those who have known defeat, known suffering, known struggle, known loss, and have found their way out of the depths. These persons have an appreciation, a sensitivity, and an understanding of life that fills them with compassion, gentleness, and a deep loving concern. Beautiful...
people. They sometimes expect the blind to act as if they see, the poor to act as if they are rich, the crippled to walk, the mute to speak, Muslims to pray to Jehovah, and Christians to read the Quran. It is not just tolerance that society needs. It is empathy and sympathy...
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...
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...
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...
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
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.
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.
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
that you are identified with the thinking mind. It means you don't see the other human being anymore, but only your own concept of that human being. To reduce the aliveness of another human being to a concept is already a form of violence.”
- Eckhart Tolle
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...
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...
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
"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...
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 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...
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...