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...
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
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...
You will not know me,
For I differ
In a hundred ways
From what you see me to be.
Put yourself behind my eyes
And see me as I see myself,
For I have chosen to dwell
In a place that you cannot see.
another body to keep us warm. To rest and trust; to give your soul in confidence: I need this, I need someone to pour myself into.”
“Some things are hard to write about. After something happens to you, you go to write it down, and either you over dramatize it, or underplay...
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...
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 shoots an arrow into your heart, it's fruitless to stand there and yell at the person. It would be much better to turn your attention to the fact that there's an arrow in your heart..."
"When you begin to touch your heart or let your heart be touched, you begin to discover...
moment when we take a picture of that person, an emotional snapshot, that we carry with us forever. If we're lucky, if we're very, very lucky, the person we fall in love with will always resemble that snapshot.
if you get what you don't want, you suffer;
even when you get exactly what you want, you still suffer because you can't hold on to it forever.
Your mind is your predicament. It wants to be free of change. Free of pain, free of the obligations of life and death...
fill the earthen bowls with grains and coins, but no one knows how to fill the bowl of the Heart.
The pearl of wisdom is already hidden within the shell in the ocean of the heart. Dive deep and one day you will find it."
- a ninety-three year old Sufi woman Sage.
Pay attention not to what that person is saying or doing, but to the cry for help screaming under the surface.
Is she lonely? Does he lack confidence? Is she acting jealous because she questions her own worth? Is he worried you’ll withdraw your love? Is he...
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...
that mankind is so tragically bound to the starless midnight of racism and war that the bright daybreak of peace and brotherhood can never become a reality....I believe that unarmed truth and unconditional love will have the final word."--Martin Luther King, Jr.
passing. Coming across it just now makes me understand it like touching a live wire makes you understand how a current feels running through your body. Nothing makes it real till it is real.
"You live like this, sheltered, in a delicate world, and you believe you are...
by us universe, a part limited in time and space. He experiences himself, his thoughts and feeling as something separated from the rest, a kind of optical delusion of his consciousness. This delusion is a kind of prison for us, restricting us to our personal desires and to...
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.
degradation and destruction it seems destined for? Then step away from shallow mass movements and quietly go to work on your own self-awareness.
If you want to awaken all of humanity, then awaken all of yourself. If you want to eliminate the suffering in the world, then...