Tuesday, September 21, 2010

Tuesdays with Morrie - 2

"Mitch, you asked about caring for people I don't even know. But can I tell you the thing I'm learning most with this disease?
What's that?
"The most important thing in life is to learn how to give out love, and to let it come in"
His voice dropped to a whisper."Let it come in.We think we don't deserve love, we think if we let it in we'll become too soft. But a wise man named Levine said it right. He said, 'Love is the only rational act'"
He repeated it carefully, pausing for effect " 'Love is the only rational act' ".
from "Tuesdays with Morrie" for Mitch Albom, 1997- an old man, a young man and life's greatest lesson
page 52.

While everyone strongly advises everyone else to give out love, to enjoy giving, to give because giving is a noble act- most of us deny themselves the right to take in love.
It is a right, that every creature needs to survive:human being, animals and plants are equal in this part.
it is nature's rule to dry out and die if love is missing.
give love as much as you wish and can afford, but never forget to let it come in your heart.
if it makes you soft, then you are human
if it makes you happy, this is the main purpose of life
if it makes you feel satisfied, this is justice of life: to give & take in equal parts
if it makes you feel grateful, then you are a good soul
if it touches your heart, then the loving gesture you have just received is very sincere. double happiness.

allow those who love you to "love" you. it is not bad. it is human.


  1. currently reading that book, seems to be a wonderful one...

    Wa7da sa7beti gabethouli; te3rafiha ba2ah ;P ?

    Bossi ya setti, bala 'allow' ba2a bala ma-allowsh ... el-7obb ya bossboss mesh bel-3afeya!

    Laisse Tomber . . . !

    Laisse Tomber . . . !

    Laisse Tomber . . . !


  2. rouni, the point is sometimes we are too proud to accept loving gestures from others. what is meant here is not the romantic love, i guess rather the human love.
    soemtimes we are too stupid and refuse a kind gesture, sometimes we refuse to admit that this person has a special place in my heart, for not to be abused, etc.
    like yuka now is a weakpoint for me. my sis blackmails me with him :)
    if i dont do something for her, she doesnt bring him visiting. joking :)

  3. and ya fandem i hope you like it. it is a very nice one.or so i think ya3ni.