our thoughts and actions should express our mind of compassion, even if that person says and does things that are not easy to accept.
We practice in this way until we see clearly that our love is not contingent upon the other person being lovable.
- Thich Nhat Hanh
thinker for Christianity. Pascal eat your stinkin' heart out, the Dane outdid ya royally! ☺"There are two ways to be fooled. One is to believe what isn't true; the other is to refuse to believe what is true.”"The greatest hazard of all, losing one’s self, can occur...
There is a sacredness in tears.
They are not the mark of weakness, but of power.
They speak more eloquently than ten thousand tongues.
They are the messengers of overwhelming grief,
of deep contrition,
and of unspeakable love.
"At this moment, there are 6 billion, 4 hundred, 71 million, 8 hundred, 18 thousand, 6 hundred, 71 people in the world. Some are running scared.. some are coming home. Some tell lies to make it through the day.. others are just now facing the truth. Some are evil men at war...
resilient, savvy, self-sufficient and yet exceedingly shy. If we want to see a wild animal, the last thing we should do is to go crashing through the woods, shouting for the creature to come out. But if we are willing to walk quietly into the woods and sit silently for an hour...
and Western spiritual traditions identify three ways of approaching life: the way of action, the way of knowing, and the way of feeling. It is assumed that a full life involves all three, but at any given time a person tends to prefer one. It is not important to do psychological...
that Kierkegaard outdid Pascal royally. The quote selections might make me seem foolish, but quotes are quotes and a body of work is another thing. Kierkegaard's body of work is massive, but it isn't size I'm dazzled by, but the great depths he went into. Pascal had more of the...
48 or 65, you will stumble upon someone who will start a fire in you that will not die.
However, the saddest most awful truth you will ever come to find--
Is that they are not always with whom we will spend our lives.
It is so much harder to let go of what could have been than it is to let go of something that has run its course. It is never easy to turn our back on our dreams, on so many possibilities and to let go of all the unanswered questions. But as hard as it is, eventually we do have...
“When we honestly ask ourselves which person in our lives mean the most to us, we often find that it is those who, instead of giving advice, solutions, or cures, have chosen rather to share our pain and touch our wounds with a warm and tender hand. The friend who can be silent...
or you get better. It's that simple. You either take what has been dealt to you and allow it to make you a better person, or you allow it to tear you down. The choice does not belong to fate, it belongs to you. -Josh shipp.
You can talk with someone for years, everyday, and still it won't mean as much as what you can have when you sit in front of someone, not saying a word, yet you feel that person with your heart, you feel like you've known the person forever..........connections are made with the...
“People are often unreasonable and self-centered. Forgive them anyway.
If you are kind, people may accuse you of ulterior motives. Be kind anyway.
If you are honest, people may cheat you. Be honest anyway.
If you find happiness, people may be jealous. Be happy anyway.
and live, and every moment
took her to a place where
goodbyes were hard to come
by. she was in love, but not
in love with someone or
something, she was in love
with her life. and for the
first time, in a long time,
everything was inspiring.
----- r.m drake
If someone wants to be a part of your life, they'll make, an effort to be in it. So don't bother reserving a space in your heart for someone who doesn't make an effort to stay.
True. Reading through quotes and this hit me. It stands in any relationship. Friends, family..etc.
so deeply, because he never wanted to drink from what you had to offer. Do you not know? Do you not know that any man would be so lucky as to have someone like you? That the stars are envious of your passion and the way your soul burns. Do you not know? That winter has wished...