Sunday, March 4, 2018

Hawaii Photo of the Day

  A  L  O  H  A !

Emotionally True

A  L  O  H  A !
 "You're only as young as 
the last time you 
changed your mind. "
           Timothy Leary

 Alan's Hale [Hawiian: Hah-Lay = 'House']

“On the other hand, the 
emotional record was not 
like a history book; 
its truths were constantly 
changing, and true even 
when incompatible.” 
          Julian Barnes

"It is not necessary to 
deny another's reality 
in order to 
affirm your own."
                       Anne Wilson Schaef 


It can be very useful
to realize that something
can be deeply, meaningfully,
true to another person,
even though the FACTS
as you see them
seem to contradict their
deep conviction.

We tend to make an idol
of our interpretation,
upon which we are too
ready to sacrifice our 
kindness and patience.
Not to mention,
another person.

Comprehending the kernels
of concern and truth 
important to a 'wrong' person
is the more productive,
the wiser, kinder way.

I would rather make friends
than win arguments.
I want to thrive in an 
atmosphere of mutual respect
where we listen to one another,
and not just so we can fight,
convince, or win.

We will thrive together
as family, or perish
as tribes of fools.

Thank YOU
                 Warmly, cloudia