You do not need to be loved, not at the cost of yourself. The single relationship that is truly central and crucial in a life is the relationship to the self. Of all the people you will know in a lifetime, you are the only one you will never lose.
You have not really lived your life, either yesterday or today or even this minute, if you have not done anything for anyone who can never repay you. Living life for others selflessly is the only Life that is lived truly and gracefully. Make a great day!
You laugh, and the world laughs with you. You cry, and you cry alone. You sing, and the mountains would echo you. You sigh, and it's lost in air. You rejoice, and the world will seek you. You grieve, and the world will walk away. You can be in sync with the world, its people and nature around you. You are the origin, and you are the center of your happiness and well being. So be thankful and enjoy life, each and every day as it comes to you. Cheer up, my friend!
You must have ability and willingness to forgive others. If you do not have these capabilities yet, you must develop them....sooner you do it, better it will be for you. Lest you forget, Forgiveness is the attribute of the strong minded and spiritually advanced folks. Also, without fotgiveness, you cannot move on in life at right pace. How can you with so much unnecessary baggage of grudges sitting on your back? With your power to forgive, your life stream will begin to flow once again, in sync with present and embracing future. Drop that baggage right away, break away from unpleasant memories and situations, make a wish, take a chance, and move on upwards and onwards. Let the life flow, and the journey continues once again, smoothly and seamlessly.
You must not for one instant give up the effort to build new lives for yourselves. Creativity means to push open the heavy, groaning doorway to life. This is not an easy struggle. Indeed, it may be the most difficult task in the world, for opening the door to your own life is, in the end, more difficult than opening the doors to the mysteries of the universe.
You often feel that people change when you go through the most challenging tough phases in your life. In reality, the people don't change but their masks fall off to reveal their true faces. The best part of worst times in life is that you get your chance to see the people in their true colors. Once you see their true colors in the naked light, you should never forget those, and importantly, you mustn't ever try to repaint them when the times will change.
You say I'm worthless yet you waste your time on me. You say i can't do anything right but you still waste your breath on me. You tell me I'm stupid yet you still try to teach me. You tell me to live my life yet you give me no life to live?
You say that my way of thinking cannot be tolerated? What of it? The man who alters his way of thinking to suit others is a fool. My way of thinking is the result of my reflections. It is part of my inner being, the way I am made. I do not contradict them, and would not even if I wished to. For my system, which you disapprove of, is also my greatest comfort in life, the source of all my happiness --- it means more to me than my life itself.
You will meet many people who will try to put you down, and tell you that your idea was the stupidest thing they had ever heard. You mustn't get discouraged by their dysfunctional critique. You must believe in yourself, and then only you can negate their negativity. In my view, nothing will change in your life until you believe strongly in yourself. Conversely, if you have a low opinion of yourself, no one is going to raise it, and you will live with status quo. Believe in your dreams, in your ambitions, and most importantly, in yourself - no matter what others say or do.
You would never know what the future may hold, especially when you see all the doors getting closed. It may be the mysterious way Supreme Power encourages and empowers you to either look for or create a new door that would lead you to your destination. Tough times in life can be puzzling at times, and yet there must be an answer. Have faith in God, and confidence in yourself - always!
You're alive. Do something. The directive in life, the moral imperative was so uncomplicated. It could be expressed in single words, not complete sentences. It sounded like this Look. Listen. Choose. Act.
Your children are not your children. They are the sons and daughters of Life's longing for itself... You may house their bodies but not their souls, for their souls dwell in the house of tomorrow, which you cannot visit, not even in your dreams.
七転び八起き or 'Nanakorobi yaoki' is a famous Japanese inspirational proverb. It means 'Fall seven times and stand up eight.' There is nothing surprising or nothing unusual in getting knocked down in life. It happens to everyone, at least once in one's lifetime. It's a given, if you will. What matters in life is not getting knocked down, but getting up and standing taller than ever before. The people, who clearly understand the purpose of Life, do it successfully. They never give up, no matter how often they get knocked down, or how hard the get hit.
When I was a young man, I had liberty, but I did not see it. I had time, but I did not know it. And I had love, but I did not feel it. Many decades would pass before I understood the meaning of all three. And now, the twilight of my life, this understanding has passed into contentment. Love, liberty, and time: once so disposable, are the fuels that drive me forward. And love, most especially, mio caro. For you, our children, our brothers and sisters. And for the vast and wonderful world that gave us life, and keeps us guessing. Endless affection, mia Sofia. Forever yours, Ezio Auditore.
In my view, one who has guts to apologize is the Bravest, one who has courage to forgive is the Strongest, and one who can forget is the Happiest. Life is too short to worry about the past. So don't worry, be happy, and move on.
As you glance at the ebbs and flows of your life, you realize that the toughest and most challenging things in life were the only things worth achieving and living for. Don't give up, but fight to overcome life's challenges - and you will come out a winner. Good luck!