Friday, April 20, 2012

Loving Each Other by Buscaglia

Life devoid of mystery and risk is only half a life.

All I really owned was what I was.

Learn to listen. You don't learn anything from hearing yourself talk.

If I were living with me, would I stick around?

Be polite. Love does not give you the license to be for rudeness.

What a grand feeling to have a relationship with someone who is loved not only by you but by many. That means you've made a good choice.

Don't think in terms of forever. Think of now, and forever will take care of itself.

With each relationship you are not only giving but becoming more.

There are times when you may want to give up on a relationship, but never give up on relating.

After an argument is over, forget it.

Feelings have meaning only as they are expressed in action.

Perhaps much happiness is lost in the pursuit of it.

We must learn that loving others is to want them to be themselves--painful as it may be--with or without you.

Laughter is the closest distance between people.

Playing truth or consequence by oneself.

A loving relationship is one which offers comfort in the silent presence of another with whom you know and that special thrill of happiness simply in being together.

A loving relationship is one in which the loved one is free to be himself--to laugh with me, but never at me; to cry with me, but never because of me; to love life, to love himself and to love being loved.

The more we fail to speak, the more difficult speaking becomes.

Having language has nothing to do with communication.

It is obvious that there is more to communication than what meets the ear.

Be careful with the words you use because they may be using you.

Wounds heal quickly when one knows unquestionably that love is there.

We are not evil, incompetent and inadequate when our relationships fail.

We have been poisoned by fairytales.

When you love someone. You do not love them all the time.

There is no being or becoming without relationships.

It's not the big problems that cause relationships to fail, it's a series of small things over a long period of time; little inconsiderate behaviour, thoughtless comments, small cruel acts, words left unspoken or well-intended acts that are constantly put off for a later time.

Relationships fail not because they are wrong but because most people don't want to correct their problems. They want their own way.

Relationships are not dumping grounds for our selfishness, egocentricity, despair and anger.

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