Monday, December 16, 2013

Friends and Martyrs

A  L  O  H  A !
" You yourself, 
as much as anybody 
in the entire universe, 
deserve your love 
and affection. "

 Siddhartha Gautama

" Self-preservation 
is the first 
law of nature. "

Samuel Butler 

" When we quit
 thinking primarily
 about ourselves 
and our own 
we undergo a 
truly heroic 
of consciousness. "

Joseph Campbell 

" One, with God, 
is always a majority, 
but many a martyr 
has been burned . . .
while the votes 
were being counted. "

Thomas Reed 

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The average person says:
"What is mine is mine;
 what is yours is yours."

The sociopath says:
"What is mine is mine, 
what is yours is also mine."

The exceptional person says:
"What is yours is yours, 
and what is mine 
is also yours."

The exceptional person
 in the presence 
of a sociopath says:

Don't let others
take advantage
of your kindness,
or timidity.

Let your "No"
be "No."

Then stop talking.

If need be,
walk away
after you have said it.

No one can steal
your kindness,
your Aloha.

So give it away.

Feelings of obligation
are danger signs
of a damaged relationship.

Care for the soul
that is in your keeping:
Your Own.

            Fondly, cloudia

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Fireblossom said...

Good old Sid Arthur!

The Weaver of Grass said...

Wise words asusual Cloudia.

eViL pOp TaRt said...

A wonderful thought to ponder today, Cloudia. Thank you!

Don't let anyone steal your joy!

Akelamalu said...

Nice thoughts Cloudia. x

Anonymous said...

Good instructions! Can I hug da puppy?

Pallavi said...

Lovely dear cloudia <3

George Neacsu said...

true! you have to stand up for yourself!

Karen S. said...

Aloha Cloudia, Our souls are so important, without them we'd be done for! I still here my mother jokingly but oh really so factual always saying, "What's mine is mine and what's yours is mine!" Yikes! I always love how awake what is most important. You are a lovely person!

TexWisGirl said...

'no one can steal your give it away.' nice, cloudia.

Charles Gramlich said...

Good advice for being around sociopaths. Don't give them weaponry.

ifthethunderdontgetya™³²®© said...

Fine advice, Cloudia!

Meredith said...

Great advice, Cloudia!

Meredith said...

Great advice, Cloudia!

Cloudia said...

Thanks, dear friends ♥

Indrani said...

Good advice and lovely pics too.

Myrna R. said...

Beautiful thoughts. The pics are stunning/

Elephant's Child said...

Excellent advice today. Thank you.

Hattie said...

Outstanding comments today! Have a good week!

Hilary said...

A timely post for me. Thank you. Love the Rottie's face.

Filip and Kristel said...

It looks like a friendly Rotweiler.


Brian Miller said...

ah so true on the feeling of obligation...and to truly love another we must first love ourselves....

aloha from va

Kay said...

This is excellent advice, Cloudia. Love all your quotes, too.


*Love* that first quote and ending thoughts - beautiful thoughts to treasure into my Tuesday:)

rupam sarma said...

Nice post
Greetings from Assam, India

Adam said...

nice Buddha quote

Cloudia said...


Balachandran V said...

Handsome doggie! :-)

Duncan D. Horne - the Kuantan blogger (大哥) said...

Nice collection of quotes. It's about getting the balance right between self and others

Duncan In Kuantan