I find his words very comforting. When I think of each relationship as permanent it reframes each one in a way that creates more appreciation and more gratitude for what was in those moments.
The next time I look to date I will be looking at each potential date as permanent. I don’t see this kind of permanent as scary. I do, however, see permanent as placing higher value on each date.
I believe permanent can be a beautiful thing. I remember as a kid my parents telling me how tattoo’s are permanent and should be well thought out. Actually they just didn’t want me getting a tattoo. I have one by the way; sorry Mom and Dad.
They are right and it really pertains to everything in life. Everything we do becomes a part of us. It makes us into who we are – each little individual experience all adds up into the summation of me, you and everyone else.
Now don’t go overthinking every little step. Simply appreciate each step. Smell the roses. Get that tattoo. Go on many dates and appreciate every single one!
Slow down so as to enjoy every detail when you’re on the first date and one-millionth date.
Point is to stop and think about your higher needs before jumping into every new relationship – because whatever you both choose, it’s permanent (Hopefully in the best way possible).