Monday, November 26, 2007

The Secret of Unhappiness

  1. The secret of the "I Want"
  2. Focusing on evil
  3. Make demands of yourself
  4. I need many things
  5. Live in resentment
  6. The secret of self-pity
  7. The path of envy
  8. Expect high

by Fr. Moga, SJ

Thursday, November 15, 2007

From Gab

“Nobody deserves your tears, but whoever deserves them will not make you cry.”
--Gabriel Garcia Marquez

"If I knew that today would be the last time I’d see you, I would hug you tight and pray the Lord be the keeper of your soul. If I knew that this would be the last time you pass through this door, I’d embrace you, kiss you, and call you back for one more. If I knew that this would be the last time I would hear your voice, I’d take hold of each word to be able to hear it over and over again. If I knew this is the last time I see you, I’d tell you I love you, and would not just assume foolishly you know it already."
--Gabriel Garcia Marquez

"He is ugly and sad...but he is all love" --Gabriel Garcia Marquez

Poem Excerpts from Millay

Lament

Life must go on,
And the dead be forgotten;
Life must go on,
Though good men die;(...)
Life must go on;
I forget just why.

XLVII by Edna Vincent Millay

Well, I have lost you and I lost you fairly;
In my own way, and with my full consent,
Say what you will kings in a tumbril rarely
Went to their deaths more proud than this one went.
Some night of apprehension and hot weeping
I will confess; but that's permitted me:
Day dried my eyes; I was not one for keeping
Rubbed in a cage a wing that would be free.
If I have loved you less or played you slyly
I might have held you for a summer more,
But at the cost of words I value highly,
And no such summer as the one before.
Should I outlive this anguish--and men do--
I shall have only one good to say of you.

Sunday, November 4, 2007

From Flora

  • “Sometimes we put to much passion on the biggest dreams and priorities in life that we fail to love the smallest pleasures from simple things. We search so much for the right choices, for the right paths to walk through, for the right time and the for the right reasons. But life isn’t all about searching for the things that can be found. It is about letting the unexpected happen and finding things you never searched for.”
  • The longer one observes the rhythms of life, the more one notices that certain days are simply more important than others. One day is filled with portent, while the next is practically void of significance. Such is the relative nature of days."

Thursday, November 1, 2007

Enemy Within

Of the seven deadly sins, anger is possibly the most fun. To taste your own wounds, to smack your lips with grievances, to roll over your tongue the prospect of bitter confrontations still to come, to taste both the pain you are given and the pain you are giving back. The main drawback is that what you are putting down is yourself, the main course at the feast is you, and the loser is you.

Anger is the most impotent of passions. It effects nothing it goes about, and hurts the one who is possessed by it more than the one against whom it is directed. Anger does not improve yourself, but it helps you hurt or step on someone. You cannot make others as you wish them to be, since you cannot make yourself as you wish to be.

A man makes inferiors his superiors by heat, self control is the rule and solution. Anger is an uncontrollable feeling that betrays yourself, it is also the powerful force that blows out the light of reason. Know this to be the enemy within: ANGER, born in desire.

ANONYMOUS