T u e s d a y s w i t h M o r r i e
" We all have same beginning-birth-and we all have the same end- death.So how different can we be?''- Morrie Schwartz
I've reread this book several times and I've never grown tired of this book probably because I, myself, is a teacher.Since it's Tuesday,I would like to share my favorite aphorisms from Mitch Albom's "Tuesdays with Morrie.
" The most important thing in life is learn how to give out love, and to let it come in"
"Don't cling to things, because everything is impermanent"
"To know that you're going to die ,and to be prepared for it anytime.That's better.
That way,you can actually be more involved in your life while you're living''
"...neither money nor power will give you the feeling that you're looking for,
no matter much of them you have."
Morrie Schwartz and Mitch Albom
The most compelling dialog of Morrie which I know will bring back each reader's bittersweet memory of unrequited love:
"...but detachment doesn't mean you don't let the experience penetrate you.On the contrary, you let it penetrate you fully.
Take any emotion-love for a woman, or grief for a loved one...If you hold back on the emotions-if you don't allow yourself to go all the way through them-you can never get to being detached, you're too busy being afraid. You're afraid of the pain, You're afraid of grief. You're afraid of the vulnerability that loving entails.
"But by throwing yourself into these emotions, by allowing yourself to dive in, all the way, over your head even, you experience them fully and completely. You know the pain is. You know what love is. And only then you can say, "All right. I have experienced that emotion.I recognize that emotion. Now I need to detach from that emotion for a moment. "