"No one can learn to love by following a manual, and no one can
learn to write by following a course. I’m not telling you to seek out
other writers but to find people with different skills from yourself,
because writing is no different from any other activity done with joy
If I had to give you one piece of advice, it would be this: don’t be intimidated by other people’s opinions.
Only mediocrity is sure of itself, so take risks, and do what you really want to do.
Seek out people who aren’t afraid of making mistakes and
who, therefore, do make mistakes. Because of that, their work often
isn’t recognized, but they are precisely the kind of people who change
the world and, after many mistakes, do something that will transform
their own community completely.”
If someone is giving us something, that’s because we’re incapable of getting it for ourselves.
Love is the only thing that will save us, independent of any mistakes we may make. Love is always stronger.
Time neither moves nor is stationary. Time changes.
We learn in the past, but we are not the result of that. We
suffered in the past, loved in the past, cried and laughed in the past,
but that’s of no use to the present. The present has its challenges,
its good and bad side. We can neither blame nor be grateful to the past
for what is happening now. Each new experience of love has nothing
whatsoever to do with past experiences. It’s always new.
People aren’t used to that way of thinking. They want everything to stay the same—”
"—and the consequence of that is pain,”
We are not the person other people wish we were. We are who we decide to be.
It’s always easy to blame others. You can spend your entire life
blaming the world, but your successes or failures are entirely your own
responsibility. You can try to stop time, but it’s a complete waste of
If you rely only on experience, you’ll simply keep applying old solutions to new problems.
I know a lot of people who feel they have an identity only when they’re
talking about their problems. That way, they exist, because their
problems are linked to what they judge to be their history.
It takes a huge effort to free yourself from memory, but when you
succeed, you start to realize that you’re capable of far more than you
imagined. You live in this vast body called the Universe, which
contains all the solutions and all the problems. Visit your soul; don’t
visit your past. The Universe goes through many mutations and carries
the past with it. We call each of those mutations a ‘life,’ but just as
the cells in your body change and yet you remain the same, so time does
not pass, it merely changes.
Never. We never lose our loved ones. They accompany us; they don’t
disappear from our lives. We are merely in different rooms. For
example, I can’t see who is in the next carriage, but it contains
people traveling in the same time as me, as you, as everyone. The fact
that we can’t speak to them or know what’s going on in that other
carriage is completely irrelevant. They are there. So what we call
‘life’ is a train with many carriages. Sometimes we’re in one,
sometimes we’re in another, and sometimes we cross between them, when
we dream or allow ourselves to be swept away by the extraordinary.
Love always triumphs over what we call death. That’s why there’s no
need to grieve for our loved ones, because they continue to be loved
and remain by our side. Life
is one long training session in preparation for what will come. Life
and death lose their meaning; there are only challenges to be met with
joy and overcome with tranquility.
First develop a strategy that utilizes everything around you. The
best way to prepare for a challenge is to cultivate the ability to call
on an infinite variety of responses.
I forgive the tears I was made to shed.
Of giving, even when I have nothing.
world is divided into those who understand me and those who don’t. In
the case of the latter, I simply leave them to torment themselves
trying to gain my sympathy. I love you like a river that creates the right conditions for trees
and bushes and flowers to flourish along its banks. I love you like a
river that gives water to the thirsty and takes people where they want
to go. I love you like a river that creates the right conditions for trees and
bushes and flowers to flourish along its banks. I love you like a river
that gives water to the thirsty and takes people where they want to go. I am not a foreigner, because I haven’t been praying to return
safely home. I haven’t wasted my time imagining my house, my desk, my
side of the bed. I am not a foreigner, because we are all traveling, we
are all full of the same questions, the same tiredness, the same fears,
the same selfishness, and the same generosity. I am not a foreigner,
because, when I asked, I received.
When I knocked, the door opened. When I looked, I found.
Life is a dream from which we wake only when we meet death.