Until You Can Self-Love

Lovely

mindyummy

Dedicated to Noor, who is simply wonderful to have long talks of love with.

Joy

“If someone loves us but we are trapped by self-hatred, their love will never reach us.” (bell hooks)

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he wants to know her,

but he doesn’t know himself.

he wants to be like her,

but he doesn’t want to be unlike himself.

he wants to be one with her,

but he doesn’t know how to be one with his thoughts.

he wants to trust her,

but he doesn’t trust the One who created her.

he wants to please her,

but he doesn’t want to please the One who created her.

he fantasizes of living in her spiritual world,

but he doesn’t want to leave the material one he’s in.

he wants to commit to her,

but he can’t commit to his own promises.

he wants to love her,

but he doesn’t know how to…

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