Tuesday, May 27, 2014

2014-22 - Tirelessly Seeking Love...

To the warriors of light, there is no such thing as impossible love.

They don't allow themselves to be intimidated by silence, or by rejection.

They know that - behind the icy mask people wear - there is a heart of fire.

That is why the warriors risk more than others.

They tirelessly seek love - even if this means hearing, many times over, the word 'no', returning home defeated, feeling rejected in body and soul.

Warriors don't allow themselves to be discouraged. Without love, living has no meaning.

~ Paulo Coelho

"You don't love someone because they're perfect, you love them in spite of the fact that they're not."

~ Jodi Picoult

Tuesday, May 20, 2014

2014-21 - The mouse and the books...

In 1967,When I was interned in Dr. Eiras Mental Institution (yes, I was considered to be a lunatic), I began to have panic crises.

One day, I decided to consult the psychiatrist in charge of my case.

"Doctor, I am overcome by fear; it takes from me the joy of living."

"Here in my office there is a mouse that eats my books", said the doctor.

"If I get desperate about this mouse, he will hide from me and I will do nothing else in life but hunt him. Therefore, I put the most important books in a safe place and let him gnaw some others. In this way, he is still a mouse and does not become a monster.

"Be afraid of some things and concentrate all your fear on them - so that you have courage in the rest."

~ Paulo Coelho

"Find ecstasy in life; the mere sense of living is joy enough."

~ Emily Dickinson

Tuesday, May 13, 2014

2014-20 - The Treasure Of Today...

The way this day goes, begins with you. The way this day goes, begins right now.

Your attitude can make today a great one. Your actions can make this day an effective and fulfilling time.

It all begins right now, with how you choose to see it. It all begins right where you are, with what you choose to do.

There is enormous power in your hands right now. You have the power to put meaning, fulfillment and value in this day.

Feel the power of your most beautiful purpose, and get yourself going. Make some steady progress, and keep it up.

The treasure of today is here to be unlocked by who you are and what you do. Now, make that treasure yours.

~ Ralph Marston

"Dream as if you'll live forever. Live as if you'll die today."

~ James Dean

Tuesday, May 6, 2014

2014-19 - Why me...?

Legendary Wimbledon player Arthur Ashe was infected with blood he got during a heart surgery in 1983. Letters poured in from all over the world, as he was dying of AIDS. One letter asked, 'Why has GOD chosen you for such a bad disease?'

To this, Arthur Ashe replied, 'The world over -- 50 million children start playing tennis, 5 million learn to play tennis, 500,000 learn professional tennis, 50,000 come to the circuit, 5000 reach the grand slam, 50 reach Wimbledon, 4 to semi final, 2 to the finals.'

'When I was holding a cup I never asked GOD 'Why me?' And today in pain I should not be asking GOD 'Why me?'

~ Author Unknown

"At first, I asked, why me? Then I thought, Why not me?"

~ Nick Jonas