Tag: Relationships

The good we secure…

The good we secure for ourselves is precarious and uncertain, is floating in mid-air, until it is secured for all of us and incorporated into our common life.

– Jane Addams

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What counts in making a happy marriage…

What counts in making a happy marriage is not so much how compatible you are, but how you deal with your incompatibility.

– Leo Tolstoy

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There is no line-item veto…

There is no line-item veto when it comes to your partner. It’s a package deal; and some of their qualities are easier to appreciate than others.

– Rebecca Chesin

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Your playing small…

Your playing small doesn’t serve the world. There’s nothing enlightened about shrinking so that other people won’t feel insecure around you. We are all meant to shine, as children do. It is not just in some of us; it is in everyone, and as we let our light shine, we unconsciously give others permission to do the same. As we are liberated from our fear, our presence automatically liberates others.

– Marianne Williamson

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Your task is not…

Your task is not to seek for love, but merely to seek and find all the barriers within yourself that you have built against it.

– Rumi

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Hurt people…

Hurt people hurt people.

– unknown

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One of the most valuable…

One of the most valuable things we can do to heal one another is listen to each other’s stories.

– Rebecca Falls

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We’re all just dorks…

We’re all just dorks, with varying degrees of public mastery over our dorkiness.

– Carolyn Hax

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Say what you mean…

Say what you mean. Bear witness. Iterate.

– John Ford

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