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The Rose Within
Cherin
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Posted 08-03-2010Reply

A certain man planted a rose and watered it faithfully and before it blossomed, he examined it.



He saw the bud that would soon blossom, but noticed thorns upon the stem and he thought, "How can any beautiful flower come from a plant burdened with so many sharp thorns? Saddened by this thought, he neglected to water the rose, and just before it was ready to bloom... it died.



So it is with many people. Within every soul there is a rose. The God-like qualities planted in us at birth, grow amid the thorns of our faults. Many of us look at ourselves and see only the thorns, the defects.



We despair, thinking that nothing good can possibly come from us. We neglect to water the good within us, and eventually it dies. We never realize our potential.



Some people do not see the rose within themselves; someone else must show it to them. One of the greatest gifts a person can possess is to be able to reach past the thorns of another, and find the rose within them.



This is one of the characteristic of love... to look at a person, know their true faults and accepting that person into your life... all the while recognizing the nobility in their soul. Help others to realize they can overcome their faults. If we show them the "rose" within themselves, they will conquer their thorns. Only then will they blossom many times over.







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Cherin Jude

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  Rated +5 | Posted 08-03-2010

Inside every person there is goodness, altruism, hope and love. You just have to want to see it, to take time to know underneath the surface, what is sometimes so well hidden.

Many say love is blind. I never believed that... I believe love means to know the other one, with his strengths and weaknesses, skills and flaws, to accept the other one the way he is, not trying to change anything, but respecting your half for revealing how he is inside, with no fear of being judged, criticized. To love means to be bold enough to let your soul mate see the thorns, but to allow him to discover the beautiful, delicate, vulnerable flower from your heart. To love means to let the other one know you love him for the way he is, that you respect his freedom and also his need for your care and understanding.

...So you can see the flower if you are patient enough to really want to know a person, if you realize it is worth your time and care.

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  Rated +4 | Posted 08-03-2010

Inside every person there is goodness, altruism, hope and love. You just have to want to see it, to ... See Claudia's complete reply


Hi,
I can't stop by giving just a thumbs up to this post.So i thought i should reply to this.

Very touching and true words.. Love cant be defined..Many have failed to define love..It has to be experienced..To define love you have to love and be loved...I think thats the best way...Hats off to your points on love...Its true...Thanks

Sudarshan

Cherin
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  Rated 0 | Posted 08-03-2010

Thank you claudia and sudharshan for the wonderful points shared to all.............
Have a great day ahead..

Cheers
Cherin Jude

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  Rated +1 | Posted 09-03-2010

Hi Cherin!
Thanks a lot for sharing this wonderful post.
After Claudia's and Sudarshan's great insight of love, there is nothing left to comment further on love. Anything that is said or defined about love is always less and it is something to feel through heart and see through soul.

Cherin
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  Rated 0 | Posted 10-03-2010

Thank you pradeep for your words..........:-)

Cheers
Cherin Jude

Monika
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  Rated 0 | Posted 06-04-2010


Hey Cherin,

Its really motivating........good job

Monika

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