Dance as though no one is watching you. Sing as though no one can hear you. Love as though you have never been hurt before. Live as though heaven is on earth.
This is the kind of love that is so romantic, and can stay with us through a lifetime of relationship. Goethe: "I am so glad that you are here... It helps me realize how beautiful my world is."
And Erica Jong: "Love is everything it's cracked up to be. That's why people are so cynical about it... It really is worth fighting for, being brave for, risking everything for. And the trouble is, if you don't risk anything, you risk even more."
And it works the other way round - someone said, "You don't love a woman because she is beautiful, but she is beautiful because you love her."
But we never own the loved one. As Leo F. Buscaglia says, "A loving relationship is one in which the loved one is free to be themselves - to laugh with me, but never at me; to cry with me, but never because of me; to love life, to love being loved. Such a relationship is based upon freedom and can never grow in a jealous heart."
One cannot possibly expect another human being to fill every one of our needs or respond to all of our desires. Yet, Western culture focuses on individuality, and when we stop to think about it, we realize that our contemporary lifestyle, although rich with social interaction, is essentially a one-on-one type of existence. This means we almost set ourselves up for times when we feel lonely. Here's a reality check: It takes time to build a relationship. Perfect synchronicity of belief systems, backgrounds, etc., is both unrealistic and unavailable. Continues...
When you subscribe to our free service, each week you'll receive several transformational quotes about one of the key challenges we all face in life - with commentary by Peter Shepherd - plus an exceptional accompanying article, to inspire you throughout the week.
And as a bonus when you've confirmed your subscription, freely download your choice of 50 ebooks in the Transformational eLibrary - including Peter Shepherd's book, 'Daring to Be Yourself'!
Subscribe now... it's free!
Please look out for an email asking you to confirm your subscription request.
Your address will remain 100% confidential and it's just one click to unsubscribe.
Hypnosis is the key to unlocking your creativity, focusing your energy and understanding yourself
Hypnosis has a long history of helping human beings be the very best they can be. It can be used to control anything controlled by the unconscious mind - pain, blood pressure, fear, confidence levels, mood, sex drive... the list goes on:
You'll become highly productive without getting stressed
Tap into your creative energies instantly
Really understand yourself and others
You'll learn how to stay calm in high pressure or uncomfortable situations
Develop laser-like levels of focus and concentration