If we remember how important we are to each other,
how we can be each other’s creator. . .
because we alone can see through our masks . . .
We will not pass each other by.

Love is stronger than any walls
So let us not give up . . .
I need you.
We need each other. 1
Contributed by Kristen
Open your eyes and heart up to a more clearer way of looking at love and life. I realize that . . . If I don't
have wisdom,
I can only teach you my ignorance.

If I don't have freedom, I could only put you in a cage.
It takes two to see one. You want to know who you are. I want to know who you are, and who I am.

Look at the eyes of the people around you who love you. They are the only people who will tell you
that you've got dirt on your nose.
The person who loves you is going to say, "Hey, honey, there's dirt on
your nose.
"

So if we get into an argument, if we should disagree, do we say,
"That’s it, to hell with you, I quit. I'm not going to work anything out with you. Who wants the trouble?
Why solve anything? It's easier to find someone else
?"

When difficulty or unpleasantness arises, and you feel you can't stand it anymore, is the only option
simply to quit and leave?
Love is not appliance that can be turned on and off, like a light by a switch. It’s not really freedom to
walk away and leave when a relationship becomes dull and sluggish. How could there be no regret,
sadness, or sense of loss because a lasting relationship between two people who were loving seems
no longer possible
?"

To strive for intimacy is a risk and may bring pain. But the only way you are ever going to see yourself
and grow
is in an intimate relationship.

When I love you and you love me, we're like each other's mirror; we see infinity.
If I want to know about me, I won't find it by living alone. I'm going to find it by your responses to me.
If you want to know about you, You won't find it by living alone. You'll only find it through my responses
to you.

When you explain, I try to see the world through your eyes, so that I can know and understand you better.
I hope you to try to see the world through my eyes, when I explain, so that you can know and understand
me better.

To expose feelings is to risk showing your true self. "What else do I have to show?"
To place your ideas and your dreams before a crowd, is to risk being called naive.Oh, I'm called worse
things than that
."

To love is to risk being loved in return. "To live is to risk dying." I'm not ready for that.

Don't you dare shed one tear if you hear that I blew up in the air, or dropped dead. I did it with
enthusiasm
! "To hope is to risk despair and to try is to risk failure." But risks must be taken, because the
greatest risk in life
is to risk nothing.

The person who risks nothing, does nothing, has nothing, feels nothing and becomes nothing.
Do not let the pain of one season destroy the joy of all the rest. Do not
judge life by one difficult season. Persevere through the difficult
patches and better times are sure to come.

Live Simply - Love Generously.
Care Deeply - Speak Kindly.
Leave the Rest to God. 2
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MorningStar Inspirations from
Dawn Cove Abbey
Roadside Assistance For Your Journey Through Life
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- Dedicated to helping people return (and maintain) sanity and decency to life -
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From the eBook: "One! The Journey hOMe", by Klaas Tuinman MA, © 2007-2020

Questions and comments welcomed.
No-one is an island. 3
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Sources:
[1] The Walls Of Love (Risking) ~Unknown
[2] ~Anon
[3] ~John Donne
Risking The Walls Of Love
S/he may avoid suffering and sorrow, yet avoidance brings its own sufferings; s/he simply cannot
learn and change and feel and grow
and love  and live.

"To laugh is to risk appearing the fool." Well, so what? Fools have a lot of fun.
"To weep is to risk being called sentimental." Of course I'm sentimental; I love it to tears!
Tears can help to reach out to another and risk involvement.
"Who's risking involvement?" I want to be involved.

I see people who are always saying,  "I'm a lover. I really believe in love. I act the part", and then
they shout at the waitress, "
Where's the water?"I will believe your love when you show it in action.

Each day I promise myself not to try to solve all of my life's problems at once. Nor shall I expect you
to do so.
Take it easy - you can't be the perfect lover tomorrow, but maybe next week . . .

Starting each day, I shall try to learn something new about me and about you and about the world
we live in,
so that I may continue to experience all things as if they have been newly born.

You're never the same person. After tonight you're going to be different. Even if it only means a
little bit older.
Starting each day, I shall remind myself to really listen to you and to try to hear your
points of view
- remembering that we're both growing and changing in a myriad of ways.

Starting each day, I shall remind myself I am human and not demand perfection from you until I am
perfect
. Starting each day, I shall strive to be aware of the beautiful things in our world.

Starting each day, I remind myself to reach out and touch you gently with my fingers, because I
don't want to miss feeling you.
Starting each day, I shall dedicate myself, again; to the process of
being a lover . . .
 and then see what happens.

You know . . . that I'm really convinced that if you were to define love,  the only word big enough to
engulf it would be . . .
 life.

Love is life in all its aspects. And if you miss love, you miss living. Please don't