One of my favorite quotes by a lady who personified depth and could put her thoughts into words like no other:“I shut my eyes and all the world drops dead; I lift my eyes and all is born again.”
So simple, yet so much punch in a few words.
"People are often unreasonable, illogical and self-centered; Forgive them anyway.
If you are kind, people may accuse you of selfish, ulterior motives; Be kind anyway.
If you are successful, you will win some false friends and some true enemies; succeed anyway.
If you are honest...
all the time, in exactly the same way, from moment to moment. It is an impossibility. It is even a lie to pretend to. And yet this is exactly what most of us demand. We have so little faith in the ebb and flow of life, of love, of relationships. We leap at the flow of the tide...
linguistic professor struggling with Alzheimer's. Her story really touched home with my own struggle with mental illness as I understood the difficulty of losing things you worked all your life to attain--- particularly ones of the mind and intellect. With me, some of that was...
When Tesshu, the famous medieval samurai swordsman, was young and headstrong, he visited one Zen master after another. Once he went to visit Master Dokuon and triumphantly announced to him the classic Buddhist teaching that all that exists is empty, there is really no...
That jerk that cut you off in traffic yesterday… might just be a single mother hurrying to get home to her kids that she doesn’t see as often as she’s supposed to because of the long hours at her job.
That couple in front of you that’s walking extremely slowly might be...
go all the way. Otherwise, don't even start. This could mean losing girlfriends, wives, relatives and maybe even your mind. It could mean not eating for three or four days. It could mean freezing on a park bench. It could mean jail. It could mean derision. It could mean mockery...
to be handled with care
Kathy Biehl on relationships, friendships, social contracts:
"You’re caught up in emotions processing vast changes, and involving shakeups in perception.
What doesn’t fit, what’s right for you? What’s real? How and by whom are you being...
....... is about undoing the ego...it's like.......I can't get there being an ego.....it has to be undone... gently.
And then there is not a "there" to get to.
You are just content progressing where ever you go and with whatever occurs, you just marvel and appreciate the flow...
Got this from a friend via E-mail.
I hope it gives you a smile.
It made ME laugh.
My thanks to Sue Littleton, for sharing this.
I have been in many...
They’re Fighting A Battle You Have Absolutely No Idea About. That jerk that cut you off in traffic yesterday… might just be a single mother hurrying to get home to her kids that she doesn’t see as often as she’s supposed to because of the long hours at her job. That...
To the world you maybe
But to one
You might be the world
A person often
Meets his destiny on the road
He took to avoid it
Gives you a hundred reasons to cry
That you have a thousend reasons to smile
Life is like a silent ocean. People, stuff, situations are like ripples on it. Most people, i feel, crave the ripples. Ripples by nature are very transient and they end after some time. Looking for stability in ripples is an exercise in futility and will drive one crazy. If you...
"During my second month of college, or professor gave us a pop quiz. I was a conscientious student and had breezed through the questions until I read the Last one: "What is the first name of the women who cleans the school?"
Surely this was some kind of a joke. I had seen the...
and follow the shift from worry to calmness:
"I’m ready to let my life shift and change
I’m willing to love myself exactly as I am;
others have a right to think what they do for themselves;
I’m ready to move into a peaceful, joyful and fulfilling phase in my life...
Since you are like no other being ever created since the beginning of time, you are incomparable.
-- Brenda Ueland
I think this quote is so true. We are all very unique and it is that individuality that makes life so much fun.
non-physical. Even if someone leaves you by choice or dies, the energy the two of you have conjured up together never does. So nobody can ever abandon you or break up with you. They simply can remove themselves from your physical presence, but their spirit always lives on, in...
“There is no deeper wound than humiliation. The momentary glory we may feel in humiliating someone is short-lived compared to the damage we cause.”
-- Irwin Katsof
This is my quote of the day, as felt my stomach bend with pain as I remember one of the most humiliating...