Whenever something negative happens to you, there is a deep lesson concealed within it.
Often it is the most deserving people who cannot help loving those who destroy them.
I kissed him back.
I saved you. You killed me.
It’s my fault, I trusted you.
In some ways suffering ceases to be suffering at the moment it finds a meaning, such as the meaning of a sacrifice.
-Viktor E. Frankl
What could be worse than
the people you love?
I broke my heart loving you.
Hoping you also miss me sometimes…
At an early age I learned that people make mistakes, and you have to decide if their mistakes are bigger than your love for them.
Unsure what hurts more…
Losing you or knowing you
didn’t fight to keep me?
Nothing is a coincidence. Everything you’re experiencing is meant to happen exactly how it is happening. Embrace the lessons. Be grateful.
Sometimes, we create our own heartbreaks.
I’m probably meant to be alone.
Missing someone who was never mine.
Accept what life offers you and try to drink from every cup. All wines should be tasted; some should only be sipped, but with others, drink the whole bottle.
When a person tells you you hurt them, you don’t get to decide you didn’t.
You’re someone I would’ve died for.
You are all I have left.
Even if you know what’s coming, you’re never prepared for how it feels.
Silent tears stream behind closed doors.
Sometimes, there is no turning back.
Every man’s life ends the same way. It is only the details of how he lived and how he died that distinguish one man from another.
She always smiles. Inside, she’s dying.
You’re too near yet so far.
You’re allowed to miss the people who were bullets to you, but you’re not allowed to let them shoot you again.
Do not spoil what you have by desiring what you have not; remember that what you now have was once among the things you only hoped for.
There are years that ask questions,
and years that answer.
-Zora Neale Hurston
We demand closure as though our lives were put together as neatly as novels, but the fact of the matter is they’re not. In real life, relationships are messy and poorly written, ending too early or too late, and sometimes in the middle of a sentence.
People will leave you, but that doesn’t mean it’s your fault.
Love is a hard word to define. You can love a lot of things about a person but still not love the whole person.
So many people walk around with a meaningless life. They seem half-asleep, even when they’re busy doing things they think are important. This is because they’re chasing the wrong things. The way you get meaning into your life is to devote yourself to loving others, devote yourself to your community around you, and devote yourself to creating something that gives you purpose and meaning.
Everyone has gone through something that has changed them in a way that they could never go back to the person they once were.
Have you ever lost someone you love and wanted one more conversation, one more chance to make up for the time when you thought they would be here forever? If so, then you know you can go your whole life collecting days, and none will outweigh the one you wish you had back.
Ultimately, the worst kinds of pain do not come from your enemies,
but the people you trust and love.
I was born and baptized as a Catholic but I have always been open-minded about other religions and yes, atheism. This is my first from Sam Harris and the first atheistic book I’ve read. I must say, this book is very thought-provoking. It isn’t something that would convert the reader to become an atheist nor would it shake a devout Christian/Muslim’s faith, but I think it would help us understand what atheists are like.
It would probably be an uncomfortable read but I personally would still recommend it to my Catholic/Christian friends. Aside from a very easy to read writing style, I really find this book very insightful. With that said, I’ll leave you with this:
Clearly, it is time we learned to meet our emotional needs with embracing the preposterous. We must find ways to invoke the power of ritual and to mark those transitions in every human life that demand profundity — birth, marriage, death — without lying to ourselves about the nature of reality. Only then will the practice of raising our children to believe that they are Christian, Muslim, or Jewish be widely recognized as the ludicrous obscenity that it is. And only then will we have a chance of healing the deepest and most dangerous fractures in our world. -Sam Harris
Rating : 4/5
Sometimes skulls are thick.
Sometimes hearts are vacant.
Sometimes words don’t work.
Ignoring your passion is slow suicide.
Never ignore what your heart pumps for.
Each person feels pain in his own way, each has his own scars.
Real love doesn’t meet you at your best.
It meets you in your mess.
Jobs fill your pocket,
Adventures fill your soul.
-Jaime Lyn Beatty
You never really understand a person until you consider things from his point of view — until you climb into his skin and walk around in it.
-Harper Lee, To Kill a Mockingbird
One of the hardest lessons in life is letting go.
Whether it’s guilt, anger, love, loss or betrayal.
Change is never easy.
We fight to hold on and we fight to let go.
Our prime purpose in this life is to help others.
And if you can’t help them, at least don’t hurt them.