Scrutaţi-vă menirile fiinţii: nu-s oamenii făcuţi să fie fiare, ci pelerini ai binelui şi-ai minţii.
Dante Alighieri - Infernul

Traducere de George Pruteanu

She's only happy in the Sun - Ben Harper


A spune cuiva ca-l iubesti

A spune cuiva ca-l iubesti inseamna a-i spune: 

Tu nu vei muri niciodata.
Gabriel Marcel


Ce-ai (mai) facut in ultimii cinci ani

In acea zi, cand caii au devenit verzi, si au inceput sa goneasca pe pereti, mi-am recastigat dreptul de a spera. In fiecare an, in aceasta zi, imi exercit acest drept! Cu fiecare an care trece, imi dau seama ca Pavel ne-a dezvaluit un mare adevar cand ne-a spus ca "Iubirea spera totul". Azi se-mplinesc cinci ani.


A iubi este o alegere

Un prieten mai vechi (de zile) a restaurat o masa, veche si ea (de ani). Frumoasa lucrare...Insufletitoare, de ambele parti...

Lucrurile vechi, la fel ca si oamenii care "se invechesc" traind alaturi de noi, raman frumoase sau redevin asa, numai daca noi alegem asta. Unii oameni nu iubesc vechiturile, dar numai ceea ce este invechit de zile, de zilele traite impreuna, ne dau puterea de a iubi si de a aprecia adevarata valoare a vechimii unui lucru, a "invechirii" unui om...Omul de langa noi...prietena...iubitul...A iubi este o decizie pe care o luam sau nu, atunci cand viata alaturi de cineva s-a "invechit". O putem schimba foarte usor(si chiar o schimbam) cu o alta  mai noua, mai frumoasa, ori mai rafinata...dar nu va fi niciodata iubire intru adevar, fiindca iubirea este libertate, iar libertatea este intotdeauna la inceput, nu la sfarsit.

Oare el a realizat ca, de fapt, a aruncat tot ce se invechise, mai putin lucrurile vechi, si mai putin pe el insusi, cel vechi? Ceea ce el nu a realizat (inca) este ca, intalnirea a doua personalitati este ca si in chimie: daca are loc o reactie, amandoua se transforma. Daca nu, raman asa, alaturi, dar in fond separate... amestecate, dar neunite...


Omul modern

"Modern man is even more sick in normality than in the asylum. He is a man in search of his soul."

Carl Gustav Jung

Nimeni nu este "Raca" poate fi, cat timp este viu.

CG Jung said; “The acceptance of oneself is the essence of the whole moral problem and the epitome of a whole outlook on life. That I feed the hungry, that I forgive an insult, that I love my enemy in the name of Christ -- all these are undoubtedly great virtues. What I do unto the least of my brethren, that I do unto Christ. But what if I should discover that the least among them all, the poorest of all the beggars, the most impudent of all the offenders, the very enemy himself -- that these are within me, and that I myself stand in need of the alms of my own kindness -- that I myself am the enemy who must be loved -- what then? As a rule, the Christian's attitude is then reversed; there is no longer any question of love or long-suffering; we say to the brother within us "Raca," and condemn and rage against ourselves. We hide it from the world; we refuse to admit ever having met this least among the lowly in ourselves.”

As we grow and learn how to become the best person we can become, we often find ourselves in the position of being our own worst enemy; weak and “most impudent of offenders”. Not only that, but we realize that we are the ones who put ourselves in our current state of needing love, healing, understanding and forgiveness.

Self love, kindness and forgiveness are things that we learn to suppress in our culture. They are seen as being selfish and self serving when in actuality you must love and forgive yourself before being able to truly love another. Sort of like putting on your own oxygen mask before helping the person next to you on a plane. This wisdom is born of maturity, healing, growth and experience.

Maybe it is then, when you feed, heal, love and forgive yourself first that you are strong enough to give to others. If your well is dry, if your need is great then you don't have much to share; but still, if you attempt sharing while caring for yourself, you will receive what you need and grow.

Bright Blessings, Chessie
© Chessie Roberts 2010, all rights reserved


Projection [of our own shadow] makes the whole world a replica of our own unknown face. [...]People will do anything, no matter how absurd, to avoid facing their own soul.

Carl Gustav Jung


Ca sa nu ai dubii

I am not what happened to me, I am what I choose to become.

Carl Gustav Jung


Love Quote of the Day

Blessed is the influence of one true, loving human soul on another.
George Eliot