Wednesday, August 20, 2008

Aphorisms from Tuesdays With Morrie

* There are some mornings when I cry and cry and mourn for myself. Some mornings I'm so angry and bitter. But it doesn't too long. Then I get up and say, "I want to live..."

* Accept what you are able to do and what you are not able to do. Accept the past as past, without denying it or discarding it. Learn to forgive yourself and to forgive others. Don't assume that's its too late to get involved.

* Sometimes you cannot believe what you see, you have to believe what you feel. And if you are ever going to have other people trust you, you must feel that you can trust them, too - even when you're in the dark. Even when you're falling...

* The culture we have does not make people feel good about themselves. And you have to be strong enough to say if the culture doesn't work, don't buy it.

* So many people walk around with a meaningless life. They seem half-sleep, even they're busy doing things they think are important. This is because they're chasing down the wrong things.

* Dying is only one thing to be sad over. Living unhappily is something else.

* Love each other or perish.

* Forgive yourself before you die. Then forgive others.

* The tension of opposite? Life is a series of back and forth. You want to do one thing, but you are bound to do something else. Something hurts you, yet you know it shouldn't. You take certain things for granted, even when you know you should never take anything for granted...

2 comments:

Thundercracker said...

"love wins, love always wins"

Meaghan♥ said...

"You are not a wave, you are part of the ocean."

"People haven't found meaning in their lives, so they're runninjg all the time looking for it."