"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...
and that's what everyone wants. But a true soulmate is a mirror, the person who shows you everything that is holding you back, the person who brings you to your own attention so that you can change your life.
A true soulmate is probably the most important person you'll ever...
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.
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...
They’re Fighting A Battle You Have Absolutely No Idea About. 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...
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...
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...
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.
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...
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...
unknown and thought I'd share. It makes a lot of sense.
"I think we like to complicate things
when it is really quite simple;
Find what makes you happy and who it is that makes you happy and you're set. Promise."
I like the quote. :)
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
linguistic professor struggling with Alzheimer's. Her story really touched home with my own struggle with mental illness as I understood the difficulty of losing things you worked all your life to attain--- particularly ones of the mind and intellect. With me, some of that was...
non-physical. Even if someone leaves you by choice or dies, the energy the two of you have conjured up together never does. So nobody can ever abandon you or break up with you. They simply can remove themselves from your physical presence, but their spirit always lives on, in...
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...
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...
and follow the shift from worry to calmness:
"I’m ready to let my life shift and change
I’m willing to love myself exactly as I am;
others have a right to think what they do for themselves;
I’m ready to move into a peaceful, joyful and fulfilling phase in my life...
"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...
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.