizon that you exist in. And know, deep down, that heroes aren’t qualified by their capacity to stay but by their decision to return.” — The Staying Philosophy (Everyday Isa)