A boy and a girl were enjoying a nice afternoon playing outside in their neighborhood. The boy showed the girl his collection of beautiful and unique marbles. In turn, the girl showed the boy a handful of sweets she had just received for her birthday.
You have to be a participating factor in your relationship if you want it to be based on trust.
The boy proposed that the two of them change, he would give her all his marbles if she gave him all her sweets. The girl agreed, as she found that the marbles were also beautiful.
The boy handed over all his marbles, but kept one, the most exquisite of all, in his pocket. The girl kept her promise and gave the boy all her sweets.
That night, the girl was happy with the exchange and peacefully went to sleep.
However, the boy could not sleep, as she wondered if the girl had secretly kept some of her sweets, just as she did with the marble.
If you do not give 100% in your relationships, you will always assume that your partner will not give 100% either. If you want your relationships to be built on trust, you must be a participating factor in that.
Honesty grows your character. By being honest in relationships, you hold your partner accountable to do the same. It allows you and your partner to continually think about your choices and how it can help (or harm) your partner and your relationship.
“All that is dear to me and everyone I love are of the nature to change. There is no way to escape being separated from them. I cannot keep anything. I come here empty-handed, and I go empty-handed. My actions are my only true belongings. I cannot escape the consequences of my actions. My actions are the ground on which I stand.” – Thich Nhat Hanh
“Try something different – surrender.” Rumi
“Never be in a hurry; do everything quietly and in a calm spirit. Do not lose your inner peace for anything whatsoever, even if your whole world seems upset.” —Saint Francis de Sales
“The moment of surrender is not when life is over, it’s when it begins.” Marianne Williamson
“When total surrender happens, suffering is removed, duality is removed, too.” Mohanji
“Sometimes surrender means giving up trying to understand and becoming comfortable with not knowing.” Eckhart Tolle
“Peace requires us to surrender our illusions of control.” ― Jack Kornfield
“Surrender is like a fish finding the current and going with it instead of against it. When a bird surrenders to the wind, it learns to ride the wind and not fight it.” David Scott
“The ultimate act of power is surrender.” Krishna Das
“Surrender is not a weakness, it is a strength. It takes tremendous strength to surrender life to the supreme – to the cosmic unfolding.” Mooji
“Peace requires us to surrender our illusions of control.” Jack Kornfield
“There is a LIGHT in this world. A healing spirit more powerful than any darkness we may encounter. We sometime lose sight of this force when there is suffering, and too much pain. Then suddenly, the spirit will emerge through the lives of ordinary people who hear a call and answer in extraordinary ways.” – Richard Attenborough
Moving out of the comfort zone
“A comfort zone is a beautiful place, but nothing ever grows there.”
“If you want light to come into your life, you need to stand where it is shining.” – Guy Finley
“Respect yourself enough to walk away from anything that no longer serves you, grows you, or make you happy.”
“Your willingness to look at your darkness is what empowers you to recognize light.” – David Scott
Nothing is more beautiful than a smile that has struggled through tears.
“As gold purified in a furnace loses its impurities and achieves its own true nature, the mind gets rid of the impurities of the attributes of delusion, attachment and purity through meditation and attains Reality.” – Adi Shankara
“It always seems impossible until it is done.” – Nelson Mandela
“Nothing great in life ever occurs without tremendous pressure and friction. The diamond cannot be polished without incredible friction. Life’s friction can either wear your away or bring out your brilliance. When you find that diamond within yourself, you will realize that no one can break you.” David Scott
“Positive thinking will let you do everything better than negative thinking will.” – Zig Ziglar
The tiny seed knew that in order to grow, It needed to be dropped in dirt, covered in darkness and struggle to reach the light.
“The struggle you’re in today is developing the strength you need tomorrow.” – Robert Tew
“Not everything that is faced can be changed, but nothing can be changed until it is faced. Anything you can’t control in life is teaching you how to let go.”
“The happiness of your life depends upon the quality of your thoughts.” – Marcus Aurelius (Roman Emperor)
“The truly happy person is the one that can enjoy the scenery, even if they made a wrong turn and are lost” – David Scott
“When you know your worth, no one can make you feel worthless.”
With wisdom and age, you may feel life seems to get easier, but it does not, you just get stronger.
“Be grateful for someone in your life that love’s you so much, that when they hug you, it is so tight and healing, that all of your broken pieces stick back together again.” David Scott
“Nothing ever goes away until it has taught us what we need to know.” – Pema Chödrön
“Never Reply when you are angry, never promise when you are happy and never make a decision when your sad.”
“Keep your heart clear and transparent, and you will never be bound. A single disturbed thought creates ten thousand distractions.” – Ryokan Taigu
“The highest spiritual practice is self-observation without judgment.” – Swami Kripalu:
“Whatever the situation, never let your emotions overpower your intelligence.”
Don’t take criticism from someone you wouldn’t take advice from.
“Every situation in life is temporary. So, when life is good, make sure you enjoy and receive it fully. And when life is not so good, remember that it will not last forever and better days are on the way.” Jenni Young
Sometimes you have to walk away from people, not because you don’t care, but because they don’t. When someone hurts you time and time again, accept the fact that they don’t have your best interests in mind. It’s a tough pill to swallow, but it’s necessary medicine.
“Letting go gives us the freedom, and freedom is the only condition for happiness. If, in our heart, we still cling to anything — anger, anxiety, or possessions, we are not free” — Thich Nhat Hanh
“If the problem can be solved why worry? If the problem cannot be solved worrying will do you no good.” – Buddha
“Never go in search of love, go in search of life, and life will find you the love you seek.” – Atticus
“We are made of all those who have built and broken us.” Atticus
“We are all born free and spend a lifetime becoming slaves to our own false truths.” Atticus
“Buddha was asked, ‘What have you gained from meditation?’ He replied, ‘Nothing!’ However the Buddha said, let me tell you what I lost: Anger, Anxiety, Depression, Insecurity, Fear of old age and death.”