Posted by: xeper | February 17, 2009

On Perfect Love, Spiritual Exercise, and Turning Your Life Around

Too often we underestimate the power of a touch, a smile, a kind word, a listening ear, an honest compliment, or the smallest act of caring, all of which have the potential to turn a life around.

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Perfect love is rare indeed – for to be a lover will require that you continually have the subtlety of the very wise, the flexibility of the child, the sensitivity of the artist, the understanding of the philosopher, the acceptance of the saint, the tolerance of the scholar and the fortitude of the certain.

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The fact that I can plant a seed and it becomes a flower, share a bit of knowledge and it becomes another’s, smile at someone and receive a smile in return, are to me continual spiritual exercises.

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Author and motivational speaker, Felice Leonardo “Leo” Buscaglia, Ph. D. ( 31 March 1924 – 11 June 1998 ) worked actively to overcome social and mental barriers that inhibited the expression of love between people, from family to acquaintances to people with disabilities, the institutionalized, and elderly, to complete strangers. The profundity of his subject struck a responsive chord regarding an area many regarded as deficient in their lives, and by 1998 his books had reached eighteen million copies in print in seventeen languages. God bless his soul.

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Responses

  1. A very loving and wise man!

  2. I love it! 🙂

  3. Indeed he is. I am amazed how we can live in a society where much less worthy people are much better advertised, and not only commercially but even at our schools and universities.

  4. I knew you would, and had you in mind when choosing the quote on perfect love, especially knowing how patient you are in dealing with imperfect people around you 🙂


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