The truth is, part of me is every age. I'm a three-year-old, I'm a five-year-old, I'm a thirty-seven-year-old, I'm a fifty-year-old. I've been through all of them, and I know what it's like. I delight in being a child when it's appropriate to be a child. I delight in being a wise old man when it's appropriate to be a wise old man. Think of all I can be! I am every age, up to my own.
Death ends a life, not a relationship.
What's wrong with being number 2?
I worked because I could control it.
The truth is, when our mothers held us, rocked us, stroked our heads -none of us ever got enough of that. We all yearn in some way to return to those days when we were completely taken care of - unconditional love, unconditional attention. Most of us didn't get enough.
Detachment doesn't mean you don't let the experience penetrate you. On the contrary, you let it penetrate you fully. That's how you are able to leave it.
When you learn how to die, you learn how to live.
Invest in the human family. Invest in people. Build a little community of those you love and who love you.
The years after graduation hardened me into someone quite different from the strutting graduate who left campus that day headed for New York city, ready to offer the world his talent. The world, I discovered. was not all that interested.
Don't let go too soon, but don't hold on too long.
When you're in bed, you're dead
It's not contagious, you know. Death is as natural as life. It's part of the deal we made.
There is no formula to relationships. They have to be negotiated in loving ways, with room for both parties, what they want and what they need, what they can do and what their life is like.
Dying is only one thing to be sad over. Living unhappily is something else.
You don't know how to live until you learn how to die.
It's not just other people we need to forgive. We also need to forgive ourselves. For all the things we didn't do. All the things we should have done.
There is no formula to relationships.
For many of us, the curtain had just come down on childhood.
You have to find what's good and true and beautiful in your life as it is now. Looking back makes you competitive. And, age is not a competitive issue.
Learn how to live and you'll know how to die; learn how to die, and you'll know how to live.
This is how you start to get respect, by offering something that you have.
Forgive yourself before you die. Then forgive others.
Life is a series of pulls back and forth... A tension of opposites, like a pull on a rubber band. Most of us live somewhere in the middle. A wrestling match...Which side win? Love wins. Love always wins
We all have the same beginning--birth--and we all have the same end--death. So how different can we be?
Giving to other people makes me feel alive. Not my car or my house. Not what I look like in the mirror. When I give my time, when I can make someone smile after they were feeling sad...
People are only mean when they are threatened.
Accept who you are; and revel in it.
We all know how to be a child.
Have you found someone to share your heart with? Are you giving to your community? Are you at peace with yourself? Are you trying to be as human as you can be?
Sometimes, they say, the moon is so busy with the new souls of the world that it disappears from the sky. That is why we have moonless nights. But in the end, the moon always returns, as do we all.
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