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Life: Quote

Life is a gift to be given to those you love every moment, time stands still for no one. ~Tilly Rivers~

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Some of us listen…

Listen

Copyright Tilly Rivers, 2005- all rights reserved

This poem is from the poetry book “Blessings” by Tilly Rivers written in 2005

The fountain of knowledge is forever pouring upon us
Some of us listen like a container turned upside down
Catching not a drop, spraying over in a useless manner
The container remaining empty
Physically attending to the words
Pretending to listen
In fact not listening at all-mentally some where else

Some of us listen
As a container with holes, the fountain leaks
The holes never be filled
We are trying with only half a heart
We retain only parts of the knowledge given
We are lacking the mindfulness and memory
To be filled completely

Some of us listen
With a vessel containing poison, the fountain isn’t pure
The container has been contaminated
We retain only the knowledge we can twist and spin
The intention to use it later, to harm another

If only we could listen with wholesome motivation
With love

If only we could listen with the same dedication
To the  core fountain
That each of us deserve

Aristotle- Ten of my favourite quotes

  1. Anybody can become angry – that is easy, but to be angry with the right person and to the right degree and at the right time and for the right purpose, and in the right way – that is not within everybody’s power and is not easy.
  2. The aim of art is to represent not the outward appearance of things, but their inward significance.
  3. There is no great genius without some touch of madness.
  4. You will never do anything in this world without courage. It is the greatest quality of the mind next to honor.
  5. Nature does nothing in vain.
  6. Poetry is finer and more philosophical than history; for poetry expresses the universal, and history only the particular.
  7. Change in all things is sweet.
  8. Men create gods after their own image, not only with regard to their form but with regard to their mode of life.
  9. The soul never thinks without a picture.
  10. No one loves the man whom he fears.

Friends can help each other. A true friend is someone who lets you have total freedom to be yourself – and especially to feel. Or, not feel. Whatever you happen to be feeling at the moment is fine with them. That’s what real love amounts to – letting a person be what he really is.

Jim Morrison

James Douglas “Jim” Morrison was an American singer and songwriter best remembered as the lead vocalist of the Doors.