I’ve tried to keep people in my life that have dismissed my feelings, used me and/or hurt me after I’ve let my walls down for them and I’ve stayed bc I had hope and I missed how they were and made me feel, and I do not recommend it to anyone. It’s okay to let people go once they make you feel more bad than good, they ain’t going back to what they were bc they have showed their true selves and it’s up to you to cut that off.
““I must say a word about fear. It is life’s only true opponent. Only fear can defeat life. It is a clever, treacherous adversary, how well I know. It has no decency, respects no law or convention, shows no mercy. It goes for your weakest spot, which it finds with unnerving ease. It begins in your mind, always … so you must fight hard to express it. You must fight hard to shine the light of words upon it. Because if you don’t, if your fear becomes a wordless darkness that you avoid, perhaps even manage to forget, you open yourself to further attacks of fear because you never truly fought the opponent who defeated you.””
— (via purplebuddhaquotes)