If you lose a job, there’s a higher calling for you. One that you do not know yet. If you lose a person, there’s someone else loving you already. One that you have not met yet.
“Everything is ecstasy, inside. We just don’t know it because of our thinking-minds.”
The least kind action is greater than the greatest wrong. The smallest kindness can lift a heavy weight.
Love is something you find. Compatibility is something you develop.
Love amplifies whatever it is that’s in your life and heart – the things you like about yourself become clear, the things you dislike and want to change do, too.
I am also life and life cannot grasp itself. “Little steps,” I thought. “One little step at a time.”
The relationship is regarded as a vehicle for conscious growth, rather than supplementing for our emotional needs.
Realize that your love is not expendable. If it is real, it is infinite – you can give it forever without getting anything in return, and you will always have enough.
You’re more comfortable being lonely. You have a hard time keeping friends. You are obsessive about your strengths.
Think about a subject of interest: what do you hope to achieve? How do you want them to feel?
The purpose of a relationship is not to fix us, or heal us, or to make us whole and happy, it is to show us where we need fixing, and what parts of us are still broken, and perhaps the most brutal of all: that nobody can do this work, or make us happy, but ourselves.
A group of kids were set up for a social experiment in which they’d be left by an adult who would drop their wallet on the train platform. The children all reacted the exact same way.
Intimacy is the art of allowing defenses to ease, letting the nudity of your soul be reformatted to a new normal – an easier normal, a more comfortable normal.
When we go into a relationship without any expectations that they’re responsible for making us feel or look or seem a certain way, we can actually experience what they bring with their presence in our lives. That’s what it means to really have love.