Saturday, May 30, 2009

Quote From "Guilt by Association"

Home was like a pair of old slippers that you could snuggle into and be totally comfortable, and it didn't matter how you looked or what you said or even what you did, because you were loved and accepted.

Quotes on Love

I love you because you taught me how. I feel because you ignited feelings in my heart that I never knew were there before. I breathe because you give me reason to live. - WNR
If we deny love that is given to us, if we refuse to give love because we fear pain or loss, than our lives will be empty, our loss greater. - Unknown
Love is a symbol of eternity. It wipes out all sense of time, destroying all memory of a beginning and all fear of an end. - Unknown
Sometimes we make love with our eyes. Sometimes we make love with our hands. Sometimes we make love with our bodies. Always we make love with our hearts. - Unknown
Soul mates are people who bring out the best in you. They are not perfect, but are always perfect for you. - Unknown
The test of a great love is not what it demands, but what it is prepared to do without. - Unknown
True love hears what is not spoken, and understands what is not explained; for love doesn't work in the mouth, nor the mind, but in the heart. - Unknown
The heart that truly loves never forgets. - Proverb
People love others not for who they are, but for how they make them feel. - Irwin Federman
He drew a circle to shut me out, heretic rebel, a thing to flout. But love and I had the wit to win, we drew a circle that took him in. - Edwin Markham
In real love, you want the other person's good. In romantic love, you want the other person. - Margaret Anderson
Love is not a matter of counting the years, it's making the years count. - Wolfman Jack Smith
Love grows by giving. The love we give away is the only love we keep. The only way to retain love is to give it away. - Elbert Hubbard
The best proof of love is trust. - Dr. Joyce Brothers
Love is, above all, the gift of oneself. - Jean Anouilh
You can't force someone to love you; all you can do is become someone who can be loved; the rest is up to them. - Unknown
Who travels for love finds a thousand miles not longer than one. - Japanese Proverb
Love is too strong a word to say it too early, but it has too beautiful a meaning to say it too late. - Kurt Spiteri Corrish
Lust is when you love what you see. Love is when you lust for what's inside. - Renee Conkle
Love is first friendship and then commitment. - Jacques Pierre Ribault
Love is an act of endless forgiveness, a tender look which becomes habit. - Peter Ustinov
Sex is a momentary never lets you go. - Unknown
What we have once enjoyed we can never lose. All that we love deeply becomes a part of us. - Helen Keller
Love is the seed of all hope. It is the enticement to trust, to risk, to try, to go on. - Gloria Gaither
True love is spelled G-I-V-E. It is not based on what you can get, but rooted in what you can give to the other person. - Josh McDowell
Love is what is left in a relationship after all the selfishness is taken out. - Nick Richardson
To love and win is the best thing. To love and lose, the next best. - William M. Thackery
Love does not die easily. It is a living thing. It thrives in the face of all of life's hazards, save one - neglect. - James D. Bryden
We find rest in those we love, and we provide a resting place for those who love us. - Saint Bernard of Clairvance
Love is always bestowed as a gift -- freely, willingly, and without expectation..We don't love to be loved, we love to love. - Leo Buscaglia
Real love begins when nothing is expected in return. - Antoine de Saint-Exupery
Love is when each person is more concerned for the other than for one's self. - David Frost
Remember that the best relationship is one in which your love for each other exceeds your need for each other. - Unknown
Love is to feel with one's whole self the existence of another being. - Simone Weil
Love endures when the lovers love many things together and not merely each other. - Walter Lippman
Physical love is total intimacy. It is the sign that the lovers have nothing to refuse each other, that they belong wholly to each other. - J. Leclercq
We forgive to the extent that we love. - Francois Duc De La Rochefoucauld
Holding the heart of another in the comforting hands of prayer is a priceless act of love. - Janet L. Weaver
Love comes when manipulation stops; when you think more about the other person than about his or her reactions to you. When you dare to reveal yourself fully, when you dare to be vulnerable. - Dr. Joyce Brothers
Love is a force more formidable than any other. It is invisible--it cannot be seen or measured, yet it is powerful enough to transform you in a moment, and offer you more joy than any material possession could. - Barbara DeAngelis
Where we love is home; home that our feet may leave, but not our hearts. - Oliver Wendell Holmes
Love is friendship that has caught fire. It is quiet understanding, mutual confidence, sharing and forgiving. It is loyalty through good and bad times. It settles for less than perfection and makes allowances for human weaknesses. - Ann Landers
The quickest way to receive love is to give it; the fastest way to lose love is to hold it too tightly; and the best way to keep love is to give it wings. - Unknown
If you have reasons for loving someone, than you are using your mind, but if you love someone for no reason, than you are using your heart. - Unknown
Love is but the discovery of ourselves in others, and the delight in the recognition. - Alexander Smith
You know what's the most terrifying thing about admitting that you're in love? You're just naked. You put yourself in harm's way and you lay down all your defenses. No clothes, no weapons. Nowhere to hide, completely vulnerable. The only thing that makes it tolerable is to believe the other person loves you back and you can trust him not to hurt you. - Unknown
We all want to fall in love. Why? Because that experience makes us feel completely alive. Where every sense is heightened, every emotion is magnified, our everyday reality is shattered and we are flying into the heavens. It may only last a moment, an hour, an afternoon. But that doesn't diminish its value. Because we are left with memories that we treasure for the rest of our lives. - Unknown
When we love something, it is of value to us and when something is of value to us we spend time with it, time enjoying it and time taking care of it. - M. Scott Peck
When the one man loves the one woman and the one woman loves the one man, the very angels leave heaven and come sit in that house and sing for joy. - Brahma
Love is not finding someone to live with, it's finding someone you can't live without. - Rafael Ortiz
The strongest evidence of love is sacrifice. - Carolyn Fry
Love is when you are kept awake at night with thoughts of him...and when sleep finally finds you, he is waiting there in your dreams. - Unknown
Love is not measured by how many times you touch each other but by how many times you reach each other. - Cathy Moraney
Giving someone all your love is never an assurance that they'll love you back...don't expect love in return; just wait for it to grow in their heart but if it doesn't, be content it grew in yours. - Unknown
Once you have loved, you will always love. For what's in your mind may escape, but what's in your heart will remain forever. There is not instinct like that of the heart. - Lord Byron
A person's actions depict the heart, not the words they say. - Brian Lee
My mind tells me to give up, but my heart won't let me. - Jennifer Tyler
A dream is a wish your heart makes when you're fast asleep. - Cinderella
To love someone when there is no chance of that love ever thriving, that is romance. - Dawson's Creek
Romance is about the little things -- small loving gestures, hugs, saying "I love you" ( and meaning it), and sincere compliments. - Gregory Godak
If you love someone, say it. Say it right then. Before the moment just passes you by. - My Best Friends Wedding
When the people we love are stolen from us, the only way to keep them is to never stop loving them. People die, buildings burn, but eternal love lasts forever. - The Crow
I love you for the man you are, I love you for the things you do, I love you for the things you say. But most of all I love you because you love me for the woman I am, for the things I do, and for the things I say. I love you. - Magnolias
Love is passion. Obsession. Someone you can't live without. Someone you fall head over heels for. Find someone you can love like crazy, and will love you the same way back. Listen to your heart. No sense in life without this. To make the journey without falling deeply in love, you haven't lived a life at all. You have to try, because if you haven't tried, then you haven't lived. - Meet Joe Black
Love is the free exercise of choice. Two people love each other only when they are quite capable of living without each other but choose to live with each other. - M. Scott Peck
True love is not how you forgive, but how you forget; not what you see, but what you feel; not how you listen, but how you understand; and not how you let go, but how you hold on. - "Lovely"
True love is not about the hugs and kisses, the "I love you's" or the "I miss you's" but about the chills that hit every part of your spine when you think about him. - Lauren P.
A priceless moment is when the person that you have fallen in love with looks you right in the eyes to tell you that they have fallen in love with you. - Monica
True love doesn't just fill your heart, it overflows into your whole body and soul. - Jen H.
You will know that you love someone when you want him or her to be happy. Even if that means you're not a part of their happiness. - Kim
I love you not because of anything you have, but because of something that I feel when I'm near you. - Unknown
True love is not finding someone else, but finding your other half. - Miss Flo
If I had to choose between breathing and loving you, I would use may last breath to tell you I love you. - DeAnna Anderson
It takes a second to say I love you, but a lifetime to show it. - Unknown
Loving someone takes courage; fearing it could end at any moment and yet having faith it will last forever. - Unknown
You know you love someone when you cannot put into words how they make you feel. - Unknown
For you see, each day I love you more. Today more than yesterday and less than tomorrow. - Rosemonde Gerard
Love is like a friendship caught on fire. In the beginning a flame, very pretty, often hot and fierce, but still only light and flickering. As love grows older, our hearts mature and our love becomes as coals, deep burning and unquenchable. - Bruce Lee
True love stories never have endings. - Richard Bach
Just because somebody doesn't love you the way you want them to, it doesn't mean they don't love you with all they have. - Unknown
The difference between friendship and love is how much you can hurt each other. - Ashleigh Brilliant
You know you're in love when you can't fall asleep because reality is finally better than your dreams. - Dr. Seuss
They invented hugs to let people know you love them without saying anything. - Bill Keane
There is no love without forgiveness, and there is no forgiveness without love. - Bryant H. McGill
If you live to be a hundred, I want to live to be a hundred minus one day so I never have to live without you. - A. A. Milne
You can't stop loving or wanting to love because when its right, it's the best thing in the world. When you're in a relationship and it's good, even if nothing else in your life is right, you feel like your whole world is complete. - Keith Sweat
If you have to think about whether you love someone or not then the answer is not. When you love someone, you just know. - Janice Markowitz
If you love it, let it go. If it returns to you, cherish it; if not, it was never truly yours. - Proverb
In true love the smallest distance is too great, and the greatest distance can be bridged. - Hans Nouwans
Love is the hardest habit to break and the most difficult to satisfy. - Drew Barrymore
True love doesn't happen right away; it's an ever growing process. It develops after you've gone through many ups and downs, when you're suffered together, cried together, laughed together. - Ricardo Montalban

Tuesday, May 19, 2009

Holding On

As long as you are holding on to what you have, your path of possibilities is blocked. The holding can be mental, emotional or physical. In any case, it is a sign of fear. If you are afraid to lose what you have, it means your consciousness is grounded in lack. Somewhere in the back of your mind, there is a belief that there is not enough to go around. There may also be a belief that when it comes around, you will not be on the receiving end.

Holding on is not the same as taking care of what you value or protecting that which is yours. Holding on is what most people do when they are afraid they don't deserve more. Holding on is what we do when we settle for less than we want. Holding on is what we do instead of asking for what we want and then taking responsibility for creating it. When you really believe that you are worthy of the best, that you deserve the best and that there is enough of the best for you to have plenty, there will be no need for you to grab or clutch or squeeze what you have. You won't worry about what you have. You will not watch over what you have. You will no longer live in fear that by losing what you have, your life will somehow be diminished. When you can stop holding on, you begin to realize that your blessings cannot be taken away, nor will they go away until the Universe is reay to up the ante.

Until today, you may have been holding on to things and people in fear that they could not or would not be replaced in your life. Just for today, allow yourself to imagine what your life would be like if your hands and heart were to receive something better than what you are holding on to right now.

Wednesday, May 13, 2009

Place Full Confidence in Your Prayers

When you least expect it, the very thing you want, the thing you have been praying for with all of your heart is going to come to you from nowhere. The thing you have wanted for so long is going to drop right into your life without your having done or having to do anything. In fact, it will probably show up on the very day you did not pray, the day you did not work yourself into a frenzy trying to make something happen. In fact, it will probably slip into your life so quietyly, with such grace and ease, you may not believe it at first. It is frightening to think that life could be so easy, so graceful, so almost uneventful as to have the thing you have been praying for show up without you rough riding it!

You may not believe that just wanting it was enough because, in order to accept that notion, you would have to believe that you don't have to struggle or work hard in life. You will not believe that after all of your effort and trying, this thing shows up--just like that! When you weren't looking, watching, working or waiting for it to happen. You might think to yourself, No way! No way this can happen like this for me when I didn't have or don't have the money to make it happen. This can't be happening! But it is. And when it does, your reaction will answer a very important question, how much confidence do you place in your prayers?

Until today, you may not have accepted that one prayer is all it takes. Just for today, try praying for something with all of y our heart and soul, then don't do anything else.

Tuesday, May 5, 2009

There Are Things You Can Live Without

Anything you need, must have or can't do without has domination over you and your life. In other words, you are a slave of sorts. We're not talking here about food, clothing and shelter. We are talking about anything or anyone, from your mother to your job, that you feel you must have, must help or cannot walk away from for one reason or another. We are talking about the gamut from food to sex, people to pets, shoes to butter on both sides of your bread. If God didn't put it in you, but you believe you cannot live without it, you are in a lot of trouble!

All too often, we turn our lives over to things and people, believing that they are essential to our survival. How does this happen? How do we become enslaved? Why does this happen? Why do we turn our lives and our power over to things and people? Well, it's a trick! It is the trick of fear!

Fear will do anything, use anyone, to throw you off track, keep you off base and move you in the wrong direction. Fear is very well aware that as long as you believe there is something you cannot do without, you have an excuse not to do the things you must! Fear also knows that as long as you have an excuse for not doing, fear has something to do! Fear will keep you running. Fear will keep you hiding. Fear will tie you down. It will make you responsible to others! It will make you responsible for others! Fear is the very thing that prevents you from letting go of everything and everyone else.

If you really want to live your life to the fullest and realize your greatest potential, you must be willing to run the risk of making some people mad. Oh, they will get mad! Whenever you move beyond someone's opinion of you, they get upset because you thought more of yourself than they thought of you.

If you want to know just how much you can do, how far you can reach, how much you can stretch, you must be willing to leave some people behind. You must be willing to do more, be more and have more than those in your present company have. This does not mean you should compare yourself to them. Nor does it mean you are showing off. It means that you must be willing to step out on your own, try life for yourself and claim your divine inheritance without guilt.

If you really want to know who you are and what you are capable of achieving, you must be willing to live without the opinions of other people. That means you don't ask for opinions! And when they are offered, you need not accept them. In order to find your identity, your authenticity and a true sense of wholeness, you must develop your individuality from the wealth of information that comes from within you.

People may not like what you do, people may not like how you do it, but those people are not living your life. You are! Until you are willing to live beyond the opinions of other people, and without the company of other people, you will have no idea of what your life is all about.

Until today, you may have been holding on to other people's opinions about you and doing your best to keep people with you and on your side. Just for today, take a risk! Tell somebody what you really want for your life. Tell someone you do not agree with their opinion of you. Then jump into the center of your own life and get comfortable being there!