How come there are certain things you can tell to One but not the Other?
Then there are certain things you can tell to the Other but not the One?
How come there isn’t just One you can tell everything to?
I’m sure somewhere in a far off land, is a temple with my name on it, just waiting for my kids to grow up and go off to college.
Try as I might, I cannot understand *anyone*, anymore. I seem to be living in this bubble where nobody can understand what I am saying, and I cannot understand them.
Sometimes I feel so incredibly lame.
If I could spend the rest of my days alone – meditating on an isolated mountaintop – I will be the happiest person in the world.
Until then, I will probably avoid all human lifeforms and create my own little universe inside this beautiful shell of mine.
Live only love
Share only Love
Speak only Love
Be only Love
And when it comes to love:
Love with a pure heart
Love without conditions
Love without words
Love with forgiveness
Love with your entire being
Love as if there is no tomorrow
Say, “I Love You“.
They are the sweetest words ever tasted, ever expressed, and ever received.
What can go wrong with love when you do it with mutual sincerity and heart-felt intentions?
Being deeply loved by someone gives you strength, while loving someone deeply gives you courage
The journey of a thousand miles begins with a single step.
Simplicity, patience, compassion:
These three are your greatest treasures.
Simple in actions and thoughts, you return to the source of being.
Patient with both friends and enemies.
You accord with the way things are.
Compassionate toward yourself,
You reconcile all beings in the world.
Knowing others is intelligence; knowing yourself is true wisdom. Mastering others is strength; mastering yourself is true power. If you realize that you have enough, you are truly rich.
A good traveler has no fixed plans and is not intent on arriving.
Those who know do not speak. Those who speak do not know.
When I let go of what I am, I become what I might be.
The truth is not always beautiful, nor beautiful words the truth.
Nature does not hurry, yet everything is accomplished.
Life is a series of natural and spontaneous changes. Don’t resist them; that only creates sorrow. Let reality be reality. Let things flow naturally forward in whatever way they like.
Be content with what you have;
Rejoice in the way things are.
When you realize there is nothing lacking.,
The whole world belongs to you.
A man with outward courage dares to die; a man with inner courage dares to live.
Be careful what you water your dreams with. Water them with worry and fear and you will produce weeds that choke the life from your dream. Water them with optimism and solutions and you will cultivate success. Always be on the lookout for ways to turn a problem into an opportunity for success. Always be on the lookout for ways to nurture your dreams.
Time is a created thing. To say, ‘I don’t have time, ‘ is like saying, ‘I don’t want to.”
“They don’t know me the way I know me.”
Don’t let the way others see you distort your own perception of who you are.
Nobody knows you better than YOU.
Nobody feels what you feel except YOU.
Nobody can make you feel terrible except YOU.
And nobody can bring you happiness except YOU.
Never let anyone extinguish the fire burning so brightly inside you because you can burn away your past, but not if you – yourself – are burned out.
Last night I was going through a file of some older things that I have written and I came across this piece. It made me smile because it reminded me of something someone said in the past. People just don’t know what’s right in front of their face sometimes
Here it is:
During a lightning storm a few months ago, I was sitting outside looking up at this huge oak tree in the community next to ours. I literally began talking to myself about the life of that tree and how it has withstood the changing times, horrendous weather, and abuse it took from people and animals.
My daughter came outside and asked me who I was talking to. I was kind of embarrassed but told her I was thinking out loud to myself. There I was sat on a chair, wrapped in double blankets, looking like an old lady full of wisdom….and she just laughed. It wasn’t funny to me though.
For me, each tree represents something…..either a life experience, joy or sorrow. but on this day, this large oak tree represented who I am.
A girl is like a young beautiful tree:
She’s gorgeous, and stands out with her beauty, yet her life experience is so small that her branches have yet to spread, and wind itself around the life. She will bend and break in the wind because her roots are not firmly planted in the ground. She will not be the one people choose to sit under for an afternoon picnic for her shade will not protect those under it. She has many years to grow though, and has much experience ahead of her. Hopefully those whose land she is planted on will cherish her and watch her grow in awe.
Not left alone like this tree…..
Her branches spread far and wide….up, down and sideways. Life has taken it’s toll on her, yet she has withstood it all; making her more beautiful with each season, each experience, each day. She’s left alone, in the middle of nowhere, yet when the sun shines, it shines through her. When you see her you know that she’s strong, and you want to climb to the top and sit on her branches…for hours. She can hold tight in the storm. She may lose her leaves, or a few limbs, but she will come back even more majestic than before. She may get kicked but it doesn’t hurt her. She may get hearts with initials carved into her, yet those who left their hearts with her will always come back to find them again.
It is this tree which represents the woman.
She may be getting old and broken; her branches creaking, her leaves falling, but it’s the ups and downs of life which made her out to be the most amazing tree on the horizon. The one people turn to, and seek out to sit under.
Sadly, it is also this tree in which people ignore the most. It’s roots are deeply planted where it stands, so people move away and leave it behind. Others move near yet don’t understand the story of it;s life so they abuse it, and neglect it until it withers away into nothingness.
I am the old tree
So tightly wound around the life
I can’t seem to break free
Yet it is the life
That keeps me strong
And makes me beautiful
Trust that you will look back on today and laugh about it.
Trust that just because you feel weak does not mean you *are* weak.
Trust that emotions are a part of human nature. To feel is natural.
Trust that those who came into your life did so for a reason.
Trust that those who are gone were never meant to be near you.
Trust that the heart does not lie.
Trust that the decisions you make today will definitely affect you tomorrow.
Trust that you are better than those words meant to inflict pain.
Trust that you can do *anything* you set your mind to.
Trust that you have come this far. Have faith in your resiliency.
Trust that your heart is secure, and your love is pure.
Trust that those who rejected it did you a favor.
Trust in what you’re feeling now, dear future self, but tomorrow is a new day.
Trust that you will wake with a smile and a warmth in your heart.
Trust that the tears you cry today are the rivers of love flowing under your feet tomorrow.
Have I let you down yet?