"After a while you learn the subtle difference between holding a hand and chaining a soul, and you learn that love doesn?t mean leaning and company doesn?t mean security, and you begin to learn that kisses aren?t contracts and presents aren?t promises, and you begin to accept...
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.
"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...
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...
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...
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
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...
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...
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...
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.
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...
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...
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.