Art by Vladimir Volegov
Lessons of love and life
by Roy Nwaisser
Je Pense á Toi-Richard Abel
Each person who enters our life has a unique lesson to teach us.
And it is only through these lessons that we learn about life,
people, relationships and God.
When someone lies to you, it teaches you that things are not
always as they seem. The truth is often far beneath the surface.
Look beyond the masks people wear if you want to know their
heart. And remove your own masks to let people know yours.
When someone steals from you, it teaches you that nothing is
forever.Always appreciate what you have, for you never know
when you might lose it. And never ever take your friends and
family for granted because today is the only guarantee you have.
When someone inflicts an injury upon you, it teaches you that
the human state is a fragile one. Protect and take care
of your body as best you can; it's the only thing you are
sure to have forever.
When someone mocks you, it teaches you that no two people
arealike. When you encounter people who are different
from you,don't judge them by how they look or act;
instead base your opinion on the contents of their heart.
When someone breaks your heart, it teaches you that loving
someone does not always mean that person will love you back.
But don't turn your back on love because when you find
the right person, the joy that one person brings will
make up for all the past hurts put together -- times ten!!!!
When someone holds a grudge against you, it teaches you that
everyone makes mistakes. When you are wronged, the most
virtuous thing you can do is forgive the offender without
pretense. Forgiving those who have hurt us is the most
difficult and courageous thing
anyone can do.
When a loved one is unfaithful to you, it teaches you that
resisting temptation is man's greatest challenge.
Be vigilant in your resistance against all temptation.
By doing so you, will be rewarded with an enduring sense
of satisfaction far greater than the temporary pleasure
by which you were tempted.
When someone cheats on you, it teaches you that greed is
the root of all evil. Aspire to make your dreams come true,
no matter how lofty they may be. Do not feel guilty about
our success, but never let an obsession with achieving
your goals lead you to engage in malevolent activities.
When someone ridicules you, it teaches you that nobody is
perfect. Accept people for their merits and be tolerant
of their flaws. Do not ever reject someone for imperfections
over which they have no control.
What about lessons to be learned from Man's good deeds?
When someone loves us, it teaches us that love, kindness,
charity, honesty, humility, forgiveness and acceptance can
counteract all the evil in the world. For every good deed,
there is one less evil deed. Man alone has the power to
control the balance between good and evil, but because
the lessons of love are not taught often enough, the power
is too often abused.
When you enter someone's life, whether by plan, chance or
coincidence, consider what your lesson will be.
Will you teach love or a harsh lesson of reality?
When you die, will your life have resulted in more loving
or hurting? More comfort or pain? More joy or sadness?
Each one of us has power over the balance of love in the world.
Use it wisely. Don't miss an opportunity to nudge the world's
scale in the right direction.