Thoughts, Quotes, Reflections
When one door closes, another
opens but we often look so long and
so regretfully upon the closed door
that we do not see the one which
has oppened.
(Alexander Graham Bell)
When the mind is ready, a teacher appears. (a Zen expression)
The affirmation of one's own life, happiness, growth, freedom,
is rooted in one's capacity to love. (Eric Fromm)
Since love is not a
thing, it is not lost
when given.  You can
offer your love
completely to
hundreds of people
and still retain the
same love you had
originally.
(Leo Buscaglia)
Love is patient; love is kind; love is
not envious or boastful or arrogant
or rude.  It does not insist on its
own way; it is not irritable or
resentful; it does not rejoice in
wrongdoing, but rejoices in the
truth.  It bears all things, believes
all things, hopes all things, endures
all things... and now faith, hope, and
love abide; and the greatest of
these is love.
(I Corr 13:4-7, 13)
Good fences make good neighbors...
(Robert Frost, Mending Walls)
Relationships
The Question of Suicide?
Keep it a question.
It's not really the answer.
(Colgrove, Bloomfield, McWilliams)
Supporting
Help me up my friend
dust me off, feed me warmth, you are comfort.
Let me lean on you until I can stand

alone

I will then stand taller
and you will be proud to have a friend such as I.
(Colgrove, Bloomfield, McWilliams)
Colgrove, Bloomfield, McWilliams.  How to survive the loss of a Love.  (1976)
Growth...
Having weathered a crisis
expect to discover...
a stronger you
a different you
a more evolved you.
You're changing and growing into a...
happier you
more joyful you
and independent you.
(Colgrove, Bloomfield, McWilliams)
Compassion is of little value if it
remains an idea.  It must become our
attitude toward others, reflected in all
our thoughts and actions
The Dalai Lama.  An Open Heart
harmony
cooperation
sharing
reverence for life
-- Gary Zukav
God and Spirit, I am hard of heart today.
There is someone I cannot forgive.
My own hurt blocks the way.
I feel the sting of being wronged.
Take this stiffness from my heart,
Let me feel the joy of tenderness.
Restore peace and lift the energy of grievance.
Let me truly forgive as I would be forgiven.
Amen
Deepak Chopra. The Deeper Wound