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...
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
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...
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.
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...
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...
particularly when we require the wrong person. There is an instinct, magnet or aerial which seeks the unsuitable. The wrong person is, of course, right for something - to punish, bully or humiliate us, let us down, leave us for dead, or, worst of all, give us the impression that...
Most storms have caught me by surprise, so I had to learn very quickly to look further and understand that I am not capable of controlling the weather, to exercise the art of patience and to respect the fury of nature.
- Paulo Coelho
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...
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.
I shall stop loving you
Little by little
If suddenly you forget me
Do not look for me
For I shall already have forgotten you
If you think it long and mad the wind of banners that passes through my life
And you decide to leave me at the shore of the heart where I have...
Life would be lifeless if we weren’t. Be scared, and then jump into that fear. Again and again. Just remember to hold on to yourself while you do it. ”
— Emma Hooper, Etta and Otto and Russell and James
Watch and learn. It is real.Look how we speak to each other here. You just need to look up some of the members here and how they use the female genital to describe their opponent in an agreement.These are not teenagers that doesn't know better. These are "grown ups". Some of...
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...
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.
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...
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.