Before you go falling in love with anyone else,
fall in love with yourself.
I don’t just mean the one in the mirror, I mean the
one with whom you spend your every waking hour.
The one you sit down to eat every meal with,
the one you lay down to sleep with every night.
Before you go searching for your soul mate, seek out
the soul within you who knows no opposites.
How can you give yourself completely, when
you are incomplete?
Before you go seducing another, align yourself
with the allure of your own gaze.
The eyes are a mirror, yet, how do you tell a reflection if you do not know from where you are looking?
Before you go throwing yourself upon
holy altars, throw yourself at the doors of yourself.
Keep knocking until freely there is an opening. How
would you arrive outside if not by a door inside?
Before you go proclaiming vows, promise one to yourself:
To love, so long as you shall live; for richer, for poorer,
in sickness and in health. till death do you part.
Before you go, promise me you’ll never forget, to take this lover out dancing, out dining, out smiling.
That you will treat them well, as a treasure, as a gift;
you may well be the luckiest one on earth to know this.
So before you go, know this,
before you go,