Being present brings the risk of absence

“Of course I’ll hurt you. Of course you’ll hurt me. Of course we will hurt each other. But this is the very condition of existence. To become spring, means accepting the risk of winter. To become presence, means accepting the risk of absence.”
― Antoine de Saint-Exupéry, The Little Prince

Creative Commons license courtesy qthomasbower

Creative Commons license courtesy qthomasbower

Just as any coin has two sides, and each magnet two poles, that which attracts us can repel us when we don’t see it.

However, it’s the nature of everything to not last forever.

We breathe in and we breathe out. We hold on and we let go. Grasping too tightly doesn’t actually help us hold on.

Instead, just accept things as they are, and be happy for what you can.

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