Tuesday, January 5, 2016

Quotables again

Instead of perfection, we should aim for sustainable and fulfilling.- Sheryl Sanberg from Lean In: Women, Work, and the Will to Lead

"...embrace the mess. It will be complicated, but rejoice in the complications. It will not be anything like what you think it will be like, but surprises are good for you. And don't be frightened: you can always change your mind."-Nora Ephron

If you want something you never had,then you've got to do something you've never done - Unknown

Magic is what happens when you literally put fire to your dreams

Tuesday, March 31, 2015

Quotables

Love is a kind of awareness we have about ourselves, about people, about life.
Love is when we see ourselves and others for what we are, not what we think we should be. Love is when we stop trying to protect ourselves and open up to what’s here—the pain, the joy, the beauty, the darkness, everything.
Love is a decision to be open and stay open, to receive the beauty of what’s all around us instead of pushing fake beauty down our throats.
Love is a way of life, a state of mind.

Sunday, December 7, 2014

CSI: NY

As police officers in this big, complicated city we see so much bad. So many souls filled with hatred and violence. And it's our job to look for them, chase after them and confront them. Over time, they can become all we see. As with all evil, some good will always come from it. It can bring us together with some of the most dedicated, honorable, kind-hearted people we could ever hope to meet. It can fill hearts with a love so strong that it will endure forever... and create unbreakable friendships that will last even in the face of life's most difficult challenges.
Sometimes, the good comes when we most need it and least expect it. If we are lucky enough to notice it, set our eyes upon it and appreciate it, it can almost make us forget all of the bad. Today is life. The only life you're sure of. Make the most of today. Words of wisdom. A slice of goodness passed on by an innocent soul whose life was cut short by an errant bullet. These are words that will always stay with me, words that are about to change the course of my life forever.
-Mac Taylor CSI:NY

 

Wednesday, November 26, 2014

Random

"Live life as if everything is rigged in your favor." - Rumi 

"True understanding is to see the events of life in this way: "You are here for my benefit, though rumor paints you otherwise." And everything is turned to one's advantage when he greets a situation like this: You are the very thing I was looking for. Truly whatever arises in life is the right material to bring about your growth and the growth of those around you. This, in a word, is art -- and this art called "life" is a practice suitable to both men and gods. Everything contains some special purpose and a hidden blessing; what then could be strange or arduous when all of life is here to greet you like an old and faithful friend?" - Marcus Aurelius

 

Friday, October 10, 2014

Quotables

“Confront the dark parts of yourself, and work to banish them with illumination and forgiveness. Your willingness to wrestle with your demons will cause your angels to sing.”
- August Wilson

“Everything that happens to you is a reflection of what you believe about yourself. We cannot outperform our level of self-esteem. We cannot draw to ourselves more than we think we are worth.”
- Iyanla Vanzant  


All great deeds and all great thoughts have a ridiculous beginning. Great works are often born on a street corner or in a restaurant's revolving door. - Albert Camus

Every day is a new beginning. Treat it that way. Stay away from what might have been, and look at what can be.

Friday, October 3, 2014

Mastin Kipp

This is why I think it's important to develop a solid friendship and base before diving into sex (learned this one the HARD way). I've seen that a woman who has been hurt in the past will sometimes rush to bed or have a fling with a guy that she doesn't have feelings for. BUT – when there are feelings, when there's chemistry, many times that is scary and she closes up even more. But really, deep down, I believe that she is waiting for the right man to see her, let her test him and to remain solid.There is a fine line between what I just described and her not being into you. So know the difference. But many times, amazing love could blossom on the other side of having patience and just showing up for her. When a woman gives her heart, it is her everything. It is so strong and capable of such love, but at the same time it is so fragile and can be hurt very easily. So, today, don't give up on her. Give into love. Get to know her. Don't rush. Remember, when it comes to Love, sometimes the patient path is the fastest way. You can have amazing intimacy without sex. And when you build a friendship and intimacy up and let the energy build, you are preparing yourself to be in the most fulfilling, wonderful and sexually exciting relationship you could imagine. Sex without love is fun, but sex WITH love is Divine and the highest form of union between two people. Call her bluff. See her hesitancy not as rejection but as a test to see if you are going to leave or stay. She will open up and give herself to the steadfast man whom she trusts. Be that man. Sometimes you have to fight for love. And sometimes you just have to show up, be present and let it emerge.What do you think?-Mastin Kipp
 

Thursday, September 25, 2014

"The woman’s movement brought us independence, but it did not bring us love."

“A boy’s rite of passage into manhood is when he stops seeing women, children, and animals as sources of personal gratification and instead sees them as recipients of his manful, loving bounty.”

“Making love” is based on the feminine principle of a relationship; the relationship is built on friendship and expressed through sex. “Getting laid” is based on the masculine principle of sharing sexual gratification with a friendly partner.” - Dr. Patricia Allen