Sometimes it’s just a matter of finding a little common ground, and then building a relationship on it.
Love is the absence of judgement.
There are many great minds on earth and not all are human.
Anthony Douglas Williams
I know nothing in the world that has as much power as a word. Sometimes I write one, and I look at it, until it begins to shine.
There is something so enchanting in the smile of melancholy. It is a ray of light in the darkness, a shade between sadness and despair, showing the possibility of consolation.
In the light of calm and steady self-awareness, inner energies wake up and work miracles without effort on your part.
The past is behind, learn from it. The future is ahead, prepare for it.
The present is here, live it.
Thomas S. Monson
Be curious, not judgmental.
“No effort is required to define or even attain happiness, but enormous concentration is needed to abandon everything else.”
Quentin Crisp, The Naked Civil Servant
“You increase your self-respect when you feel you’ve done everything you ought to have done, and if there is nothing else to enjoy, there remains that chief of pleasures, the feeling of being pleased with oneself. A man gets an immense amount of satisfaction from the knowledge of having done good work and of having made the best use of his day, and when I am in this state I find that I thoroughly enjoy my rest and even the mildest forms of recreation.”
“One does not play Bach without having done scales. But neither does one play a scale merely for the sake of the scale.”
Simone Weil, Gravity and Grace
“Third things are essential to marriages, objects or practices or habits or arts or institutions or games or human beings that provide a site of joint rapture or contentment. Each member of a couple is separate; the two come together in double attention.”
Donald Hall, The Best Day the Worst Day
Hold the vision, trust the process.