Relationships

One Word

“Tse-Kung asked, ‘Is there one word that can serve as a principle of conduct for life?’ Confucius replied, ‘It is the word ‘shu’ – reciprocity. Do not impose on others what you yourself do not desire.” – Doctrine of the Mean

Holding Out for a Hero

“The simple act of caring is heroic.” – Edward Albert

When the Time Comes

“Be strong enough to stand alone, be yourself enough to stand apart, but be wise enough to stand together when the time comes.” – Mark Amend

Your Choice

“You may choose to look the other way, but you can never say again that you did not know.” – William Wilberforce

It’s Not You, It’s Me

“A codependent person is one who has let another person’s behavior affect him or her, and who is obsessed with controlling that person’s behavior.” Melody Beattie

What do you Stand For?

“Staying silent is like a slow growing cancer to the soul. There is nothing intelligent about not standing up for yourself. You may not win every battle. However, everyone will at least know what you stood for – YOU.” – Shannon L. Alder

The Key

“I am thankful the most important key in history was invented. It’s not the key to your house, your car, your boat, your safety deposit box, your bike lock, or your private community. It’s the key to order, sanity, and peace of mind. The key is ‘Delete.’” – Elayne Boosler

Three Gates

“Before you speak let your words pass through three gates. At the first gate ask, ‘Is it true?’ At the second gate ask, ‘Is it necessary?’ At the third gate ask, ‘Is it kind?’” – Sufi Saying

Throbbing with Reciprocity

“The universe is a vast system of exchange. Every artery of it is in motion, throbbing with reciprocity, from the planet to the rotting leaf.” – Edwin Hubbel Chapin

Perfect Your Chemistry

“You give up your narcissism, your egotism, that’s how you achieve chemistry.” – Nick Nolte

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