A thousand half-loves must be forsaken to take one heart home. —Rumi
THE LOVE NOTE
K— I've never felt that you've looked back in our life together. I've always felt that you've been with me the entire time. Even when we've fought or struggled there was never a one-foot-in, one-foot-out feel to it. There have been times we've been ignorant and unskilled but there's never been a time when we haven't been WE. —J
THE GREAT RELATIONSHIP PRINCIPLE
Keeping a place in your heart for old flames, lost loves, unfulfilled dreams, other side of the fence fantasies, comparing the one you're with with others, etc. are all examples of half-loves. Letting all of those go fully and without regret or begrudgement is the prerequisite for the privelage and honor of "taking one heart home" to yourself. There is no half-way jumping across the chasm. In true, real love give it all or get nothing.