"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...
but it sure could be profound! A Question for the candidates in the 2014 Senate Race:
The single most important issue facing America, its government, its economy and its people is, undeniably, an issue virtually unheard by and possibly unknown to the pundits and media reporters...
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...
you. But let's be honest, having your wounds kissed by somebody that doesn't see them as disasters in your soul but as cracks to put their love into is the most calming thing in this world.
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
he should be able to do one more action with certainty. With martial valor, if one becomes like a revengeful ghost and shows great determination, though his head is cut off, he should not die."
-Yamamoto Tsunetomo , Hagakure
Sometimes i have some difficulties to understand...
“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...
This can apply to anyone...
When others, out of hate or jealousy, mistreat me with abuse, slander and so on, I will practice accepting defeat and offering the victory to them ...
When someone benefited and in whom I placed great trust, hurts me badly,
I will practice seeing that...
and I wrote something in there that I'm so proud of. It goes, "Being depressed feels like being in an empty black abyss. You can’t see where you’re going, but you know at one point you will hit the bottom and no one will ever know that you did. No one will care to even look...
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...
They say if you're bisexual, you're confused.
If you're gay, it's a sin.
If you're skinny you're on drugs.
If you're fat, you look nasty.
If you're dressed up, you're conceited.
If you dress for comfort you're a slob.
If you speak you're mind, you're weird.
If you don't say...
Life is kind of like a party. You invite a lot of people, some leave early, some stay all night, some laugh with you, some laugh at you, and some show up really late. But in the end, after the fun, there are a few who stay to help you clean up the mess. And most of the time, they...
"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...
the anxiety, the fear, the worry, the tears, the need to be held, the feeling okay, the tiredness, the dilemmas, ...diving-in-anyway, ...and transforming.
Doing our best, trying, letting that be enough, and trusting that we will be loved, anyway.
It is years of getting up...
I like any reaction I can get with my music. Just anything to get people to think. I mean if you can get a whole room full of drunk, stoned people to actually wake up and think, you're doing something.
Though his ways are hard and steep.
And When his wings enfold you yield to him,
Though the sword hidden among his pinions may wound you.
And When he speaks to you believe in him,
Though his voice may shatter your dreams as the north wind lays waste the garden...
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.
and negativity is your ability to choose one thought over another. Happiness escapes from those who refuse to see the good in what they have. When life gives you every reason to be negative, think positive"
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...
Everything happens for a reason.
Sometimes people come into your life and you know right away that they were meant to be there…to serve some sort of purpose, teach you a lesson or help figure out who you are or who you want to become. You never know who these people may be but...
such thing as too much laughter, too much joy or too many hugs.
There is no such thing as too much love, too many kisses, too many true friendships.
There is no such thing as too much kindness, too much peace, too much hope.
May you have it all!"
May I have it all, too...
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.
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...