What My World's Like

Convention of those wounded in love

Mar
10

Originally published on December 13, 2009
promulgated by Paulo Coelho

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General provisions:

A. Whereas the saying “all is fair in love and war” is absolutely correct;

B. Whereas for war we have the Geneva Convention, approved on 22 August 1864, which provides for those wounded in the battle field, but until now no convention has been signed concerning those wounded in love, who are far greater in number;

It is hereby decreed that:

Article 1. All lovers, of any sex, are alerted that love, besides being a blessing, is also something extremely dangerous, unpredictable and capable of causing serious damage. Consequently, anyone planning to love should be aware that they are exposing their body and soul to various types of wounds, and that they shall not be able to blame their partner at any moment, since the risk is the same for both.

Article 2. Once struck by a stray arrow fired from Cupid’s bow, they should immediately ask the archer to shoot the same arrow in the opposite direction, so as not to be afflicted by the wound known as “unrequited love”. Should Cupid refuse to perform such a gesture, the Convention now being promulgated demands that the wounded partner remove the arrow from his/her heart and throw it in the garbage. In order to guarantee this, those concerned should avoid telephone calls, messages over the Internet, sending flowers that are always returned, or each and every means of seduction, since these may yield results in the short run but always end up wrong after a while. The Convention decrees that the wounded person should immediately seek the company of other people and try to control the obsessive thought: “this person is worth fighting for”.

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What’s your Soul’s Reflection?

Feb
22

by Jessica Mann

Soul Reflection

I just thought about the concept, what if there were no mirrors? No reflections. No cameras to take pictures.

If we walked around, never knowing how we “looked,” would there be such an emphasis on the physical? On the material?

Would we be more inclined to work on enhancing our inner selves versus our outer shells?

Would how a person looks even matter, or would that concept be so trivial and unevolved? In this time, this reality of ours, as a collective, we spend most of our time –days and nights– focusing on enhancing everything on the outside, and barely any significant time on what’s inside…that which, from a universal perspective, in an ethereal sense, is what really has any relevance.

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Great words…

Aug
18

“If you are unkind to yourself you will be unkind to others,
and if you are negligent of yourself you will be that to others.
Only by feeling compassion for others can you feel compassion for others. 

If you cannot love yourself,
you cannot love others and you cannot stand to see others loved. 
If you cannot treat your own self kindly
you will resent that treatment when you see it in anyone else. 
If you cannot love yourself,
loving others becomes a very painful endeavor with only occassional moments of comfort. 
In other words, loving others, or how you treat yourself,
is your own dose of your own medicine that you really give to others at the same time.”

– Gary Zukav, The Seat of the Soul

What My World Sounds Like: Seal

Nov
03

Seal’s Soul


“A Change is Gonna Come”