Meaningful love thoughts - life changing, world changing, quotes on love.
"Perhaps the feelings that we experience when we are in love represent a normal state. Being in love shows a person who he [/she] should be." [Anton Chekov (1860-1904)]
Which in turn begs the question: what do we really know about love? About ourselves? Is this a prerequisite to finding love? Is it enough to rely on our instincts and what we have learned from popular culture? Who will teach us the real meaning of love? And more to the point, how to find love, where to find love and what to do about it when we find it?
What if love is the underlying essence of the Universe, of life itself, a true expression of our real selves? But then, who is that?
As someone who thought he had found love, lost love, found love again, over and over, I'm deeply interested in finding the answers which, let's face it, affect US ALL at some stage in out lives ... if not all of our lives.
My favourite inspirational quotes on life & love
Passion makes the world go round. Love just makes it a safer place.
Ice T, The Ice Opinion
Love is the difficult realization that something other than oneself is real.
Iris Murdoch (1919 - 1999)
We can only learn to love by loving.
Iris Murdoch (1919 - 1999), O Magazine, February 2004
There is always some madness in love. But there is also always some reason in madness.
Friedrich Nietzsche (1844 - 1900), "On Reading and Writing"
Love is everything it's cracked up to be ... It really is worth fighting for, being brave for, risking everything for.
Erica Jong, O Magazine, February 2004
To fear love is to fear life, and those who fear life are already three parts dead.
Bertrand Russell (1872 - 1970), Marriage and Morals (1929) ch. 19
The meeting of two personalities is like the contact of two chemical substances: if there is any reaction, both are transformed.
Carl Jung (1875 - 1961)
Perhaps the feelings that we experience when we are in love represent a normal state. Being in love shows a person who he should be.
Anton Chekhov (1860 - 1904)
To love deeply in one direction makes us more loving in all others.
Never pretend to a love which you do not actually feel, for love is not ours to command.
The opposite of love is hate but the absence of love is fear.
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If Chekov is right then here's what we need to know to find who we should be before we can find love!
As I learned for myself, in the most dramatic way (bankruptcy), making a few tweeks to your life can also tweek your luck, self confidence, career, success, prosperity, happiness, finding love or your soulmate, the dreaded Mid-Life Crisis, also in a dramatic way! This is the broader picture where finding the real purpose of your life - just any old purpose won't do - is the very foundation of the mix of life we need to get right if we are to succeed at anything!
"There is nothing wrong with change," said Sir Winston Churchill, the British wartime Prime Minister, "if it is in the right direction."
And that's the crucial question, isn't it. Without a crystal ball how can we ever be reasonably sure which direction is the best one for us to choose? There's a good answer!
You already know what you're meant to do with your life.
It's the single secret to happiness, success, luck, career, self confidence, self esteem, prosperity, good health, even to finding a soul mate. It's the big message I got from having my life crash and burn, ending up homeless, unemployed, penniless and friendless.
What I wish I knew then - what absolutely everyone on the planet should know - is that we all have a unique life purpose, a destiny, a hidden talent if you like, and it is within us waiting to be found (unless we're one of the few lucky ones who've found it already).
We tend to think of destiny as a script for our lives imposed upon us by some external force, God perhaps, over which we have no control.
I have a different view. "Destiny" is a gift we chose for ourselves before we were born - that's right - by our own soul. It's our whole purpose in life - or should be - and failure to find it leads to trouble and, to say the least, bad luck.
"Finding" our life purpose, or destiny, is really a misleading concept because it's not something we have to go out and "get," but rather it's something we need to go within and claim.
You've already got it, because you chose it - even if you haven't consciously realized it. Then you need a plan to bring it into reality - because we create our own reality with our thoughts, an idea recently made popular in 'The Secret' which had everyone talking a few years ago.
Two of the key contributors to 'The Secret' went further. Jerry and Esther Hicks published a series of eye-opening channeled books based on a spiritual take on the Law of Attraction. And Bob Proctor went one better (11 better, actually!) and released his bestselling '11 Forgotten Laws'.
Now there's the new Cosmic Ordering craze: is it really possible to place an order with the Universe for whatever you want? In today's fast and instant world we can even have it all fast-trtacked for us. I've found this truly life-changing stuff - literally!
What does science have to say on the matter?
In a 24,000 best seller published by Bob Proctor's organisation, Success Engeering, followed by Luck Engineering, - presented the cutting edge science and quantum physics behind how to literally engineer luck and good fortune into your life or business.
But how do we know what our true life purpose or destiny is when we see it?
In a survey conducted among creative people of all kinds, from science to art, to learn the cause of 'genius' ('Uncommon Genius' by Denise Shekerjian), most claimed that they followed their intuition, trusted their feelings, or as one respondent replied, "I just trust my beeps."
When I get an irritating feeling up my spine I now know it's not the right thing to do. For too long I ignored that irritating feeling, that unease. But a feeling of exhilaration means, go for it! Project your thoughts into the future and see how you feel.
"Your broader Non-Physical part of you communicates with you," wrote Jerry and Esther Hicks in 'The Law of Attraction', "and has done so from the day you emerged into this physical body. That communication comes in many varieties - but all of you are receiving the basic communication that comes forth, in the form of your emotion. Every emotion that you feel is, without exception, communication from your Inner Being letting you know, in the moment, the appropriateness of whatever you are thinking, speaking, or acting."
Your life purpose will ALWAYS utilize your greatest passions, talents and interests.
"Your brain is similar to an iceberg," says psychologist Valerie Dawson. "The 90% of the iceberg deep below the surface is where all the information is that you have been searching for - all the wisdom and the 'knowing' about what you were put on this Earth to do is right there! Inside this part deep within are all the keys to your success, happiness, and abundant life!"
Your life's purpose is already within you!
The Greek philosopher Plato knew this when he wrote in his best-known work the 'Republic'. "Your destiny shall not be allotted to you, but you shall choose it for yourselves." He called it your career on Earth while author Caroline Myss (a guest on Oprah) calls it your mission. Napoleon Hill, in his famous bestseller 'Think & Grow Rich' called the secret to all of life's riches our Definite Major Purpose. Of this he wrote:
"The secret to which I refer ... cannot be purchased for money, for the reason that it comes in two parts. One part is already in possession of those who are ready for it."
"Follow your bliss," said scholar, author and mythology expert Joseph Campbell, "and doors will open where you never knew they existed."
Or, trust your beeps!
I didn't. I had to lose everything before the doors started flying open for me. I don't want this to happen to you!
"An awareness of the Law of Attraction and an understanding of how it works is essential to living a life on purpose." ESTHER & JERRY HICKS ('The Law of Attraction: The Basics of the Teachings of Abraham')