Tuesday, July 3, 2012

Tis' better to live your own life imperfectly than to imitate someone else's perfectly.”


“You need to learn how to select your thoughts just the same way you select your clothes every day. This is a power you can cultivate. If you want to control things in your life so bad, work on the mind. That's the only thing you should be trying to control.” 



“People always fall in love with the most perfect aspects of each other’s personalities. Who wouldn't? Anybody can love the most wonderful parts of another person. But that’s not the clever trick. The really clever trick is this: Can you accept the flaws? Can you look at your partner’s faults honestly and say, ‘I can work around that. I can make something out of it.’? Because the good stuff is always going to be there, and it’s always going to pretty and sparkly, but the crap underneath can ruin you.” 

“In the end, though, maybe we must all give up trying to pay back the people in this world who sustain our lives. In the end, maybe it's wiser to surrender before the miraculous scope of human generosity and to just keep saying thank you, forever and sincerely, for as long as we have voices.” 



“I was full of a hot, powerful sadness and would have loved to burst into the comfort of tears, but tried hard not to,



“To find the balance you want, this is what you must become. You must keep your feet grounded so firmly on the earth that it's like you have 4 legs instead of 2. That way, you can stay in the world. But you must stop looking at the world through your head. You must look through your heart, instead. That way, you will know God.” 

“People think a soul mate is your perfect fit, and that's what everyone wants. But a true soul mate is a mirror, the person who shows you everything that is holding you back, the person who brings you to your own attention so you can change your life. 



                                                       Only love remains.




 Faith is belief in what you cannot see or prove or touch. Faith is walking face-first and full-speed into the dark. If we truly knew all the answers in advance as to the meaning of life and the nature of God and the destiny of our souls, our belief would not be a leap of faith and it would not be a courageous act of humanity; it would just be... a prudent insurance policy.” 


                               
                                          There’s nothing you can ever do to lose my love.


  
And I actually ran forward toward my own reflection with a smile, ready to welcome that girl whose name I had lost but whose face was so familiar. In a flash instant of course, I realized my mistake and laughed in embarrassment at my almost dog-like confusion over how a mirror works.
                                   
                                                   “I am a better person when I have less on my plate.” 



 Never forget that once upon a time, in an unguarded moment, you recognized yourself as a FRIEND…




                                                                               “Dear me, how much I Love You.” 



 “There is a reason they call God a presence - because God is right here, right now. In the present is the only place to find Him, and now is the only time.” 



                                                            “I'm Blessed With  something beautiful.” ..Life!



“There’s a crack (or cracks) in everyone…that’s how the light of God gets in.” 


                                 
                                             “The love that moves the sun and the other stars.” =)


You have to participate relentlessly in the manifestations of your own blessings



 once you have achieved a state of happiness, you must never become lax about maintaining it. You must make a mighty effort to keep swimming upward into that happiness forever, to stay afloat on top of it.”