Friday, April 20, 2012

Loving Each Other by Buscaglia

Life devoid of mystery and risk is only half a life.

All I really owned was what I was.

Learn to listen. You don't learn anything from hearing yourself talk.

If I were living with me, would I stick around?

Be polite. Love does not give you the license to be for rudeness.

What a grand feeling to have a relationship with someone who is loved not only by you but by many. That means you've made a good choice.

Don't think in terms of forever. Think of now, and forever will take care of itself.

With each relationship you are not only giving but becoming more.

There are times when you may want to give up on a relationship, but never give up on relating.

After an argument is over, forget it.

Feelings have meaning only as they are expressed in action.

Perhaps much happiness is lost in the pursuit of it.

We must learn that loving others is to want them to be themselves--painful as it may be--with or without you.

Laughter is the closest distance between people.

Playing truth or consequence by oneself.

A loving relationship is one which offers comfort in the silent presence of another with whom you know and that special thrill of happiness simply in being together.

A loving relationship is one in which the loved one is free to be himself--to laugh with me, but never at me; to cry with me, but never because of me; to love life, to love himself and to love being loved.

The more we fail to speak, the more difficult speaking becomes.

Having language has nothing to do with communication.

It is obvious that there is more to communication than what meets the ear.

Be careful with the words you use because they may be using you.

Wounds heal quickly when one knows unquestionably that love is there.

We are not evil, incompetent and inadequate when our relationships fail.

We have been poisoned by fairytales.

When you love someone. You do not love them all the time.

There is no being or becoming without relationships.

It's not the big problems that cause relationships to fail, it's a series of small things over a long period of time; little inconsiderate behaviour, thoughtless comments, small cruel acts, words left unspoken or well-intended acts that are constantly put off for a later time.

Relationships fail not because they are wrong but because most people don't want to correct their problems. They want their own way.

Relationships are not dumping grounds for our selfishness, egocentricity, despair and anger.

Monday, April 2, 2012

Aleph by Paulo Coelho

Life decided to separate us.

A loyal adversary who would not let me win a fight I didn't deserve.

Only women believe in love. Men don't.

I don't see why I shouldn't forgive the man I love.

Hating is very wearisome.

I will be capable of loving regardless of wether I am loved in return, of giving even when I have nothing, of drying my tears even while I weep.

Good fighters use their opponent's energy.

Conflicts are for undiscerning souls.

A life without cause is a life without effect.

Love being stronger than the individual.

Yes, but love us made up of choices.

I am crying because there is no other way to show what I feel. I am alive.

I'm afraid of my fear.

Only two things can reveal life great secrets: suffering and love.

Our relationship is more alive than ever.

I haven't been married for more than 20 years to the same person, because neither she nor I have remained the same that's why I don't expect her to behave as she did we first met. Nor does she want me to be the person I was when I found her. They want everything to stay the same and the consequence of that is pain.

We are not the person other people wish we were. We are who we decide to be. It's always easy to blame others.

Time does not pass, it merely changes.

If you don't believe it, then there's no point in my trying to explain.

A departure followed by a return and a return followed by a departure.

They are listening but not hearing.

Natural rivalry that sometimes exists between women

My brain has been working harder than my body.

You're lucky you're in love with a man which made you fall in love with life again.

People meet when they need to meet.

Train your heart.

Don't let me win without having deserved the pleasure of being the best.

Controlling your aggression in order not to harm the other.

Time is not a casette tape that can be wound and rewound.

A couple sitting on a beach, gazing at the same sea, which looks calm and welcoming.

We married a year later as if it were the most obvious and natural thing in the world to do.

Words are life set down on paper.

No one can learn to love by following a manual.

Don't be intimidated by other people's opinion.

No one ever loses anyone.

I know very few people capable of receiving even when gift is given with love and generosity.

Dreamers can never be tamed.

Life is the train, not the station.

Love is the only thing that will save us, independent of any mistakes we may make. Love is always stronger.

It's like a dam holding back the ocean (holding back tears).

Anyone who knows God cannot describe him, anyone who can describe God does not know Him.

Time neither mover nor is stationary.

We learn in the past but we are not the result of that.

Doubt that drives us forward.

If we had spoken before, you would not have been ripe. If we were to talk later, you would have rotted.

Time doesn't pass.

Past and future only exist in our memory.

Stop repeating the same lesson, you won't learn anything new that way.

We always try to interpret things in accordance with what we want and not as they are.

Courage can attract fear and adulation but willpower requires patience and commitments.

No life is complete without a touch of madness.

Words are tears that have been written down. Tears are words that need to be shed.

We need to be strangers to ourselves.

In her eyes, I saw both love and death.

Those who set off in search of their kingdom know that they are going to find instead, only challenges, long periods of wanting, unexpected changes, or even worse, nothing.

If we seek something, rgar same things is seeking us--I am all the people I meet amd who have understood my soul though my art.

What hurts us is what heals us, to live is to experience things not sit around and ponder about life.