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Jack Kornfield says we can love and care for others but we cannot…

“Peace requires us to surrender our illusions of control. We can love and care for others but we cannot possess our children, lovers, family, or friends. We can assist them, pray for them, and wish them well, yet in the … Continue reading

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Jack Kornfield says peace comes when our hearts are…

“If you put a spoonful of salt in a cup of water it tastes very salty. If you put a spoonful of salt in a lake of fresh water the taste is still pure and clear. Peace comes when our … Continue reading

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Cornel West says the basic problem with my love relationships…

“The basic problem with my love relationships with women is that my standards are so high – and they apply equally to both of us. I seek full-blast mutual intensity, fully fledged mutual acceptance, full-blown mutual flourishing, and fully felt … Continue reading

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Sharon Salzberg says love can be the natural state of our own being…

“For all of us, love can be the natural state of our own being; naturally at peace, naturally connected, because this becomes the reflection of who we simply are.” – Sharon Salzberg, Lovingkindness: The Revolutionary Art of Happiness

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Nicholas Sparks says the best love is the kind that…

“The best love is the kind that awakens the soul and makes us reach for more, that plants a fire in our hearts and brings peace to our minds.” – Nicholas Sparks, The Notebook

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Maya Angelou says I want to keep discovering you…

“Make me know the impossible things….. How the air feels upon your skin, The touch of cool water upon your face, The weight of a rose in the palm of your hand. I will try to understand. I want to … Continue reading

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Charles Dickens says I loved her against reason, against promise, against peace, against hope, against happiness…

“Once for all, I knew to my sorrow, often and often, if not always, that I loved her against reason, against promise, against peace, against hope, against happiness, against all discouragement that could be. Once for all; I loved her … Continue reading

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