“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.” — Thomas Merton
Love, as an all-encompassing force, entails accepting the person we love with all their flaws, imperfections, and idiosyncrasies. It means embracing their uniqueness and celebrating their individuality.
When we let go of controlling and changing our partner, we provide them with a safe space where they can be vulnerable, where they do not fear judgment or rejection. This acceptance allows them to grow, to evolve, and to nurture their own sense of self.
Choose the way of unconditional love and acceptance. Let go of striving for perfection, but rather, enjoy and cherish the flawesomeness of your relationship.
“When we relax into our relationships,” Dr. Ruth Ann Harpur writes, “allowing them to be messy, sometimes complicated, but ultimately genuine and full of real love, we open ourselves up to a whole new world of possibilities.”
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