23 October, 2010

That's her!

Find a guy who calls you beautiful instead of hot, who calls you back when you hang up on him, who will lie under the stars and listen to your heartbeat, or will stay awake just to watch you sleep... wait for the boy who kisses your forehead, who wants to show you off to the world when you are in sweats, who holds your hand in front of his friends, who thinks you're just as pretty without makeup on. One who is constantly reminding you of how much he cares and how lucky his is to have you.... The one who turns to his friends and says, 'That's Her!'

17 October, 2010

Each Man Kills

And each man kills the thing he loves,
By all let this be heard,
Some do it with a bitter look,
Some with a flattering word,
The coward does it with a kiss,
The brave man with a sword.

[Quoting Oscar Wilde in The Valkyries...]

03 October, 2010

It is not the critic who counts

It is not the critic who counts;
Not the man who points out how the strong man stumbled or where the doer of deeds could have done them better.
The credit belongs to the man who is actually in the arena,
Whose face is marred by dust and sweat and blood;
Who strives valiantly;
Who errs and comes short again and again;
Who knows great enthusiasms, the great devotions;
Who spends himself in a worthy cause;
Who at the best, knows in the end the triumph of high achievement,
And who, at the worst, if he fails, at least fails while daring greatly,
So that his place shall never be with those timid souls who know neither victory or defeat.

~ Theodore Roosevelt

02 October, 2010

Be that kind of woman!

Be the kind of woman that when your feet hit the floor each morning, the devil says, 'Oh Crap, She's up!' Life is too short to wake up with regrets. So love the people who treat you right, love the one's who don't just because you can. Believe everything happens for a reason. If you get a second chance, grab it with both hands. If it changes your life, let it. God never said life would be easy. He just promised it would be worth it.


Courtesy, Sarah K

19 September, 2010

Life never gives, it only lends


Life never gives, it only lends.

No matter how much you want your life to change, it does not change unless it has to. We might think that we are trying too much, or not trying hard enough; but the truth is - it seems that its all been written in the books... for better, for worse, sickness, health... everything. It does not matter if you want roses, or you prefer diamonds, life only gives what it can lend by the books.

Is there anything we can do about it? Yes there is. The only thing we can do is learn to live with what we have and pretend to make the most of it. And when things are not the way we want them to be, we need to keep the game face on so that we can pretend that every thing is fine and secretly keep telling ourselves that its going to be okay. Because remember, the upside for every tragedy is that life never gives, it only lends [for a while].

Isbah Z

14 September, 2010

Magic Moments

One doesn’t love in order to do what is good or to help or to protect someone. If we act that way, we are perceiving the other as a simple object, and we seeing ourselves as wise and generous persons. This has nothing to do with love. To love is to be in communion with the other and to discover in that other the spark of God.

You have to take risks. We will only understand the miracle of life fully when we allow the unexpected to happen.

Every day, God gives us the sun – and also one moment in which we have the ability to change everything that makes us unhappy. Every day, we try to pretend that we haven’t perceived the moment, that it doesn’t exist – that today is the same as yesterday and will be the same as tomorrow. But if people really pay attention in their everyday lives, they will discover that magic moment. It may arrive in the instant when we are doing something mundane, like putting our front-door key in the lock; it may lie hidden in the quiet that follows the lunch hour or in the thousand and one things that all seems the same to us. But that moment exists – a moment when all the power of the stars becomes a part of us and enables us to perform miracles.

Joy is sometimes a blessing, but it is often a conquest. Our magic moment help us to change and sends us off in search of our dreams. Yes, we are going to suffer, we will have difficult times, and we will experience many disappointments – but all of this is transitory it leaves no permanent mark. And one day we will look back with pride and faith at the journey we have taken.
I could have. What does this phrase mean? At any given moment in our lives, there are certain things that could have happened but didn’t. The magic moments go unrecognized, and then suddenly, the hand of destiny changes everything.

But love is much like a dam: if you allow a tiny crack to form through which only a trickle of water can pass, that trickle will quickly bring down the whole structure, and soon no one will be able to control the force of the current.

Love is a trap. When it appears, we see only its light, not its shadows.

I’m going to fight for your love. There are some things in life that are worth fighting for to the end. You are worth it.

06 September, 2010

Along the road I walked a mile...

Along the Road
I walked a mile with Pleasure
She chattered all the way;
But left me none the wiser
For all she had to say.
I walked a mile with Sorrow
And ne'er a word said she;
But oh, the things I learned from her
When Sorrow walked with me.
 
~ Robert Browning Hamilton

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If you your lips would keep from slips,
Five things observe with care;
To whom you speak, of whom you speak,
And how, and when, and where.

~ W.E. Norris 

27 August, 2010

What they dont teach you at school..


I've been making a list of the things they don't teach you at school. They don't teach you how to love somebody. They don't teach you how to be famous. They don't teach you how to be rich or how to be poor. They don't teach you how to walk away from someone you don't love any longer. They don't teach you how to know what's going on in someone else's mind. They don't teach you what to say to someone who's dying. 

They don't teach you anything worth knowing.

~ Neil Gaiman

14 August, 2010

Expectations of Others

A friend visited me once in Los Angeles. He wanted me to drive him out to see the Pacific Ocean, since he had never seen an ocean before.

We got in my car and drove to a bluff overlooking the Pacific on a beautiful sunny day. My friend got out of the car, walked to the edge of the cliff, and stood in silence for a while - hands on his hips, just looking out at the vast expanse of gently rolling waves sparkling in the sunlight for hundreds and hundreds of miles.

Finally, he turned and said to me, “John, it’s not as big as I expected.” 
As we walked back to my car, I turned for a last look before we drove away. I may be wrong, but the Pacific Ocean seemed unfazed by its failure to meet my friend’s expectations.

There is a little practical lesson here on how silly it is to live and die on the expectations of others. The next time you’ve worked hard, done your best, and still find that someone is unhappy with you, remember the Pacific Ocean. It too had failed to meet someone’s expectations.

~ John Wooden on Expectations of Others.

09 August, 2010

Declaration of Principles

  1. All human beings are Different. And should do everything possible to continue to be so.
  2. Each human being has been granted two courses of action: that of Deed and that of Contemplation. Both lead to the same place.
  3. Each human being has been granted two qualities: Power and Gift. Power drives a person to meet his/her destiny, his gift obliges that person to share with others which is good in him/her. A human being must know when to use Power, and when to use Compassion.
  4. Each human being has been granted a virtue: the capacity to Choose. For he/she who does not use this virtue, it becomes a curse – and others will always choose for him/her.
  5. Each human being has the right to two blessings, which are: the blessing to do Right, and the blessing to Err. In the latter case, there is always a path of learning leading to the right way.
  6. Each human being has his own sexual profile, and should Exercise it without guilt – provided he does not oblige others to exercise it with him/her.
  7. Each human being has his own Personal Legend to be fulfilled, and this is the reason he is in the world. The Personal Legend is manifest in his enthusiasm for what she/he does. The Personal Legend may be abandoned for a certain time, provided one does not forget it and returns as soon as possible.
  8. Each man has a Feminine side, and each woman has a Masculine side. It is necessary to use discipline with intuition, and to use intuition Objectively.
  9. Each human being must know two languages: the language of Society and the language of the Omens. The first serves for communication with others. The second serves to interpret messages from God.
  10. Each human being has the right to Seek out Joy, joy being understood as something which makes one content. Not necessarily that which makes others content.
  11. Each human being must keep alight within him the sacred Flame of Madness. And must behave like a normal person.
  12. The only Faults considered Grave are the following: not respecting the rights of one's neighbor, letting oneself be paralyzed by fear, feeling guilty, thinking one does not deserve the good and bad which occurs in life, and being a coward.
  13. We shall love our Adversaries, but not make alliances with them. They are placed in our way to test our sword, and deserve the respect of our fight.
    We shall choose our adversaries, not the other way around.
  14. We hereby declare the end to the wall dividing the Sacred from the Profane: from now on, all is sacred.
  15. Everything which is done in the present, affects the future by Consequence, and the past by Redemption.
  16. The impossible is Possible.
    ~ Paulo Coelho

25 June, 2010

Letting go

















Letting go is an art of living. More often than not, you may desperately want to relive a happy moment, go back to the blossoms last spring and enjoy that walk again, say goodbye just one last time... but the only thing you can do is to learn from your mistakes and move forward. Find a new place to enjoy, look for closure in new goodbyes, enjoy company of the friends you have right now and live the moments today, so that when you look back the next time, you can actually feel blessed to have a past that you can cherish for a lifetime.

09 May, 2010

Unreal

The unreal is always more powerful than the real, because nothing is as perfect as you can imagine it. The only ideas, concepts, beliefs and fantasies that last are the ones that are in your head. Stones crumble. Wood rots. People, well, they die, but a beautiful unreal thought, a dream, a legend is what keeps you going on and on.

07 April, 2010

Dilemma

There are two dilemmas that rattle the human skull: How do you hang on to someone who won't stay? And how do you get rid of someone who won't go? 

~ Danny DeVito, The War of the Roses

08 March, 2010

Loss


If we deny love that is given to us, if we refuse to give love because we fear pain or loss, then our lives will be empty, our loss greater.
~ Source unknown

27 February, 2010

For those who are in Love



Have you ever been in love? Horrible isn't it? It makes you so vulnerable. It opens your chest and it opens up your heart and it means that someone can get inside you and mess you up. You build up all these defenses, you build up a whole suit of armor, so that nothing can hurt you, then one stupid person, no different from any other stupid person, wanders into your stupid life...You give them a piece of you. They didn't ask for it. They did something dumb one day, like kiss you or smile at you, and then your life isn't your own anymore. Love takes hostages. It gets inside you. It eats you out and leaves you crying in the darkness, so simple a phrase like 'maybe we should be just friends' turns into a glass splinter working its way into your heart. It hurts. Not just in the imagination. Not just in the mind. It's a soul-hurt, a real gets-inside-you-and-rips-you-apart pain. I hate love.

~ Neil Gaiman

Right and Wrong

There is no easy formula for determining right and wrong livelihood, but it is essential to keep the question alive. To return the sense of dignity and honor to manhood, we have to stop pretending that we can make a living at something that is trivial or destructive and still have sense of legitimate self-worth. A society in which vocation and job are separated for most people gradually creates an economy that is often devoid of spirit, one that frequently fills our pocketbooks at the cost of emptying our souls.

~ Sam Keen

26 February, 2010

A Letter to a Teacher

An extract from a letter that Abraham Lincoln wrote to the Headmaster of the school in which his son was studying. Read on, its pretty inspiring...



He will have to learn, I know, that all men are not just and are not true. But teach him if you can, the wonder of books.. but also give him quiet time to ponder the eternal mystery of birds in the sky, bees in the sun and flowers on a green hillside.

In school, teach him it is far more honorable to fall than to cheat.
Teach to have faith in his own ideas, even if everyone tells him he is wrong.
Teach him to be gentle with gentle people and tough with the tough.
Try to give my son the strength not to follow the crowd when everyone getting on the bandwagon.

Teach him to listen to all men; but teach him also to filter all he hears on a screen of truth, and take only the good that comes through.
Teach him, if you can, how to laugh when he is sad... Teach him there is no shame in tears.

Teach him to scoff at cynics and to be beware of too much sweetness.. Teach him to sell his brawn and brain to highest bidders, but never to put a price on his heart and soul. Teach him to close his ears to a howling mob.. and stand and fight if thinks he is right.

Treat him gently, but do not cuddle him, because only the test of fire makes fine steel. Let him have the courage to be impatient.. Let him have the patience to be brave. Teach him always to have sublime faith in himself, because then he will have faith in humankind.

This is a big order, but see what you can do. . He is such a fine little fellow my son!



~ Abraham Lincoln

19 February, 2010

All you need

At this moment there are 6,470,818,671 people in the world. Some are running scared. Some are coming home. Some tell lies to make it through the day. Others are just not facing the truth. Some are evil men, at war with good. And some are good, struggling with evil. Six billion people in the world, six billion souls. And sometimes... all you need is one.

~ One Tree Hill

28 January, 2010

When Believing Goes Wrong


Every thing is a fact if you believe in it. When people say that there's no god, they believe that too; just like we believe that there is one. When you close your eyes to the truth, even if
it is universal, it becomes oblivious to your mind.

Not believing in the fact that there is a reason why things don't go the way you planned is as big a sin as believing that you don't need to try for good things just because you might fail. I believe that I might stumble today, but I also believe that it is going to be okay; I would be wrong to build my faith on the thought that I might fall and hurt myself, so it is not important to try.

Isbah Z

19 January, 2010

The Allure of Love

Someone who does not run toward the allure of love walks a road where nothing lives.

But this dove here senses the love-hawk floating above and waits; and will not be driven or scared to safety.

~ Rumi

14 January, 2010

The Truth About Glory


The famous Achilles (the great hero of the Trojan War) told his mother about the battle of Troy, and said that he doesn't want to go. She said to him:

"If you stay here, you will find peace. You will find a wonderful woman, and you will have sons and daughters, who will have children. And they'll all love you and remember your name. But when your children are dead, and their children after them, your name will be forgotten...

If you go to Troy, glory will be yours. They will write stories about your victories in thousands of years! And the world will remember your name. But if you go to Troy, you will never come back... for your glory walks hand-in-hand with your doom. And I shall never see you again."

Troy, the movie

06 January, 2010

Two Wolves



An old father is telling his grandson about a fight that is going on inside
himself. He said it is between 2 wolves.

The evil one that makes me feel: Anger, envy, sorrow, regret, greed, arrogance, self-pity, guilt, resentment, inferiority, lies, false pride, superiority and ego.

The good one that enables me to enjoy: Joy, peace, love, hope, serenity, humility, kindness, benevolence, empathy, generosity, truth, compassion and faith.

The grandson thought about it for a minute and then asked his grandfather, "Which wolf wins?"

The old father replied, "The one I feed."

P.s:
Thanks Saira Star for sharing this. Loves it! :)