#Love - A state where people often confuse being in love with choosing not to be alone. You have to be extremely comfortable with your loneliness in order to love someone truly. 

If you would like to have someone to kill your loneliness or to boost your ego or to rant about your miserable life than it’s a sign that you still don’t know what love is all about as your agenda behind this pure emotion is quite self centered yet you are confused enough to call it love.

A tip for all those reading this. If you can’t be selfless it’s not love. We don’t have to be in someone’s life to make us feel good about ourselves rather our love should make the other person’s life worthwhile. Please stop destroying others by handling them and their emotions badly. 

- TK

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Blank canvases were once intimidating for the artist Shantell Martin (@shantell_martin), whose black-and-white work travels across surfaces from crisp white shirts to refrigerator doors. “I used to worry, ‘what if I make a mistake?’” she says. “Then I realized that it’s all a big mistake. You just have to enjoy it.”

Shantell’s advice for artists who are facing the beginning of a project is simple: “Just follow the pen and hope that the pen knows where it’s going.”

"I’ve already said too much. I’ve already shared too much, and now I want all my secrets back. I hate getting too close to people. I regret having shared so much, for having cared so much, for allowing myself to feel so much."

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Mere dil ke kise kone mei ek masoom sa bacha,

Baron ki dekh kar dunya, bara hone se darta hai.

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In some distant corner of my heart hides an innocent child,

who upon gazing at the grown-up world, fears growing up.

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"You don’t know how deeply you are intertwined with someone until you try to walk away from them."

- m.l. (via splitterherzen)

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It takes time for love to wear off it’s effects on your sanity but once you’re back to the world you realise how dumb was your heart.

On top of that you are amazed by the fact what low of a person you were with.

Eventually it’s an experience and learning is a never ending process.

neoliberalismkills:

Do you ever get into an argument with someone and find yourself unable to speak for a moment because you’re just so blown away by how utterly wrong and ignorant the other person is being and you can’t understand how anyone could actually believe the things they are saying

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"Learn to love solitude, to be more alone with yourselves. The tragedy of today’s young people is that they try to unite on the basis of carrying out noisy and aggressive actions so as not to feel lonely, and this is a sad thing. The individual must learn from childhood to be on his own, for this doesn’t mean to be lonely: it means to not get bored with oneself, because a person who finds himself bored when he is alone, it seems to me, is a person in danger."

- Andrei Tarkovsky on being asked, ‘What would you like to tell young people?’  (via choes)

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You must learn her.

You must know the reason why she is silent. You must trace her weakest spots. You must write to her. You must remind her that you are there. You must know how long it takes for her to give up. You must be there to hold her when she is about to.

You must love her because many have tried and failed. And she wants to know that she is worthy to be loved, that she is worthy to be kept.

And, this is how you keep her.

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