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  • #1
    Bob Marley
    “Only once in your life, I truly believe, you find someone who can completely turn your world around. You tell them things that you’ve never shared with another soul and they absorb everything you say and actually want to hear more. You share hopes for the future, dreams that will never come true, goals that were never achieved and the many disappointments life has thrown at you. When something wonderful happens, you can’t wait to tell them about it, knowing they will share in your excitement. They are not embarrassed to cry with you when you are hurting or laugh with you when you make a fool of yourself. Never do they hurt your feelings or make you feel like you are not good enough, but rather they build you up and show you the things about yourself that make you special and even beautiful. There is never any pressure, jealousy or competition but only a quiet calmness when they are around. You can be yourself and not worry about what they will think of you because they love you for who you are. The things that seem insignificant to most people such as a note, song or walk become invaluable treasures kept safe in your heart to cherish forever. Memories of your childhood come back and are so clear and vivid it’s like being young again. Colours seem brighter and more brilliant. Laughter seems part of daily life where before it was infrequent or didn’t exist at all. A phone call or two during the day helps to get you through a long day’s work and always brings a smile to your face. In their presence, there’s no need for continuous conversation, but you find you’re quite content in just having them nearby. Things that never interested you before become fascinating because you know they are important to this person who is so special to you. You think of this person on every occasion and in everything you do. Simple things bring them to mind like a pale blue sky, gentle wind or even a storm cloud on the horizon. You open your heart knowing that there’s a chance it may be broken one day and in opening your heart, you experience a love and joy that you never dreamed possible. You find that being vulnerable is the only way to allow your heart to feel true pleasure that’s so real it scares you. You find strength in knowing you have a true friend and possibly a soul mate who will remain loyal to the end. Life seems completely different, exciting and worthwhile. Your only hope and security is in knowing that they are a part of your life.”
    Bob Marley


  • #2
    Elizabeth Gilbert
    “People think a soul mate is your perfect fit, and that's what everyone wants. But a true soul mate is a mirror, the person who shows you everything that is holding you back, the person who brings you to your own attention so you can change your life.

    A true soul mate is probably the most important person you'll ever meet, because they tear down your walls and smack you awake. But to live with a soul mate forever? Nah. Too painful. Soul mates, they come into your life just to reveal another layer of yourself to you, and then leave.

    A soul mates purpose is to shake you up, tear apart your ego a little bit, show you your obstacles and addictions, break your heart open so new light can get in, make you so desperate and out of control that you have to transform your life, then introduce you to your spiritual master...”
    Elizabeth Gilbert, Eat, Pray, Love


  • #3
    Dr. Seuss
    “Don't cry because it's over, smile because it happened.”
    Dr. Seuss


  • #4
    Winston Churchill
    “A pessimist sees the difficulty in every opportunity; an optimist sees the opportunity in every difficulty.”
    Winston Churchill


  • #5
    Douglas Adams
    “I may not have gone where I intended to go, but I think I have ended up where I needed to be.”
    Douglas Adams, The Long Dark Tea-Time of the Soul


  • #6
    Elizabeth Gilbert
    “I have a history of making decisions very quickly about men. I have always fallen in love fast and without measuring risks. I have a tendency not only to see the best in everyone, but to assume that everyone is emotionally capable of reaching his highest potential. I have fallen in love more times than I care to count with the highest potential of a man, rather than with the man himself, and I have hung on to the relationship for a long time (sometimes far too long) waiting for the man to ascend to his own greatness. Many times in romance I have been a victim of my own optimism.”
    Elizabeth Gilbert, Eat, Pray, Love


  • #7
    Elizabeth Gilbert
    “This is a good sign, having a broken heart. It means we have tried for something.”
    Elizabeth Gilbert, Eat, Pray, Love


  • #8
    Elizabeth Gilbert
    “Your emotions are the slaves to your thoughts, and you are the slave to your emotions.”
    Elizabeth Gilbert, Eat, Pray, Love: One Woman's Search for Everything Across Italy, India and Indonesia


  • #9
    Elizabeth Gilbert
    “There’s a crack (or cracks) in everyone…that’s how the light of God gets in.”
    Elizabeth Gilbert, Eat, Pray, Love


  • #10
    Elizabeth Gilbert
    “One thing I do know about intimacy is that there are certain natural laws which govern the sexual experience of two people, and that these laws cannot be budged any more than gravity can be negotiated with. To feel physically comfortable with someone else's body is not a decision you can make. It has very little to do with how two people think or act or talk or even look. The mysterious magnet is either there, buried somewhere deep behind the sternum, or it is not. When it isn't there (as I have learned in the past, with heartbreaking clarity) you can no more force it to exist than a surgeon can force a patient's body to accept a kidney from the wrong donor. My friend Annie says it all comes down to one simple question: "Do you want your belly pressed against this person's belly forever --or not?”
    Elizabeth Gilbert, Eat, Pray, Love


  • #11
    Elizabeth Gilbert
    “I want God to play in my bloodstream the way sunlight amuses itself on the water.”
    Elizabeth Gilbert, Eat, Pray, Love


  • #12
    Elizabeth Gilbert
    “I crossed the street to walk in the sunshine.”
    Elizabeth Gilbert, Eat, Pray, Love


  • #13
    Elizabeth Gilbert
    “We search for happiness everywhere, but we are like Tolstoy's fabled beggar who spent his life sitting on a pot of gold, under him the whole time. Your treasure--your perfection--is within you already. But to claim it, you must leave the buy commotion of the mind and abandon the desires of the ego and enter into the silence of the heart.”
    Elizabeth Gilbert, Eat, Pray, Love: One Woman's Search for Everything Across Italy, India and Indonesia


  • #14
    Elizabeth Gilbert
    “It's still two human beings trying to get along, so it's going to be complicated. And love is always complicated. But humans must try to love each other, darling. We must get our hearts broken sometimes. This is a good sign, having a broken heart. It means we have tried for something.”
    Elizabeth Gilbert, Eat, Pray, Love


  • #15
    Elizabeth Gilbert
    “I'm choosing happiness over suffering, I know I am. I'm making space for the unknown future to fill up my life with yet-to-come surprises.”
    Elizabeth Gilbert, Eat, Pray, Love


  • #16
    Elizabeth Gilbert
    “When the karma of a relationship is done, only love remains. It's safe. Let go.”
    Elizabeth Gilbert, Eat, Pray, Love


  • #17
    Elizabeth Gilbert
    “At some point, you gotta let go, and sit still, and allow contentment to come to you.”
    Elizabeth Gilbert, Eat, Pray, Love


  • #18
    Elizabeth Gilbert
    “But never again use another person's body or emotions as a scratching post for your own unfulfilling yearnings.”
    Elizabeth Gilbert, Eat, Pray, Love


  • #19
    Elizabeth Gilbert
    “Deep grief sometimes is almost like a specific location, a coordinate on a map of time. When you are standing in that forest of sorrow, you cannot imagine that you could ever find your way to a better place. But if someone can assure you that they themselves have stood in that same place, and now have moved on, sometimes this will bring hope”
    Elizabeth Gilbert, Eat, Pray, Love


  • #20
    Elizabeth Gilbert
    “There's no trouble in this world so serious that it can't be cured with a hot bath, a glass of whiskey, and the Book of Common Prayer.”
    Elizabeth Gilbert, Eat, Pray, Love


  • #21
    Elizabeth Gilbert
    “Destiny, I feel, is also a relationship - a play between divine grace and willful self-effort.”
    Elizabeth Gilbert, Eat, Pray, Love


  • #22
    Elizabeth Gilbert
    “Ruin is a gift. Ruin is the road to transformation.”
    Elizabeth Gilbert, Eat, Pray, Love


  • #23
    Elizabeth Gilbert
    “Zen masters say you cannot see your reflection in running water, only in still water.”
    Elizabeth Gilbert, Eat, Pray, Love


  • #24
    Elizabeth Gilbert
    “Instructions for freedom":
    1. Life's metaphors are God's instructions.
    2. You have just climbed up and above the roof, there is nothing between you and the Infinite; now, let go.
    3. The day is ending, it's time for something that was beautiful to turn into something else that is beautiful. Now, let go.
    4. Your wish for resolution was a prayer. You are being here is God's response, let go and watch the stars came out, in the inside and in the outside.
    5. With all your heart ask for Grace and let go.
    6. With all your heart forgive him, forgive yourself and let him go.
    7. Let your intention be freedom from useless suffering then, let go.
    8. Watch the heat of day pass into the cold night, let go.
    9. When the Karma of a relationship is done, only Love remains. It's safe, let go.
    10. When the past has past from you at last, let go.. then, climb down and begin the rest of your life with great joy.”
    Elizabeth Gilbert, Eat, Pray, Love


  • #25
    Elizabeth Gilbert
    “The resting place of the mind is the heart. The only thing the mind hears all day is clanging bells and noise and argument, and all it wants is quietude. The only place the mind will ever find peace is inside the silence of the heart. That's where you need to go.”
    Elizabeth Gilbert, Eat, Pray, Love


  • #26
    Elizabeth Gilbert
    “One must always be prepared for riotous and endless waves of transformation.”
    Elizabeth Gilbert, Eat, Pray, Love


  • #27
    Elizabeth Gilbert
    “And when you sense a faint potentiality for happiness after such dark times you must grab onto the ankles of that happiness and not let go until it drags you face-first out of the dirt - this is not selfishness, but obligation. You were given life; it is your duty to find something beautiful within life no matter how slight.”
    Elizabeth Gilbert, Eat, Pray, Love


  • #28
    Elizabeth Gilbert
    “The Yogic sages say that all the pain of a human life is caused by words, as is all the joy. We create words to define our experience and those words bring attendant emotions that jerk us around like dogs on a leash. We get seduced by our own mantras (I'm a failure... I'm lonely... I'm a failure... I'm lonely...) and we become monuments to them. To stop talking for a while, then, is to attempt to strip away the power of words, to stop choking ourselves with words, to liberate ourselves from our suffocating mantras.”
    Elizabeth Gilbert, Eat, Pray, Love


  • #29
    Elizabeth Gilbert
    “[Saint Anthony] said, in his solitude, he sometimes encountered devils who looked like angels, and other times he found angels who looked like devils. When asked how he could tell the difference, the saint said that you can only tell which is which by the way you feel after the creature has left your company.”
    Elizabeth Gilbert, Eat, Pray, Love


  • #30
    Elizabeth Gilbert
    “So now I have started living my own life. Imperfect and clumsy as it may look, it is resembling me now, thoroughly.”
    Elizabeth Gilbert, Eat, Pray, Love




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