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, © 2007-2017

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