Friday, October 19, 2007
'Divorce' can be the devastating experience in someone's life. The toll is huge and it will take many months for the positive aspects to begin to develop. If, indeed happens, you must always focus on the positive aspects of your life. Soon you will learn some important things about life, others, and yourself. You will also realize a clearer perspective on life. You will begin to see things today you never saw before!'
In other words....
'Divorce' can be the most devastating experience in an individual's life. The impact is huge and recovery may take many months. The return to normality is best achieved through positive thinking and focussing on the achievements and successes of one's life. Almost all who have emerged from this experience have gained new insights and learned important lessons about life, others and themselves. What also changes is the perspective one has for events in the present; the affected person begins to see things today he/she never saw before!'
Tuesday, October 16, 2007
Tuesday, October 9, 2007
Monday, October 8, 2007
'A devotee of truth may not do anything in deference to convention. He must always hold himself open to correction, and whenever he discovers himself to be wrong he must confess it all costs and atone for it'.
- Mahatma Gandhi in “My Experiments with Truth” Part 4 – Chapter 39.
Friday, October 5, 2007
Olivia: You are the weakest link, goodbye. (laughter)
Stewie: Ha ha ha! Oh gosh that's funny! That's really funny! Do you write your own material? Do you? Because that is so fresh. You are the weakest link goodbye. You know, I've, I've never heard anyone make that joke before. Hmm. You're the first. I've never heard anyone reference, reference that outside the program before. Because that's what she says on the show right? Isn't it? You are the weakest link goodbye. And, and yet you've taken that and used it out of context to insult me in this everyday situation. God what a clever, smart girl you must be, to come up with a joke like that all by yourself. That's so fresh too. Any, any Titanic jokes you want to throw at me too as long as we're hitting these phenomena at the height of their popularity. God you're so funny!
Thursday, October 4, 2007
'If our friendship depends on things like space and time, then when we finally overcome space and time, we've destroyed our own brotherhood! But overcome space, and all we have left is Here. Overcome time, and all we have left is Now. And in the middle of Here and Now, don't you think that we might see each other once or twice?'.
- from "Jonathan Livingston Seagull"
For most gulls, it is not flying that matters, but eating.
For this gull, though, it was not eating that mattered, but flight'.
- from "Jonathan Livingston Seagull"'
"Jonathan Livingston Seagull is the first book by Richard Bach that I ever read. I was seven the first time I read it, and said to myself, wow, wasn't that a nice story about a bird who learned how to fly, and taught others how to fly. I read it again, for a second time, when I was sixteen, and saw something I clearly missed the first time. What I saw was the potential inherent in not just one seagull, but in every living being, and how fortunate are those of us who are brave enough to follow it. What I've learned is that what I saw was not the potential to succeed, to become famous, rich, powerful, or even glorious. What I saw was the potential to love -- to follow your love, to hold it in your heart, to cherish it, and to let it flourish with you. And what I've discovered only very recently is that the potential to love is there, inside all of us; and when we choose to share that love with one another, it's the most beautiful thing that we can do".
-Quoted by Ethan R. Siegel PhD., University of Florida.
"When you kill a man, you steal a life," Baba said. "You steal his wife's right to a husband, rob his children of a father. When you tell a lie, you steal someone's right to the truth. When you cheat, you steal the right to fairness. Do you see?".
The Kite Runner, Khaled Hosseini, 2003